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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY t OCTOBER 28 r 2011 5 Here's to Health/ Obesity statistics nationwide on Contributed by HIDALGO COUNTY HEALTH CONSOR- TIUM By MARILYN J ALCORN/HMS • Over the past ten years New Mexico has slipped from being ranked 21 (1 is best) in the coun- try for childhood obesity rates, to. 33. • Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years in- creased from 6.5% in 1980 to • 19.6% in 2008. • During the same time frame the Friday is Parents, Pink Night at LHS The Lordsburg Mavericks will host the Estancia Bears in a district game this Friday, October 28 th. The game has been desig- nated as Parent's Night for the football team and "Pink" night in support of cancer awareness month. Donations for cancer aware- ness will be accepted at each of the admission gates. Game time is 7:00 P.M. Par- enis and/or representatives are asked to be at Maverick Stadium by 6:30 P.M. so that final prepa- rations can be made for the fes- tivities. Introductions of players and parents will be made before kick- off time: Come to the game and show your support for the Mav- ericks ! prevalence of obesity among ado- lescents aged 12 to 19 years in- creased from 5.0% to 18.1% • Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being reported among children and adolescents whoare obese. There are consequences: • Childhood obesity has both im- mediate and long-term health impacts: • Obese youth/ire more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascu- lar disease, such as high choles- terol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-aids, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for car- diovacular disease. • Children aad adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychologi- cal problems such as stigmatiza- tion and poor self-esteem. • Obese youth are more likely than youth of normal weight to be- come overweight or obese adults, and therefore more at risk for as- sociated adult health problems, including heai't disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. According to the American Obesity Association, some con- tributing factors to childhood obesity include: • Lack of physical activity • Sedentary behavior • Socioeconomic status • Poor eating habits • Environment • Genetics Who is responsible? As parents we are in charge of what our children, eat, at least the meals they eat at home. We do the shopping and manage the Lady Panthers beat Grizzlies, Eagles This past weekend, the Animas Lady Panthers traveled to Carizozo and Quemado, defeating the Grizzlies and the Eagles in their sec- ond to last regular season game. Junior Varsity defeated both teams, along with Varsity defeating the Grizzlies in five games, and the Eagles in three• On October 25, the Lady Panthers will compete in their last regular season game against the Duncan Wildcats before district playoffs. Above, Stacie Shelton in action. By RACHEL STONEHidalgo County Herald the rise budget that is allotted for pur- chasing food. The buck stops • here. In addition, as parents, we should become advocates for what our children are fed in the school cafeteria and allowed to purchase from vending machines at school• Having said that- What can be done? From the above list. there are several factors that we-do have control over. We can choose to lead a healthier lifestyle by changing our habits, including healthy eating and physical ac- tivity which can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. Altering our en- vironment can be as simple as going outside and taking a walk (not ,being sedentary) instead of parking ourselves in front of the TV or computer screen (being Sedentary!) Even though low so- cioeconomic status is often asso- .ciated with poor nutrition - good nutritional choices and healthy eating are not exclusively tied to being able to afford expensive foods. There are many good nu- tritional choices that .actually cost less than many of the foods that are regularly PUrchased but because these foods are often less "convenient" when it comes to preparation they are passed over for more "fast and convenient time saving" foods which are gen- erally less nutritious, more re- fihed and packed full of un- healthy levels of fat, sugar and sodium. Genetics is really the only factor we truly have no con- trol over and even those negative factors we inherit can sometimes be off set by making the positive lifestyle changes mentioned above. Where can you get help? Always consult with your • physician before undertaking any radical changes to your eat- ing habits or physical activity level. While many simple changes can be made without worry, people already suffering from chronic diseases need to be sure the changes they are making are healthy and advised considering their personal-health history. There are many free resources for help and advice on diet, exercise, and even how to shop at the gro- cery store, right in our commu- nit),. HMS LaVida promatoras provide free one on one and group counseling sessions on healthy eating, diabetes and car- diovascular disease management as well as help with how to shop, cook and prepare your cultural favorites more healthfully. They also assist with other areas of need that often impact a person's abil- ity to focus on themselves and their medical needs. Promatoras can assist with filling out and fil- ing over 30 different applications for assistance from r0edications to applying for sliding fee and county health insurance to Med- icaid and Social Security ben- efits. Nutritionist Deborah Smith, RD, is also available to speak to local groups about, obesity and health. She can be reached by calling (575) 534 0594. If you need to make a lifestyle change to improve your health, or just need assistance with navigating through the com- plicated public assistance paper- work, Visit the Family Support office at your local HMS clinic• We're here to help. H Toll Saturda00 Oct. 29 Lordsburg • $20 per person Registration 9 AM 1st Place wins 1/2 of the Pot! 2nd & 3rd Place will receive prizes ,d/, Hotdog, Brmwurst & Italian Sausage FryJ |||| Cat! 575.5a2.995 l Ill| or 575 5990179 to ore-order LotdUaulgji,p_l,.l! F0r.0. q'I,CS-- 0a, re.da at.