Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Obesity Rates In Children Have Tripled In the Last 30 Years: Diet And Inactivity Are Contributing Factors

Obesity Rates In Children Have Tripled In The Last 30 Years:
Diet And Inactivity Are Contributing Factors

(Calgary, AB) On April 15, 2014 an article appeared in titled Children Are Slower, Heavier and Worse Off Physically, Emotionally and Developmentally Than One Generation Before Them. The article, written by  Marco Torres goes on to explain how a poor diet and a lack of physical activity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States.

."Poor diet and inadequate physical activity are now a leading cause of death in the United States and together account for at least 1 million deaths annually. Obesity and overweight have reached epidemic proportions. It has hit our children particularly hard. Today there are three times as many overweight children and four times as many overweight adolescents as there were in 1980."

The author then goes on to cite an interesting statistic - "Obesity rates in children have more than tripled in the last 30 years."

When it comes to weight issues, an article published on Web Md titled Obesity In Children cites diet and inactivity as contributing factors to the problem.
"A child's total diet and activity level play an important role in determining a child's weight. Today, many children spend a lot time being inactive. For example, the average child spends approximately four hours each day watching television. As computers and video games become increasingly popular, the number of hours of inactivity may increase."

The article goes on to explain how overweight issues in children and adolescents can lay the foundation for future serious health problems; high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, early heart disease, diabetes, bone problems and skin conditions are just a few of the future health issues that await these individuals when they reach adulthood.

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2)  Web MD Obesity In Children


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