--DEAD OR ALIVE, IT STILL COUNTS. RIGHT?
…How’s your middle of the week looking? Mine is sunny and smoky.
Here are a few things I learned of late…
-Over 465,000 children were reported missing in the US last year
-Nationwide, 2017 is shaping up to be Mexico’s most murderous year ever. There were more than 12,000 homicides in the first six months, including 2,234 in June, the highest monthly total on recordMexico is reaching its deadliest point in decades. Even with more than 100,000 deaths, 30,000 people missing and billions of dollars tossed into the furnace of Mexico’s decade-long fight against organized crime, the flames have not died down.
May and June, the latest months available, set consecutive records for the most homicide scenes in the last 20 years.
-More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports.This equates to one-third of the world's population carrying excess weight, fueled by urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity.
The United States has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, at 13%, while Egypt led in terms of adult obesity, with almost 35%, among the 195 countries and territories included in the study.While 2.2 billion people were obese or overweight in 2015, more than 710 million of them were classed as obese, with 5% of all children and 12% of adults fitting into this category.
An increasing number globally are dying from health problems linked to being overweight, such as cardiovascular disease.
Almost 40% of the 4 million dying as a result of their higher body mass index were not yet obese, highlighting that deaths are occurring almost as often in those considered overweight as those considered obese.
...And here are a few things I like midweek...
-"Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself."- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
-"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
-"Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best."- David O. McKay
-"It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it."- Lady Bird Johnson
-"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."- Mary Lou Cook