717 words - 3 pagesObesity
Over time many people have heard the phrase, "you are what you eat." What many people now wonder though, is are you really? When you look around at the world you see all kinds of different body types; curvy, skinny, chunky, chubby. Obesity is it just eating habits or are there many other reasons? Obesity is the health topic of choice these days because obesity in America is a growing epidemic. Obesity is not the greatest thing for your body. There are many points of obesity to cover like, child hood obesity, eating habits, disease, genetics, and many others. A big problem, somewhat resulting in obesity is “Fast Food”.
Fast food is resulting in obesity because it unhealthy and theVIEW DOCUMENT
2725 words - 11 pagesResearch Paper Obesity in Children Today, United States is facing many health related problems like breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and others. Among this obesity is one of the most serious health problems facing the youth of United States and evidence shows that the problem is getting worse. Childhood obesity represents a threat to the health of the U.S. population that must be considered equal to that presented by AIDS and teen pregnancy.Obesity is defined as increase in body weightVIEW DOCUMENT
1041 words - 4 pagesFor the past 10 years, obesity has become an epidemic. Not only adults are obese but children as well. The number of children with obesity keeps increasing each year. There are children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems due to their obesity. Some experts are predicting that obesity will became the number one leading cause of premature death, instead of tobacco. There are many ways to prevent obesity in children and is up to the parent, to provide their children with healthier food options.
Obesity has not only targeted children of a certain age group but at this time obesity is in all ages including preschooler. The statistics taken by The NationalVIEW DOCUMENT
1464 words - 6 pagesDo you know what’s the number one cause of death in America? Well the number one cause of death is heart related diseases. Many of these heart related diseases are caused by obesity. Obesity is “the condition of being grossly fat or overweight.” It is not just being thick boned, or even hereditary. Obesity has become a growing epidemic around the world! A very colossal problem here in the untied states of America; What is sad is that it is a disease one has caused due to their own choice of life style.
Obesity has caused great dilemma in America. It was known as an adult disease. “Over two thirds of adults are over weight or obese.”(Obesity, Jerry R Ballenttne) these numbers areVIEW DOCUMENT
1200 words - 5 pagesOBESITYObesity is a condition in which a person's weight is more than 20% higher than what is recommended for their height. It occurs when there is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. In other words, you consume more calories than you can use in your daily activities. Lipids are a major cause of obesity and can be found in foods such as margarine, cream, whole milk, eggs and avocadoes. Foods containing fats and lipids are a dense source of fuel, as 1 gram provides 37 kilojoules of energy. Because of this, it is important to eat fatty foods, such as VIEW DOCUMENT
984 words - 4 pagesObesity is not just a matter of moral decision-making.Our Society today stresses thinness upon all of us. Thin means power, attractiveness, money, and men. While society states that thin is in, reality states that more and more people in the United States are overweight and even obese. The facts show that sixty one percent of US adults are overweight and thirteen percent of US children are seriously overweight. Is obesity a matter of moral decision-making? It has been said and branded into our minds that obesity is cause byVIEW DOCUMENT
1821 words - 7 pagesObesity is a complex disorder, with a simple cause. Unhealthy eating habits start young, but food is not the only problem people have. Over half of the adult population is not getting the proper physical activity they should. Fat is an essential to life and humans are professional at creating it. Since people are so good at creating fats, they need to have a balanced nutrition, because having too much fat is unsafe, but having too little is unhealthy (Power 5). Obesity is a growing problem/ issue and dieting pills are not safe and effective, because they have not been tested.
During 1770, Daniel Lambert lived in England. He was born in Leicester and died at the age of 39 in StamfordVIEW DOCUMENT
2699 words - 11 pages more susceptible to disease and death than those of normal weight.Obesity can be termed deviant for a variety of reasons. Not only is it unhealthy, but it is also a widely unaccepted behavior in US society. The obese are labeled "...obscene, lazy, slothful, and gluttonous" (Adler and Adler 2000). People are ostracized, often never to regain full societal acceptance. According to Hammarlund et al (1998) prevention is necessary to decrease prevalence of obesity because few adults who actually do lose weight are able to keep it off.Obesity is attributable to many factors, nature and nurture included. Some individuals are inclined to blame the obese individual for his or her healthVIEW DOCUMENT
841 words - 3 pagesObesity
Have you ever wondered how obesity affects your life? Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions; it is the plague of the 21st century. I’ll be going over some of the reasons of how obesity affects everyday activities, for example activities, sports, and health problems. Obesity is a very debated subject today and physical education should be recommended for students because it could easily change their outlook on physical education or obesity. Well obesity is a very big issue in modern societies; it has a lot of attention drawn to it.
First of all you have just the daily activities of any human being. If you are too big of a person you could end up having trouble walking orVIEW DOCUMENT
734 words - 3 pagesThe field of radiography requires a lot of critical thinking, and with the growing rate of obesity, radiographers need those critical thinking skills even more. Obesity is a major issue in the United States and issues concerning this disease can be quite deadly. The article “Obesity and Medical Imaging Challenges” brings to light several of the issues as to why our population’s obesity rate is increasing and poses solutions to those problems.
