Eating well and maintaining one’s physical fitness is chic at any age! For those of you who are looking for a way to sustain any 2012 fitness goals you made – or to kickstart a goal – the Junior League of Birmingham’s 5K for Kids invites you to lace up your running shoes and join them at Legion Field this Saturday, March 10. The Junior League is partnering with the City of Birmingham, Princeton Baptist Medical Center and the Mayor’s Office, Division of Youth Services to raise awareness and promote the prevention of childhood obesity in the state. The event will feature a 5K Run and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, as well as a NObesity Expo with wellness screenings and healthy eating demonstrations, activities for the kids and refreshments.
All ages are welcome. 5K registration is $20 ($25 day of race) and the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk is $10 ($15 day of race). To register online, click here or sign up at 7:00 AM onsite. (Online registration closes March 8 @ 12:00 pm CST.)
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The researchers found that overweight children are 30 percent more likely than children of normal weight to suffer from three or more medical, mental or developmental problems; obese children are 200 percent more likely.;
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