Welcome to NAFH!
Welcome to North American Fitness and Health! It is the mission of North American Fitness and Health (NAFH) to provide a convenient, fun and effective way for families to increase fitness levels and well-being. We plan to design a high technology gymnasium atmosphere that is bright and exciting. We would like families to want to return time and again.
NAFH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The goal, of NAFH, is to help end obesity and diseases associated with obesity. A large number of children are becoming overweight and obese through lack of exercise and poor nutrition.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity in the United States is a serious public health issue that puts children and adolescents at risk for poor health, and the COVID-19 pandemic may have made this problem worse. In 2017-2018, before the pandemic, obesity affected 19.3% of children ages 2 to 19 years, amounting to about 14.4 million children and adolescents.
There were notable racial and ethnic differences in rates of obesity as well: 25.6% among Hispanic children, 24.2% among non-Hispanic Black children, 16.1% among non-Hispanic White children, and 8.7% among non-Hispanic Asian children. Children with obesity are more likely to have type 2 diabetes, risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, muscle and joint problems, and fatty liver disease.
NAFH has worked with Biocom and STEAM Maker to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities among children. NAFH created a fun exercise board game with participants as the pieces. Benefits of exercise include better performance in school, weight management, an increase in self-esteem and learning to live a healthier lifestyle.
Your donation may help to prevent obesity. Tax ID 46-0531855.