Kent Taking steps to fight against obesity

Many kids and adults are fighting against the obesity problem which seems to be growing like an epidemic all over the world. According to a national study, it was found that the 80 percent of children, who were overweight at ages 10 to 15, were obese by the age of 25 (

A new program to fight this world wide epidemic is in progress. This program is called “Kent Steps Up!”. The fitness initiative created by the Kent County Health Department kicks off Monday and 11 schools are signed up to take part.

Each third and fourth grader will receive a pedometer to track how many steps they're taking everyday. The goal is to take at least 10,000 steps daily.

The top three schools at the end of the four-week challenge will receive $500 in prize money. That money will go toward the purchase of an item that encourages physical activity at the winning schools.


Written by Brad

This blog is my weight loss journey and hope this journey will help in losing some extra pounds.


J. Thomas said...

Really a deadly problem...
But doing so much of steps in a single day is a real fight. What we can do is just try to do maximum physical activities whatever way we can do. With this we need to eat low fat and low calorie foods.