Weekend Journal: Fighting Childhood Obesity & Inflammation

Author: Laura Taylor

I love Oreos as much as the next girl, but childhood obesity is at its highest level ever. It’s more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents since 1980.

Even though today’s kids are at serious health risks because of this obesity, they can easily make better decisions and change their behavior to get healthier.

Jennifer Sirangelo, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National 4-H Council, checks in to tell us all about the 4-H Youth Voice Youth Choice program, which mobilizes youth in their local communities to tackle wellness issues such as nutrition, physical fitness, and safety.

Learn more about this program at 4-H.org.

Later, we talk with Dr. Aimee Shunney about the five ways to fight inflammation naturally:

1) Eat a whole foods, anti-inflammatory diet.

2) Increase your activity level.

3) Get adequate sleep.

4) Include activities that calm down your stress response.

5) Use anti-inflammatory supplements.

And finally, I take you Around Chicagoland for these great events:

Listen to this week’s full episode below.

Weekend Journal airs Sunday mornings at 6:30 on US99.5.

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