Students getting up and moving through new health initiativeUPDATED 7:28 PM HST Aug 24, 2013Video Transcript
Hula and hip hop ..a strange combination? Not if you're delivering an important message. The 5-2-1-0 let's go initiative promotes a healthy lifestyle. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports from the UH football field rehearsal. music More than 600 students- jiving their hips, jumping up and down to hip hop. It's in preparation to perform at UH's football season opener. But, the dancing is much more than just entertainment. "645 IT STANDS FOR 5 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES A DAY 2 HOURS OR LESS OF SCREEN TIME A DAY ONE HOUR OR MORE OF VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and NO SUGARY DRINKS IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF A FRAMEWORK OF HEALTHY LIVING SO THOSE BEHAVIORS HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH KIDS WHO HAVE HEALTHY GROWTH AND WE ARE BRINGING THAT MESSAGE TO HAWAII 700 A newly released study shows... at the rate the state is going, more than half of the adults will be obese by 2030. Hawaii does have a lower obesity rate than other states, but the rate continues to increase. More than 13 percent of high schools students are obese, and nearly one quarter of adults. OBESITY CAN LEAD TO CHRONIC ILLNESS LATER IN LIFE AND BE COSTLY TO THE STATE-HAWAII SPENDS AN ESTIMATED 470 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON OBESITY- RELATED MEDICAL COSTS. Among high school students only 21 percent met the national recommendation for physical activity. The song and dance today is supposed to engrain part of the message of leading a healthy lifestyle to our younger generation. 950 MUSIC IS A GREAT WAY TO REMEMBER THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT I EVEN HEAR MY KIDS SING THE 5210 SONG IT doesn't MEAN THAT THEY ARE GOING TO CHANGE HABITS OVER NIGHT BUT SOMETIMES THEY ARE GOING TO THINK OF CHOICES AND SOME SMALL CHANGES 1000 455 THE ONE MEANS ONE HOUR OF VIDEO GAMES AND ELECTRONICS OR LESS SO I WOULD FOLLOW THAT 501 nana ohkawa kitv4 news. You can catch the performance this Thursday during UH football's halftime show.