The Miller New Birth Life Changing Ministries Aftercare participated in the On The Road to Health Bikeathon on April 27, 2013.We rode our bikes in the a 1-5 mile fun ride. We believe that On the Road to Health is a much needed movement in Mississippi. Mississippi is the most overweight state in the United States. African Americans in particular have the some of the most serious health problems:
Highest rate of obesity – 49.5%
Highest rate of heart disease
Highest rate of death from cancer
Highest rate of death from stroke
Highest rate of diabetes
Of course all of the above are related to lack of exercise and poor eating habits. At the same time, African Americans are underrepresented in local biking clubs, running clubs and healthy eating venues. We are especially excited that African Americans are well represented in On the Road to Health events, as well as attracting a diversity of participants. We also have significant involvement from those with disabilities.