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HealthSmart: Time for Health

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Sep 18, 2013 3:15 PM

Today, more than a third of United States adults are obese and according to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past thirty years. 


When you look at the statistics, change may seem overwhelming.  We live busy lives and the healthy choice isn’t always the fast or easy choice.  The good news is many communities, workplaces and schools are recognizing the fact that small steps can make a difference.

On HealthSmart: Time for Health we’ll show you how communities are becoming more walkable.  How workplaces are making healthy changes to their cafeteria menus.  How schools are increasing physical activity even when budgets are tight.  Plus, how one Mechanicsburg family works healthy choices into a busy schedule.

Don’t miss HealthSmart: Time for Health Thursday, September 26th at 8pm on witf.

Learn how to do an ergonomic makeover of your workspace in the video below. Dana Pease is the Safety Coordinator at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She helps employees do ergonomic makeovers on their workspaces.

A desk job doesn't have to hold you back from better health. Jonelle Faust, an exercise physiologist from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, offers tips on exercising in your workspace in the video below.

Surely some kids are sleeping in the car or the bus on their way to school -- but these students are boarding what's known as the walking school bus -- on their way to Eisenhower Elementary. It starts about a mile away from has a "driver"


Over the past 30 years, obesity rates in children have tripled. Lack of exercise is a major factor... take a look at this video.

We want to know..
Do you find it hard to make time for your health?  Why or why not?

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