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Memorial Healthcare and other Shiawassee County-based health and human service agencies have collaborated to provide you with this single resource for information about how to keep your family active and healthy at all stages of development. Kids today spend less time being active. They spend more time in front of the TV or computer. Hectic schedules and safety concerns have become barriers to activity. Busy families often have less time to prepare home-cooked meals, and parents rely more on fast food and prepackaged meals.

There is much you can do to achieve a healthy body mass index. Activity is essential not only for burning calories but also for enhancing balance and flexibility. Taking short walks, participating in Yoga or Tai Chi, or even developing a strength training program can provide many health benefits. Be sure to visit the resource links below to learn more about obesity and what your community has to offer in the way of activities and agency support.

The information found in the Weight Management Resource pages is intended to assist parents and individuals in their efforts to learn more about the obesity problem that currently exists in the United States and is in no way intended to replace or substitute the care provided by an individual’s healthcare provider.

Michigan Obesity Facts and Information:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – Obesity
Healthy Michigan

Adult Obesity Information:
CDC – Adult Obesity Facts
CDC – Prevalence of Obesity, 2015-2016
World Health Organization

Child Obesity Information:
CDC – Childhood Obesity Facts
U.S. News – Childhood Obesity: Not Just Your Child’s Problem

Adult Body Mass Index Calculator