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Phrase of the Day: “Heart or Health”

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This Halloween, we should not forget that October is also National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. And, scientific evidence shows that not only is sugar extremely bad for our teeth, but it is also a contributor to obesity, which directly is correlated with heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest.

In other words, the bag of Halloween candy our kids get tonight will have thousands of calories, of both sugar and fat.  And while one night alone would not lead to obesity, for many kids, as can be seen by their lust for sweets, it is another step towards obesity or another stage of their obesity. And of the most concern, for some of these kids this will mean they will die when they are in their thirties, not in their nineties.

So while the traditional phrase of the day is “Trick or Treat”, we should instead think “Heart or Health”… In other words, do we want to contribute to heart attacks or to the improved health of our humanity.  I hope you will think about this openly and non-defensively when you give things to trick or treaters tonight, or take kids trick or treating.   A little less candy won’t hurt them, and in fact, it may save their life.

Written by Jacob Walker

October 31st, 2013 at 8:31 am

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