GET A MOVE ON is Dallas’ citywide fitness initiative designed to help citizens become more active and fit and to live healthier lives. The program and awareness campaign is aimed at encouraging Dallasites to be active and to move at least 30 minutes every day.
The eating and physical activity patterns of most Americans have made us the most overweight nation in the world. More than 60% of American adults do not get the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity a day; 25% of American adults are not physically active at all. More than 120 million Americans — 64.5% of the adult population — are overweight; nearly 59 million, or 31%, are obese. The average American adult is gaining 1-3 pounds each year, and some people gain even more. It’s all about energy balance! We can stop weight gain by creating a balance between the amount of energy burned and the amount of food consumed throughout a normal day.
The message is simple: move more and eat less. Making these 2 small changes daily is all it takes.
By walking an extra 2000 steps (the equivalent of about 1 mile) and
Eating only 100 fewer calories each day individuals can prevent weight gain and begin to see big results.