-g0-0m "l]rllc:..,., or Lore. at sSP$:$7l-Tl$$ l|ll or email Iordsburgdkseyahoo.com All proceeds to benefit the New Mexico Elks Association Veteran's Services' support of the NEW HOURS -Saturday 7 AM to 9 PM Sundays 7 AM to 2 PM 1ounded Warrior Pro ect Panthers beat Mountaineers 56.2 . On Friday, October 21 the Animas High School football team defeated the Reserve Mountaineers in their last regular season game. The Panthers smashed the Mountanieers in a 56-2 victory with the mercy rule being implemented in the beginning of the third quarter.The Panthers will proceed to the play offs in two weeks. The opponent still remains unknown until Sunday night. Above, Eathen Benner carries the ball. By RACHEL STONEHidalgo County Herald Lady Mavericks are 2-2 in District Play The Lordsburg High School Lady Mavericks faced the Cloudcroft Bears on Tuesday, October 18. The Lady Mavs were fired up and focused for this match up. In set 1 the Mavs came out serving strong and their hit- ting dominated. Selina Munoz had 2 serving aces and Rachelle Gomez had one serving ace. The girls made adjustments in the de- fense to match Cloudcrofrs hit- ting game. The Mavs took set 1 25-12. Set 2 had more great net play with strong blocks. Kristine Estrada had 2 solo blocks, 3 blocking assists, Tonya Burrola and Sabrina Medina also had 1 solo block each. Michelle Tho- mas, Karissa Murillo, and Rachelle Gomez each had 2 blocking assists. The Lady Mav- ericks won set two 25-.20. In set 3 the girls were not as strong with their offense and took to tipping the ball instead of hit- ting the ball. They lost set 3 17- 25. In set 4 Rachelle Gomez got the offense back up and running with 25 setting assists on the night which in turn hitters Kristine had 10 kills, Michelle and Sabrina had 7 kills each, Rachelle and Tonya had 4 kills and Karissa had 3 kills• "Our passing is what gets the offensive play started," said Coach Katie LeMaster. A solid passing performance was led by Selina Munoz, who covered a lot of ground in the back row, passing and digging. Ashely Martinez and Katy Carbajal did a great job coming off the bench and lend- ing the defense a helping hand. Laguna Acoma Hawks beat LHS Mavericks 39,7 The LHS Mavericks•were harshly defeated by the Hawks in Laguna Acoma last Friday night, 39-7. Scoring the only touchdown for the Mavericks was Kenny Evans, when he had a 5-yard run into the endzone. DD Murillo chipped in the extra point kick. Making unassisted tackles for the Mavericks with one each included Riley Allen, Tommy Sanchez, Kenny Evans, Daniel Talavera and Ernest Gallego,s. Lady JV beats Cloudcroft, lose to Tularosa The Lordsburg Maverick junior varsity team played Cloudcroft at home Tuesday Oc- toberl7. Cloudcroft came out on top after 3 hard fought matches by the Mavericks. Match 1 was 15-25 Cloudcroft. The Mavericks came back and swept match 2 winning 25-15, but Cloudcroft came back winning match 3, 1-15. The JV team also traveled to Tularosa on Saturday and after a hard battle the Wildcats came out on top. The matches were very exciting to watch. Match one ended with a score of 17-25 and match 2' with a score of 19-25. Leading the team in serving and kills was Ashley Martinez with 4 aces and 3 kills. Leading the team in reception and digs was Rishae Allen with 6 recep- tions and 8 digs. Leading in tackle assists was Tommy Sanchez with 11, fol- lowed by Talavera with 8, Adam Murillo with 7 and Ernie Rodriguez and Tommy Rodriguez with 5 each. Talavera had one quarterback sack and Evans made one interception. This loss brings the Maver- icks' season record to 3 wins, 5 losses. The Mavericks will be host- ing the Estancia Bears this Fri- day night, which has been desig- nated as Parents' Night, and Pink Night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month• Kick off is at 7:00 p.m. The Lady .Mavericks won set four 25-22. THe Lady Mav- ericks are currently 2-2 in District play and 10-4 overall. Lady Mavericks beat Tularosa The Lady Mavericks trav- eled to Tularosa On Saturday. The Mavs jumped out to an early lead, winning sets 1 and 2 with scores of 25-22 & 25- 23. Mav hitters were swinging away and coming up with kill after kill. Michelle Thomas led the team with 15 kills. Kristine Estrada had 12 kills, Kfirissa Murillo and Rachelle Gomez each had 6 kills, Sabrina Medina had 5 kills, and Tonya Burrola and S'elina Munoz each had one kill. The L/dy Mavs served the ball very aggressively, leading to Rachelle and Kristine havidg 5 ace serves, Karissa had 4 ace serves, Tonya and Sabrina each had 1 ace serve. Set 3 had long rallies and the Lady Mavs had some errors that led to Tularosa taking set three 27-25. In set 4 the blockers played a great net game and the defense stepped up. Unfortunately that wasn't enough. Tularosa won set four, 25-23• Set 5 led to Tularosa jump- ing out to an early lead but the Lady Mavericks would have none of it. They answered back with dig after dig from Selina Munoz and Ashle'y Martinez. The Lady Mavericks went on to win 15-13. WAY TO Good Luck in the Play Offs! BUMP-SET-SPIKE The time is now Lady. Mavs! David & Lope Ramos ORNE 228 E. Motel Drive * Lordsburg NOW FEATURING 3 Lec!es Ca :e .... a: Apple Empanadas MENUD0 on,unclad,,