Now is the time to set your goals for 2010

  • Tue Jan 5th, 2010 9:08pm

With the arrival of the new year comes a chance to start over, a chance to wipe the slate clean and become a new you.

In the Enterprise’s A1 story today, we take a look at the city of Lynnwood’s fatbuster program, designed to tackle the problem of obesity.

Even if you’re already in peak physical condition, you have to admit that battling obesity – especially in young people – is something we all need to get behind.

Studies have shown that obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Those extra pounds also place a heavy burden on society, with all of us being impacted by the rising cost of health care.

The sedentary lifestyle of many Americans has helped contribute to this problem – the most exercise many of us get is walking to the office printer and back — not to mention the average American’s high fat, high sugar diet.

So if you could stand to lose a few pounds, why not take inspiration from Lynnwood’s efforts and make it your resolution to get off the couch and into the gym?

You’ll feel better and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve taken control of your health — and your future.