Healthy Body, Healthy Community, Healthy World
I was shocked today when I watched four hours of the “Weight of the Nation” documentaries, which analyze the social, cultural, and political causes of obesity. It was surprising to find that obesity has become a leading contributor to cancer, diabetis, and many chronic illnesses – approximately 2/3 of the population in the United States is overweight or obese! Whether or not we fall into this percentile, we cannot deny the significance of the problem. Many will argue that obesity is an individual problem, that it is an individual’s responsibility to look after their own health. To an extent this is true, but at the same time communities can and should come together to offer support and motivation.
We’ve seen time and time again how a small number of individuals can make a big impact because they care and because they have confidence that they can make a difference. I’m enormously proud to be a member of the SC2 Community, and while we may not be the largest or most influential community in the world, we do have some of the most intelligent and innovative minds the world has to offer. If we can inspire positive action within our own community, then we can inspire positive action elsewhere too.
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