“And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”
scary sats 🙁
The Center for Disease Control says that for our current generation of adults, heart disease happens to be the leading cause of death in Americans and that half of American adults have at least one of the three main risk factors for it: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking. So 1:2 is at high risk for developing heart disease. Then 38.5% of Americans will get cancer, so that is about 1 in 3. Finally, 1:4 adults will have diabetes.
If you line up yourself and two friends, it’s not just a matter of which one of you will get a big disease, but very possibly it’s a matter of which disease you each will get. Because chances are with three people, each one could get one of these three major diseases. Those stats really scare me: I don’t want anyone I love to get any disease!
 “About Heart Disease,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 20, 2020), https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/about.htm)
 “Cancer Statistics,” National Cancer Institute, accessed April 22, 2020, https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics)
water, water, water!!!!!!
Our body is 60 percent water, so we need to be drinking a lot of water to keep it healthy. How much should we drink? People say eight glasses a day, but actually it depends on your body weight: Take your weight, cut that number in half (oh, that felt good didn’t it?) That is the number of ounces you need every day. If you take that number and divide it by eight (assuming a glass is eight ounces), that’s how many glasses you need for a day. Just say you weigh 150 pounds. That would be 75 ounces, which is about nine eight-ounce cups of water.
make drinking water fun!!!
You can make drinking all of that water fun by having the kids pick out a cool water bottle that they take to school. Back at home they can refill them for the afternoon and supper time. Measure out how many ounces are in each water bottle so each child knows how many times they need to refill that water bottle during the day. Then they can track their amount and be able to put a tally mark in the box each day under “water.” If you make it a game, and if you get the kids involved, they’ll be eager to prove that they can drink up and reach the mark!