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Hoop Atlanta Sports & Health Expo

 

Date: April 23, 2011
Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (404) 348-2360

Email:  info@hoopatlanta.com
Web: www.hoopatlanta.com




Bring your entire family out to the Sports & Health Expo. The goal of the expo is to educate both parents and kids on healthier lifestyle at this fun-filled event. Through their health partners we will offer free health screenings and education for the whole family. Therešs something for everyone! This event is a partnership with community fitness and health organizations around the state of Georgia.

Now here's the catch- the only way a player or a spectator can participate in any of the contests and fun activities is to earn a ticket by learning something about your health at the sports & health expo area,. The more you learn, the more fun you can have.

GEORGIA’S OBESITY EPIDEMIC

The folks at Hoop Atlanta have come to believe that nothing is more critical to the future of Atlantans than helping their youth to get a good healthy start in life. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the state of Georgia. That's why each year, HECCA will host the tournament with the goal of promoting physical activity among our youth.

Childhood obesity is one of our nation's leading health threats. Today, nearly 1 in 3 youth, ages 2 to 19, are already obese or overweight. If obesity among youth continues to increase, many believe this current generation of young people will become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents. The case for physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, is well documented. Regular physical activity:

* helps control weight
* lowers the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
* contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints
* reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression

Despite these proven benefits and all the encouragement to become more active and eat well, statistics show people and society are not changing. A few of the reasons may be the following:

* Less physical education & disappearing recess
* 92% of elementary schools do not have daily physical education classes year-round
* Only about 1/3 of high school students take daily physical education classes
* Nearly one-third of elementary schools do not schedule recess on a regular basis

Please note that Expo details are subject to change. Always contact  Expo management directly for up to date contest details or any questions. And be sure to visit the Expo website for all show information: Web: www.hoopatlanta.com


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