Posted: Apr 20, 2013 10:40 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2013 10:40 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI – Today was the third annual “It’s Your Life” walk at Heritage Park. Doctors at the 5K walk say it’s important to stay active and make healthy living choices earlier on in life. The “It’s Your Life” foundation tries to help young people make good lifestyle choices but they say that’s a lot easier said than done.

Dr. Salim Surani, Pulmonologist said, “When I was a kid I loved the candies and now I’m realizing I got a habit of eating those foods and not exercising. So we want to make sure, the newer generation, we’re creating health habits.” Dr. Surani says obesity is a growing epidemic here in the Coastal Bend and that’s why he says making walking a habit is a good choice.

Children Educating community regarding hazards of smoking and the video song “Addicted” to combat and educate children against hazards of smoking in hip-hop music style.

Contributed photo The Surani family of Corpus Christi works together to help youths with public health issues. Most recently their It’s Your Life Foundation has won awards for a 3-D animated film they plan to use to help teens understand the risks of sleep deprivation. From left are: Zoya Surani, Saherish Surani, Salim Surani, Zehra Surani and Sara Surani.