New York, New York (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
Although childhood obesity continues to raise concern among citizens across the United States, health activists have launched a variety of programs to reduce these increasing rates. These efforts have included campaigns to not only get children more active, but also to encourage parents, teachers and community leaders to focus on fitness. According to a recent article from Delaware Online, the state of Delaware has joined the fight against childhood obesity, announcing plans to expand public biking and walking trails. While Delaware’s campaign may serve to encourage children to become more physically active, the makers of the Hurry Cane™ believe that these actions will reflect positively among residents of all ages.
According to the article, Delaware officials are focusing on making the state the “first state in trails.” Collin O’Mara, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, explains that “trails can help reverse a growing obesity problem in the state”; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 28.8 percent of Delaware’s population was obese. Although childhood obesity remains at the forefront of the issue, the makers of the Hurry Cane™ explain that this epidemic is facing everyone from youth to the elderly. The company adds that trails are a great solution to this problem, as they can appeal to people of all ages and serve as the foundation for many different activities, including hiking, biking and running.
As many focus on the need to encourage fitness among the public, some remain concerned about the reasons people are not exercising in the first place. In the article, O’Mara notes that safety is a major factor in fitness. He states, “If you make it easy for folks to play outside, if you make it safe, [they will] do it.” The Hurry Cane™ recognizes safety as a major element of mobility as well, as its innovative cane design is crafted to address safety concerns of senior citizens and the disabled. With a similar intention, the makers of the Hurry Cane™ have made a cane that offers improved, safer features than a traditional cane, such as an ability to stand freely and to grip on a wide variety of terrains.
In a recent press statement, the makers of the Hurry Cane™ support these efforts and notes, “Delaware is one of the major leaders in our country's efforts to promote better health through greater mobility. We could not be more proud of their great work!”
The HurryCane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and others who have trouble walking due to illness or injury. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The HurryCane™ also features a unique pivot-head structure that allows its user to have greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base so individuals can perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The HurryCane™, visit http://www.thehurrycane.com.