I was thinking about what I wanted to write about nutrition and/or exercise this week, and then I read this article. Colin, also known as the "No Impact Man," wrote a great article about how if we ate a "trash-free" diet, we would become healthier because fresh, healthy foods are usually free of all packaging. What a simple, yet profound idea.
I heard on NPR today the statistic that today 1 in 4 young people are obese, which is up from 1 in 20 only a generation ago. When are we, as a society, going to do something about this epidemic that makes a difference on a large scale?
I think it starts with awareness, education, and individual choices. Next week I will try going trash-free, meaning that I will not purchase anything from the grocery store that comes in a package. Anyone care to join me? Share your comments below.
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