Thirty years ago the average child walked to school. Twenty years ago the child was content to ride a bus occasionally. Ten years ago he tried to talk dad into giving him the family car once in awhile. Today he is extremely unhappy and often refuses to go to school unless he either has his own automobile or is driven both ways.
If you have had the opportunity to visit a foreign country, one difference strikes you almost immediately upon getting off the plane or ship. People walk, people bicycle, people participate in sports activities - especially children and teenagers.
Our high standard of living and our automated age seem to have made the United States population a riding and viewing one, rather than a participating one.
Most health experts recognize the problem we face in a luxury society that gives incentive to sitting, riding, and watching, rather than actively participating. For our healthy sake, we must go back to a way of life in which moderate exercise is a part, thereby allowing organs of our body to function properly.
Review your family's living habits. If your family eats too much, sits too much, rides too much, and exercises too little, this might be a good time to turn around and go back to some of the wholesome activities that were popular 30 to 40 years ago.
We the people of the Southeast side are especially fortunate to have some very beautiful lake parks and bicycle trails. A short hop to the lakefront and you and your family may walk or bicycle through some of Southeastern Wisconsin's most lovely scenery.
As your doctor of chiropractic I would like to remind you that there have been great advancements made in health services to help you live a longer and more satisfying life, but real progress can only be made if you have the desire to maintain your health.