The Childhood Obesity Foundation
reports that in 2013, 42 million children and infants were overweight
or obese. Obesity puts children at an increased risk for health
complications and the premature onset of other health conditions.
Similarly, the Canadian Obesity Network
estimates that currently, one in four adult Canadians and one in ten
children are clinically obese. As obesity is a factor in diseases such
as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke,
arthritis, and cancer, it is crucial to maintain a healthy
weight--especially for children. CMAJ
reports that obesity has more than doubled since the 1970s, with a
total of 32% of children being classified as overweight or obese. Since
the 90's, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity, and an
estimated 60 million children worldwide will be obese by 2020. CMAJ states that intervention may be needed as early as infancy to stem the tide of obesity.
The root cause of obesity and disease is undernutrition: eating food
without nutritional value. A healthy diet is crucial to fight
obesity--plenty of fruit and vegetables, with no GMO manufactured food.
Avoiding processed food altogether can give a family a great start to
Activity is also important. Participation rates
for sports are declining, and this is why it is so important to be
active as a family. Parents who are involved in local sports--even as
spectators--boost the activity rate for their children. If both parents
are active, the rate is improved even more.
Last year, Global
reported that obesity rates in children are slowly starting to decline,
but we must be diligent to ensure this trend continues. Supplements can
help maintain this progress.
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