Dealing With Childhood Obesity
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Along with the increase of obesity in adult, childhood obesity is on the rise.
Around 15.5 percent of adolescents in the United States, aged 12 to 19 are obese.
Even more alarming, about 15.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese. Thesechildren are developing Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure at an early age.
Theyare placing themselves at increased risk for heart disease and other obesity-relateddiseases. Their weight also makes them the target of bullies and children who insultand taunt them about their weight. This can ruin their self-esteem and put them at riskfor depression.
Today’s children make up the digital generation. They’ve been surrounded bycomputers their entire life and are not as physically active as children of pastgenerations were.
Instead of going outside and playing, they tend to hang out indoors,watching TV and playing computer and video games. Along with lack of physical activitycomes the convenience of fast food.
There are fast food restaurants virtually aroundevery corner, and they have easy access to snack foods full of saturated fats andsugars. In addition, obese parents are more likely to have obese children.
The reasonfor this is two-fold. First, obese parents probably pass down their poor habits to theirchildren. Second, genetics plays a role in obesity.
It’s important for parents to be role models to their children and emphasize theimportance of physical activity and healthy eating.
Parents can create healthyenvironments for their children by doing regular physical activities, such as biking,swimming, or walking together.
They should encourage their children to participate insports, dance, martial arts, and etcetera. This allows children to develop anappreciation of physical activity and enjoy exercising.
When it comes to eating, parents need to implement diets rich in fruits,vegetables, and whole-grains. They can make eating enjoyable and healthy bypreparing food together and eating together as a family.
Fast-food should be limitedand reserved for special occasions. Way too often, we reward ourselves for a job welldone with food. Look for other ways to reward your children for doing a great job, suchas a special shopping trip or a day with just mom or dad.
Even when we try to eat well, we're disadvantaged. The nutritional content of most food has been compromised over the years, not only by deficient soils and modern production, transportation, storage and processing methods, but also by the enormous amounts of chemical and artificial substances added to promote growth, storage life, taste and appearance.
It's for this reason that more and more medical authorities are advocating the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. However, finding them in the right combination can be both confusing and costly.
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Further reading through our articles on health issues will give you a body of information that will help you decide what options you have to deal with the underlying causes of your problem through giving your body the nutrition products that will assist you body to heal from the inside out.
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We wish you well in your search for solutions to this problem and your movement towards better health in all areas.
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