May 16, 2018

The saying goes: “Health is wealth.” So can it be said that maintaining one’s health will help  a person live a wealthy lifestyle?  Unfortunately, in our country we don’t have a health care system.  We have a ‘sick care’ system and for that we pay dearly.  We spend over 2 trillion dollars annually in this country  for sick care but hardly anything for prevention. It is estimated that if we continue at this rate, we will use all of our gross national product in sick care costs by 2050. Currently two thirds of Americans are obese. More than 60 percent of young people in their twenties are overweight. One of the major reasons is junk food. Junk food manufacturers spend over ten billion dollars annually promoting their products and we fall for it as we can quickly pick junk food up, hit the couch and watch TV. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that if we as a nation continue with our poor nutrition and lack of exercise, physical inactivity would soon become the number one cause of death in the United States. Here is what you can do.  Join SASDAC Striders, our walking and running club or SASDAC tour de friends, our bicycling club and get fit this summer. Today, the third Wednesday of the month of May happens to be National Employee Health and Fitness Day. So, join us this Sunday at 8:30 AM as we begin our SASDAC 5K and begin counting steps! Keep a record of your everyday steps. The one who gets the highest number of steps  will get a prize from SASDAC Health Department in October. Better still, you will be better fit and healthy. This body is fearfully and wonderfully made and is God’s gift to us.  How we take care of our body and our way of life is our gift back to God.
Shalom, Shalom!

Franklin G. David

“See the invisible, hear the inaudible, believe the incredible, and think the unthinkable.”