Knowledge is Power
Even with the advances in medical science, as a society, we are now faced the a growing epidemic of chronic disease among younger and younger kids. While we all know we should be eating better and exercising more, the youth of today are more sedentary than ever. Since the average youth is spending an average of nearly seven hours a day on some sort of screen, whether its a cell phone, tablet, computer, or TV, there is little to no time being spent outside for a healthy active lifestyle.
So what are we doing about it?
IM is partnering with Wellness Coordinators across the country to teach and empower youth to make wise healthy decisions. We understand that change doesn't happen overnight but it does happen. As youth understand the changes they can be making in their own lives and the changes they can help inspire within their families, we see them helping their parents to make better decisions for the betterment of everyone around them.
So how do we do this?
The Wellness Coordinators we partner with are working through physicians in their local communities to help educate their clients on things like nutrition, the effects electronics on brain development, anxiety & depression, and more. If this wasn't good enough, IM will award at least one scholarship each year to participating person(s) per partnering practice.
Would you like a Wellness Coordinator to work with your Pediatrician or Family Practice doctor?
Let us know who they are and we're happy to make this happen.