Beach Cities Health District Lowers Obesity Rate In Redondo Beach


REDONDO BEACH, CA (June 22, 2020) – Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD), after teaming with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), has witnessed a dramatic drop in childhood obesity among its students following the implementation of nutrition and exercise programs that started in 2007. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has taken notice and is publishing a Community Health Report detailing RBUSD’s success and hoping to inspire other school districts to combat obesity and improve health among their students.

The report, titled “Recent Trends in Childhood Obesity Prevalence in the Redondo Beach Unified School District: A Case Study,” notes data that showed one in five RBUSD elementary school students were obese – higher than the national average – leading BCHD to partner with RBUSD to launch the LiveWell Kids program in Redondo Beach schools in 2007. Within four years, the obesity rate in the school district fell

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1.4K New Virus Cases In NC, Governor Vetoes Gym Reopening Bill


NORTH CAROLINA — As Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to make a decision on the status of phase two reopening, he vetoed a state house bill that would have allowed gyms, fitness centers and other exercise facilities to reopen.

“Tying the hands of public health officials in times of pandemic is dangerous, especially when case counts and hospitalizations are rising,” said Cooper in a statement on HB 594. “State and local officials must be able to take swift action during the COVID-19 emergency to prevent a surge of patients from overwhelming hospitals and endangering the lives of North Carolinians.”

North Carolina moved into phase two of reopening on May 22. That phase is effective through June 26 unless canceled or changed. Cooper indicated he will announce the next steps this week. That includes considering a face mask requirement.

On Sunday, 1,412 additional cases of the coronavirus were reported, according to

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Health Experts Explain the Link Between Chronic Illness and Healthy Eating


From Prevention

  • June 13, 2020 was Global Wellness Day.
  • This year, the ninth annual Global Wellness Day hosted a 24-hour livestream of wellness-related events, including presentations, workouts, and breath work.
  • Here are three takeaways from Global Wellness Day 2020.

The ninth annual Global Wellness Day took place on June 13, 2020, and it did not disappoint. Each year, the annual event focuses on mental health, nutrition, exercise, and wellbeing with the motto, “One day can change your whole life.”

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Global Wellness Day took place virtually with a 24-hour live stream offering wellness-related events that included presentation, workouts, meditations, and other fun events hosted by experts from all around the world.

Here are three healthy eating tips from Global Wellness Day ambassadors.

1. View food as medicine.

Adedamola Ladejobi, certified personal nutritionist and weight loss expert, wants us to know that we are what

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Newsom defends California reopening rules even as coronavirus cases rise

Gov. Gavin Newsom. <span class="copyright">(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)</span>
Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

As COVID-19 cases in California continue to climb, and the death toll tops 5,000, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday defended his administration’s decision to allow counties to ease the stay-at-home order and other restrictions.

Newsom said COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state remain stable weeks after restrictions started to be modified, during a period that included the busy Memorial Day weekend, and maintained that the safeguards in place continue to effectively slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The governor said requiring residents to remain isolated would threaten their overall well-being, including physical and mental health and finances. More than 5.5 million Californians have applied for unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

“When you have people that are struggling and suffering with severe mental health and brain health issues, when people are not attending to their physical and emotional needs, those social determinants of

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