My Health Matters Launch
Obesity rates are rising across all demographics in the United States. It is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in the United States. According to The State of Obesity, Virginia now has the 29th highest adult obesity rate in the nation as of September 2016. The two known causes among other factors contributing to obesity are the complex role of nutrition and physical inactivity. Eighty percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations.
MyHealthMatters, Inc. is a charitable organization is focused and dedicated to inspiring and empowering people in our community in understanding the obesity health risks and the importance of embracing a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Jerimie, our founder and CEO wanted her ideology surrounding patient-centered care to transcend into the community and so she founded MHM with the goal of encouraging her community, to establish the healthy, sustainable lifestyle she has inspired her own patients to lead. Together, as a community, MHM can tackle chronic illnesses and obesity through education, wholesome nutrition, and an active lifestyle.
MyHEALTHMatters is conducting their first fundraising event, a health fair 5K/1mi Run/Walk that will be held this May 20, 2017. Join us in in this fun event.