According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health issues of our time. Overweight and obesity occurs when we eat more calories or energy than we use doing activities. Children who are overweight or obese have a higher chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
Childhood obesity puts our kids at risk for a many health problems Kids who get hooked on electronics and TV shows, tend to be less active. Less activity increases the chances of obesity and health problems. Obesity-related problems include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. Most of these problems were only seen in adults before the increase in childhood obesity. In out fast-paced, fast-food, technology society, it can be harder to stay active because it is so easy to grab unhealthy food on the go.
The healthy habits we teach our kids now, will last a lifetime. What can parents do to help prevent obesity in their children?
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