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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress supports Raising Fit Kids


February 10, 2014
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

Feb. 10, 2014 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for- profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, has announced its support for Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight, an educational guide sponsored by WebMD and Sanford Health.

Designed for parents and children, this new resource provides
information on how to achieve a holistic approach to fit living through
the practice of better health habits.

"This guide helps to bring
greater attention to the importance of physical activity, sound
nutritional approaches and balanced living for children and teens to
achieve better health," says Dr. Gerard Clum, DC and spokesperson for
F4CP.

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"As an organization of doctors of chiropractic, we fully
support the goals of Raising Fit Kids. Adopting a holistic approach to
fit living that includes chiropractic care can provide additional health
benefits and overall improved quality of life. Adopting the strategies
suggested by Raising Fit Kids and the Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress can help to successfully address consequential conditions such
as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which are commonly
associated with obesity and poor health."

Doctors of chiropractic
represent the third-largest primary health-care profession in the U.S.,
and are trained in a wide range of conservative treatment and
preventive services, including lifestyle and nutrition counseling.
According to experts at the F4CP, making consistent, positive changes,
such as those listed below, can help to achieve and maintain a healthy,
balanced lifestyle.

– Reduce intake of harmful foods, such as sugars and processed items
– Emphasize whole grains, fruits and vegetables
– Stay hydrated, with six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day
– Get a good night’s rest
– Make time daily for physical activity
– Maintain a healthy weight
– Take steps to manage stress

"A
holistic approach to fit living for children presents a great
opportunity to improve overall health and well-being for a lifetime,"
states Dr. Clum. "The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress strongly
advocates that all parents and children review this educational guide,
along with other appropriate resources, to help establish a solid
foundation for a happier, healthier lifestyle."


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