Updated September 1, 2016: According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in four states, 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states.
Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate at 36.2 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 20.2 percent.
U.S. adult obesity rates decreased in four states (Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio), increased in two (Kansas and Kentucky) and remained stable in the rest, between 2014 and 2015.
This marks the first time in the past decade that any states have experienced decreases — aside from a decline in Washington, D.C. in 2010.
Our children are not our possession, they are entrusted to us to care for until they can independently live in this world, ready with their college degrees or creative passions.
We model our good behavior to our children or God’s children and it is our honor when they grew up as responsible citizens, loving and caring other human beings. We are temporary caretakers of our children and we do not own or possess them. They are children of God and not our own. We are tasked to take care of them until they can take care of themselves.
Religion is a place to worship and not to limit us in the way we love or treat others. Positive cultural practices are followed and negative , dehumanized cultural norms are not followed as we are human beings, with free will and love.
I am sad of some honor killings in Pakistan. Let the future children believe that this world is filled with human love, not limited by cultural practices without love and compassion and not limited by religion that judges one because of abortion, marrying another without parental permission and so on.
I am sad that there is no family planning in the Philippines. A household of 6 siblings and the father and mother have no jobs. The children has to labor to put food on the table. And the older children dependent on their parents for everything. I am sad there is not enough jobs in the Philippines and not everyone can survive without help from other family members or relatives, college education is not free and other misfortunes.
I am positive that the future is bright if we have love in our hearts and passion to fulfill our dreams, to finish college and to find a better job.
I am hopeful for the USA without Trump or with Trump but still hoping that US politicians will put the people’s issues first and not their own.
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