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Embrace Activism Supports Yoga-Recess to End Childhood Obesity
Embrace Activism, creator of yoga products with a CAUSE, is partnering with Yoga Health Foundation in support of their Yoga-Recess campaign.
Seattle, WA September 4, 2012 -- Embrace Activism is proud to announce its Shop to Support partnership with Yoga Health Foundation. Karen Whittier, Chief Activist, noted: “I am thrilled to support Yoga Health Foundation’s efforts to promote the health and wellness benefits of yoga.”
The Embrace Activism partnership will specifically impact Yoga-Recess, the national campaign coordinated by Yoga Health Foundation to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms. Yoga has been shown to cause positive changes to body, mind and spirit. Ms Whittier continued, “It’s been a goal of Embrace Activism to empower people to take more control over their own health by encouraging them to incorporate yoga into their lifestyle. I can’t think of a better strategy for promoting health and wellness than introducing yoga to school children; developing healthy habits early that will carry on as they grow older.”
Coincidentally, September is the National Awareness Month for Childhood Obesity as well as National Yoga Month. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the childhood obesity rate in the United States has almost tripled over the past 30 years. Currently about 17% of youth 2-19 years are already considered obese. Without some change in their lifestyle, such as including regular, physical activity like yoga, they will be at greater risk of developing a variety of health problems as adults. Drew Brees, NFL Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition recently wrote an article on "the importance of physical activity and good nutrition" in creating a healthy lifestyle for our youth.
Throughout the month of September, using promo code Yoga-Recess, Embrace Activism will donate 20% of sales to Yoga Health Foundation for its Yoga-Recess initiative. Let yoga be the gateway into leading a healthy and well lifestyle!
About Embrace Activism
Embrace Activism is the online source for yoga products with a CAUSE! Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of developing a variety of serious illnesses from cancer to chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. Yoga is an ideal form of exercise as there’s a style available for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. Embrace Activism promotes health and wellness with yoga products that are health and eco-friendly as well as socially-conscious. Giving back and supporting community are values Embrace Activism lives and breathes; donating time, product and money to both local and national organizations. Stepping onto an Embrace Activism yoga mat, you know you’re doing MORE with your practice! For more information about this partnership visit Yoga Health Foundation