Teen Battles Obesity with Help from First Lady
According to the Associated Press, the First Lady is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and getting kids active this year. Paris Woods is one teen who she wants to reach. Right now, Paris' weight puts her in the overweight range, just like nearly one-third of kids in the United States. Doctors are scared that if Paris' weight continues to climb, she'll enter the obesity range and have major health-related problems now and in the future.
To prevent that, Paris is fighting back. Even though teens have crazy busy schedules, Paris regularly exercises with her family and swims, and for almost two years, she saw a nutritionist, exercise trainer, and doctor. It's not easy to stay on track, but Paris says, "I know what I'm supposed to do." As for getting into a healthy weight zone, Paris confidently insists, "I believe I really can."