Physical activity is a critical component of our overall health. Diet alone cannot be relied upon to keep us healthy. That is why it is so important to start healthy habits, including regular exercise, at a young age. Regular exercise can also have a profound effect on disease risk.
Seven-month-old Long Zirou was abandoned by her family shortly after she was born with a cleft lip. Luckily, a kindhearted stranger found her and delivered her to the orphanage Changsha Social Welfare Home. The orphanage has strong ties with the local Smile Train partner hospital and, when she was strong enough, Long Zirou was brought in for surgery and a new life. Her surgery was one of three simultaneous surgeries performed to commemorate Smile Trainís 250,000th surgery in China.