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Every Strike, Every Pedal Every Foot Strike Counts 

July 19 - September 10, 2021

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents in the United States between the ages of 2 and 19 suffer from obesity. In addition to this, many children, including those residing in our community, suffer from what were once considered adult co-morbidities. Among these are type II diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and hyperlipidemia to name a few, with obesity considered to be the most common chronic condition of childhood. The resulting impact on the healthcare system, cost of caring for eventual complications, and related morbidity and mortality is alarming. Additionally, the CDC demonstrates that between 2007 and 2018, the national suicide rate among persons aged 10–24 increased 57.4%. According to a study conducted under the National Institute of Health (2020), results support a positive relationship between suicidal behavior, suicide attempts, and obesity.