BMI & CHILD OBESITY DANGERS

Do you wonder why your child is overweight or obese? Pediatricians have found that childhood obesity is generally caused by a combination of unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise. Secondarily, genetics and lifestyle can have an impact on the child’s health. Risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, occur more often with overweight children.
Type 2 diabetes which is normally considered an adult disease has increased dramatically in children that ...

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DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY

DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY
Every day we read new statistics about childhood obesity and how it will cripple America in decades to come. Weight Loss is a significant challenge for this population because of the environment they are raised in. According to the American Obesity Association, about 30.4 percent of teenagers are overweight, and 15.5 percent of teens are obese. This means that 45.9 percent of teens are at risk for developing health problems due to weight. ...

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Michelle Obama’s “Lets Move” Campaign (Providence Journal 1/15/12)

EDITORIALS
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign
By Eriene-Heidi Sidhom

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama announced her campaign, Let’s Move,in an effort to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity.1 The campaign’s goal is ambitious, to say the least: eliminate childhood obesity in a single generation so that today’s kids grow up to be adults of a healthy weight. 2

The Problem at Hand

Childhood obesity must be addressed both because it negatively impacts our children and because we ...

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