Further research indicates that at the end of the day healthy lifestyle choices and no exercising is the biggest culprit for obesity, making many people responsible for their own growth into obesity. Healthier eating choices and appropriate exercise can help with burning unnecessary calories that lead to obesity.
Eighty percent of adult Americans do not meet the governments physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening, causung a high rate in healthcare cost for obese patients with sicknesses related to obesity.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of maganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Zucchini contains vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. Moreover Vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2 and calcium, assuring optimal health. Squash has a high content of omega -3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin and protein, together a wonderful side dish. Photo by : Cynthia Gladden
Grapefruit is snack full of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, lycopene and choline, a healthy heart fruit. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes. Potassium is beneficial to the heart. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
Heaven Young, a fifth grader at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, has finished her testing and says “I’m glad it’s over with because I feel like a lot of pressure is put on us kids to keep the school open.”
A group of parents is speaking out against the testing of their children. These parents have opted their children out of the M-STEP test, which shifts the responsibility of the failed test scores in the educational process of teaching within the schools, as 95% of the children within the failing schools are expected to be tested, or the school will be sanctioned by the State of Michigan.
Testing Sheet Credit: Creative Commons
Young man taking a water break Credit: Creative Commons
The original Samuel Gompers Elementary School, 20601 Davidson, Detroit, Michigan Photo by: Cynthia Gladden
The partnership of Detroit businesses joining Project Green Light has expanded since the one year and 100th participating stores mark in January 2017. There are now 144 companies partnered in Detroit to help fight and solve crimes in the areas of the installed real-time cameras.
Brancy Crawford, of Detroit states “she feels more safe with all the blinking green lights, and she shops in areas that have the real-time cameras installed.” Crime has been a downward trend in areas where green lights have been installed on local businesses.
Forty-four more businesses have partnered with the Detroit Police Department to help deter crime since January 2017, making Detroit a safer place for its citizens.
High definition camera installed on Rosedale Community Pharmacy on GrandRiver in Detroit. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Mobile gas station on Fenkell in Detroit. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Sonny’s Hamburgers in Detroit on Evergreen and Schoolcraft helps keep the neighborhood safer. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
McDonald’s on Grand River, partners with other businesses for the safety of citizens. Photo By: Cynthia Gladden
Heart attacks for men have a ratio of 70% to 89% for sudden cardiac events. David Townsend of Detroit, Michigan is a heart attack survivor. He had a sudden cardiac event that led to an emergency triple bypass. David states that “if you don’t smoke don’t start.” His quest to be smoke-free, since his bypass surgery has been a struggle because of second-hand cigarette smoke, that has enticed his desire to smoke again.
His multiple scars from his bypass surgery are a constant reminder of his smoking habit that may shorten his lifespan.
D-Town Farms located on west Outer Drive is a seven-acre farm in a residential community and offers advice and help to other residents who want to be a part of the farming industry in Detroit. Victory Garden is a community garden, located on Schoolcraft, in an area where the neighbors get together to produce crops through the spring and summer in Detroit
Some residents have purchased side lots to their property through a sale from Detroit Land Bank of a $100, as residents are expanding their properties out with fewer neighbors in the neighborhoods.
The population loss in Detroit is represented by thousands of vacant lots, land left for weeds and trees to grow wild. Some land is being used for community gardens, providing healthy foods free of charge for the neighbors. Using land to cultivate food is a healthy and prosperous idea for Detroit, considering many vacant lots became dumping grounds for trash and demolished neighborhoods.