This is an exciting time of year for many graduates and parents – both high schoolers and college grads. They have certainly had to navigate some very interesting times. Of course, as adults, we know that challenging and precarious times are just a part of life.
As parents, teachers and other supporters of today’s grads, it’s always interesting (and necessary) to be aware of trends that may be impacting them. This group of graduates are, quite literally, threatened like no other generation when it comes to their weight and wellness. We encourage you to check out the few brief resources shared below. Then, ask yourself:
What am I REALLY doing to help my graduate live a healthy and happy life after school?
According to an article on stateofchildhoodobesity.com, the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 15.5% of high school students had obesity and an additional 16.1% were overweight. (1)
Wow! That’s 31.6% of high schoolers whose health & wellness is challenged by their weight! Let’s look at those who are just a few years older … college students. An article from the American Diabetes Association website states “… an urgent need to better understand, obesity and metabolic dysfunctions among U.S. college students, particularly as obesity rates have increased most rapidly among 18- to 29-year-old individuals and those with some college education. The National College Health Risk Behavior Survey suggests that as many as 35% of college students may be overweight or obese” (2).
If we are honest with ourselves, we will quickly realize that it typically does not get any easier to control our weight as we age. Life seems to get busier and busier beyond high school and college. Work stress, financial challenges, pregnancies, parenting and balancing all that life throws at us affects our eating, fitness, rest, metabolism and thus, our weight control.
The Bottom line:
MANY of today’s graduates need help – and leadership - in shifting their weight and living a wellness lifestyle.
That is WHY we do what we do!
Our program is a professional grade, multi-faceted, all-natural, clinical weight loss program. We incorporate science like computerized body composition analysis and GENETIC TESTING. This is NOT a multi-level marketing gig. Also, it is NOT a "quick fix" plan focusing on a magic pill or potion in a small bottle that is supposed to solve all your weight issues in 30 or 90 days. There are NO shakes, bars or boxed foods. NO medications or shots. It is NOT exercise dependent (although the Genetic Testing does identify how YOUR body will best burn fat!)
Are you a recent graduate – or do you know one – who may benefit from a program like this?
Want to GRADUATE to a healthier weight and LIFESTYLE?