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May

The Epidemic that is Killing America’s Youth

The Epidemic that is Killing America’s Youth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the increase in obese adolescence and children has increased drastically. In the past 30 years childhood obesity has increased three times in adolescence and a shocking two times in young children! Children of America are the future and the increasing amount of childhood obesity is killing our future. First Lady Michelle Obama said “The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.” The future of America is at stake and prevention measures are being taken in some states, but at too slow of a pace.

First the public must be made aware the repercussions that childhood obesity possesses, and realize it is rapidly increasing and ultimately killing the youth. Just in 2010 a third of America’s youth was overweight or obese. The health risks children face increase drastically when the child is over their healthy weight. More cases of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol occur in children who are obese. The toll obesity has on children goes beyond physical health issues, being obese at such a young age can cause serious psychological issues. Obese children often get bullied more, have lower self-esteem and their self-image becomes extremely negative all due to poor health. This can cause higher depression rates and more behavioral problems.

The discussion on the root of childhood obesity over the past several years has been considered controversial. Causes that are discussed range from processed foods are the problem, fast food is the problem, education is the problem and lack of parental guidance is the problem. But don’t we all already know the answer? Much of America is in denial about their state of health. Many Americans convince themselves that though they are overweight their state of health is not in danger. This same statement is true for many parents’ view of their obese children. Unfortunately parents hold a majority of the blame for childhood obesity. In reality at a young age children rarely make their own decisions. Parents cook for their children, purchase groceries for their children and ultimately control what their children digest. The root to childhood obesity is the lack of parental guidance. Children are highly influenced by parents and often follow by the example of the parent. Parents no longer teach moderation, and not only over indulge in unhealthy foods themselves but also allow their children to overindulge in poor food choices. Parents should be giving their children snacks that will promote a healthy lifestyle. It is possible that if parents gave their children a few carrots versus a processed sugary fruit roll up, children would learn healthy eating behaviors early on and therefore childhood obesity could be prevented. Sadly American parents have not quite figured this out because an American family on average spends more money on fast food than they do on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined, that is roughly $110 billion dollars. This goes to show that parents no longer care to truly promote healthy habits within the family.

Prevention methods in many states are being put into action to fight against childhood obesity, but it still is an increasing epidemic. This summer coming June 18 through June 20 2013, the state of California will be holding their 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference at the Long Beach convention center. The conference works in finding partnerships to help provide all children with the opportunity to eat healthy, and participate in more physical activity. The conference also discusses emerging research involving childhood obesity and works to change the social norms so that healthy eating becomes less taboo and more of the norm. At home education must become implemented to work in combination with public health education nutrition courses. Childhood obesity will not be cured overnight, but instead it starts with one family, one parent, and one child taking small steps to prevent obesity in the home. Healthy parents results in a healthier child. Prevention must be put into action not simply discussed.

 

 

 

01

Apr

12 Followers

Thanks to all my followers…the number will never matter to me but I so appreciate yall!!! :D hugs and Kisses from your girl Brittany MUAH

27

Mar

Hello to all the lovely like 8 of my followers picked up some new goodies! Let me know what you think of some of the products I got! Cant wait to try them! 

13

Mar

Skincare before Makeup

As much as we as women love makeup and a quick fix, those options arent always the best option. Though those options are great, makeup is only a temporary fix. I am an avid beauty blogger and makeup is definitely my obsession HOWEVER so is skincare. Taking care of the skin is my first priority.

Here are a list of just 3 skincare concerns that are often temporarily covered by makeup, but can be fixed with skincare!

-Uneven Skintone

-Breakouts

-Enlarged Pores

All of these concerns can be fixed, but so many people use makeup to cover these concerns, instead of treating them.

Also below I have listed some benefits of a great skincare routine (notice I said routine not just wash your face LOL)

1. Skin is smoother

2. Pores are clear

3. Flaky and dry skin is minimized

4. Oils are controlled

5. Breakouts are left at bare minimum

6. Makeup is flawless when applied to flawless skin

Look out for my next post, on the ideal skincare routine for different ages and skintypes!

I live for luxory baby!!!!
I have found what I know to be the world’s BEST matte Lipstick!!!….DRUM ROLL please…yes, it is the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet! There are a few reasons I love it:
1.It is a true matte/no-shine
2.It is very pigmented
3. Does not Dry the lips
4. It is oh so very creamy!!
IF you havent already definitey invest in one of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks…worth every penny and beautiul packaging!

I live for luxory baby!!!!

I have found what I know to be the world’s BEST matte Lipstick!!!….DRUM ROLL please…yes, it is the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet! There are a few reasons I love it:

1.It is a true matte/no-shine

2.It is very pigmented

3. Does not Dry the lips

4. It is oh so very creamy!!

IF you havent already definitey invest in one of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks…worth every penny and beautiul packaging!

10

Mar

Nars’ New Satin Lip Pencils! LOVE this formula!!! Get excited about this product…. the color in the picture is Hyde Park. This Nars product will be on the shelves of Sephora this spring! It is a beautiful red lip! In person it is a little darker than in the picture above, but boy am I loving it!! So pretty….light enough for spring, but dark enough to be super sexy!!! Definitely give them a try. Really creamy, long wearing, they feel amazing, and the pigment is AH-MAZING!!!

Nars’ New Satin Lip Pencils! LOVE this formula!!! Get excited about this product…. the color in the picture is Hyde Park. This Nars product will be on the shelves of Sephora this spring! It is a beautiful red lip! In person it is a little darker than in the picture above, but boy am I loving it!! So pretty….light enough for spring, but dark enough to be super sexy!!! Definitely give them a try. Really creamy, long wearing, they feel amazing, and the pigment is AH-MAZING!!!

27

Feb

If you are more into the Facebook thing :D Click on this to Like my page!!!

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Finally got the new Bite Beauty violet lipstick!! Love it!! Fluorescent pink, but with a very strong purple hue!! Bite Beauty is AMAZING 75% organic, loaded with antioxidants, made in small batches, and each of there products has 6mg of resveratrol (same powerful ingredient found in red wine), and brings no harm of digested when licking lips!!

Finally got the new Bite Beauty violet lipstick!! Love it!! Fluorescent pink, but with a very strong purple hue!! Bite Beauty is AMAZING 75% organic, loaded with antioxidants, made in small batches, and each of there products has 6mg of resveratrol (same powerful ingredient found in red wine), and brings no harm of digested when licking lips!!

Picked up these two Revlon products and I am SO very happy with them!

I wore the foundation today and my skin stayed flawless and smooth all day, wasn’t too shiny, it didn’t break up on me, or look cakey!!!! In love so far! 

I also picked up the Lip Balm Stain in the picture above. This stain truly is kiss proof. I know this because I have this awful habit of biting my cuticle :/ and it wouldnt even get on my fingers really when I would bite my nails!!!! I will be getting this in more colors very soon! Go to your nearest walmart and pick a few up!!! :D I have found they are cheapest at walmart!

Revlon Color Stay Foundation Combination Oily Skin in the color “Buff 150”

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the color “Smitten”

26

Feb

Real Technique brushes have got to be some of my MOST favorite affordable line of brushes the one and only complaint I have about them is I wish the handles were a bit longer, but all in all I love them….I now have 3 of their brushes and am IN LOVE!!!

Real Technique brushes have got to be some of my MOST favorite affordable line of brushes the one and only complaint I have about them is I wish the handles were a bit longer, but all in all I love them….I now have 3 of their brushes and am IN LOVE!!!