This article points out that not only is the occurrence of obesity in our country increasing, it is not the 2nd leading cause of death, only behind smoking.1 This not only poses a problem for the individuals themselves, but it also poses a problemVIEW DOCUMENT
915 words - 4 pagesforce have contributed to a dramatic shift in family eating habits. The traditional family dinner has been replaced by microwavable dinners or unhealthy fast foods. Also, the shifting economy has resulted in a growing number of latch-key children. Often these children are responsible for providing snacks and dinner for themselves and their younger siblings. Compounding the problems associated with latch key children, parents’ perceptions of safe neighborhoods also contribute to increases in childhood obesity. Our local community lacks organized opportunities for safe, recreational activities; therefore, in the absence of adult caregivers, many latch-key children are instructed to remainVIEW DOCUMENT
566 words - 2 pagesSamuel Klein of the Daily News, in his article, Medical Approaches to Weight Reduction, explains obesity has become an American epidemic. Samuel Klein expounds that there are many solutions of how a person should lose weight. He explains further," First you have to learn about the patients physical, psychological, and emotional situations." "There are numerous approaches for weight reduction", the doctor clarifies.These approaches are dieting behavior modification, exercise, and drug therapyVIEW DOCUMENT
1572 words - 6 pagesThe similar characteristics between overweight and obese people often cause misinterpretation of their definitions. According to the Weight-Control Information Network (NIDDK), being overweight means having extra body mass as compared to defined weight standards while obesity refers to having an abnormally high ratio of fat to muscle. Mathematically, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) classifies obesity by using the BodyVIEW DOCUMENT
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N. Jay Sorensen states in one of her articles about obesity in America “Obesity continues to be one of America's most mentioned topics in the media today. Often citing the increased incidence of disease because we American's are fat. Why, we eat out too often, we do not make the right menu choices, and most importantly--we are not active enough to compensate for the intake of high calorie foods consumed every day.” It is obvious that obesity is becoming a real issue because of food. Also, obesity is not only about the outlook, it has a serious comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks , strokes, and other chronicVIEW DOCUMENT
864 words - 3 pagesIntroductionAfter tobacco the second largest health disease which causing a death with a very high rate is yet increasing rapidly in the United States 127 million of the people including of every age out of which 6 million of the people were suffering from a minor obese and remaining from the major or severe obese.DiscussionAccording to the eyes of AOA (American Obesity Association), Suffering people from the obeseVIEW DOCUMENT
1577 words - 6 pagesObesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to health problems. It also can be defined as abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can presents a risk to health. According to WHO, 2013, body mass index (BMI) is a measurement that can be obtained by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by the square of the person’s height (in meters). “A person is considered obese when their BMI equal to or exceeds 30 kg/m2. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 kg/m2 is considered overweight”(WHO, 2013). Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1903 words - 8 pages Fat people are everywhere! Well maybe that is not entirely true but the percentage of obese people has been rising for the last few decades. What exactly is obesity? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Obesity means having too much body fat.” Being overweight and being obese are not the same medical condition. A person can be overweight from having extra muscle, fat, bone, or water within their body. An obese person is only overweight from one thing: excess body fat. Obesity is usually caused by consuming more calories than one's body will burn. The excess calories that are not burned by the body are turned into fat. While caloric intake is just one way a person becomesVIEW DOCUMENT
705 words - 3 pagesImagine that you are sitting in a restaurant and you just ordered a Caesar salad and Clam Chowder soup combo when a huge man walks in and the kid sitting with his mom two booths behind you says, “Look mommy! There’s a really big monster.” When you turn around to look, you think, “Yeah, he’s obese.” Well, what is obesity? Obesity means the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. What causes obesity, how do you prevent it, and how do you cure yourself if you wake up one morning and you finally realize, you are obese.
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538 words - 2 pagesObesity Problems and Solutions
According to NIH (National Institutes of Health), your risk for coronary heart disease rises along with your body mass index when it rises.
Coronary heart disease or in short "CHD" is a condition when the coronary arteries (arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart) are narrowed by plaque.
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According to ajcn.nutrition.org (2009), Nowadays Americans are overweight more than 65 percent of the population, it has been an epidemicVIEW DOCUMENT
1628 words - 7 pagesDisease is very difficult to define, because many diseases are multifunctional in both their symptoms and how someone comes about developing such diseases. Diseases that are fatal or disfiguring are easily defined as disease, but diseases that in between the physical and psychological are not quite as easy. Obesity is a disease because it not only falls under the criteria of disease, but is comparable to many disordered that can considered diseases.Physical disease is when the body is physically unable to function. An example of a physical disease would be Cerebral Palsy. This is a disease that is thought to beVIEW DOCUMENT
1127 words - 5 pagesOne of the biggest problems of humanity nowadays is obesity. From some years until now, humans have been suffering from this eating disorder with more frequency. Obesity is when one has too much body fat, and is unable either by genetic or environmental factors to control it. This problem has become more frequent as the society of today is all about consumption, fast food, calories and lack of exercise, as a simple machine is able to do everything one is too lazy to do. This is a problem because worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and obesity is the fifth leading risk of global deaths. As a whole, approximately 2.8 million people die per year because of obesity and this diseaseVIEW DOCUMENT
1291 words - 5 pages three years. This leads to yo-yo dieting and increased low self-esteem of people constantlystruggling to become what they see as a normal member of society.A problem that lies within this problem, is the chronically obese person. Obesity is when one's bodywieght is 25-30% above normal. While overweight is 20-30 pounds over normal. Most people,including health care providers see the problem with obesity as eating too much and exercising toolittle. But in truth, for many obese people the problem lies with genetic predisposition, metabolicproblems, binge eating or sometimes all. TheseVIEW DOCUMENT
924 words - 4 pagesChildhood Obesity
“Obesity is a disease in which a person is at increased risk of unfavorable health outcomes as a result of excess body fat” (Perpich, Russ, Rizzolo, & Sedrak, 2011, p. 31) Obesity can be measured by performing a body mass index test, which measures the excess fat of a person. As humans, body sizes vary in shape and size, but the weight of a child should be proportionate with their height (Perpich et al., 2011). Children are considered obese when their weight is approximately 20% more then what it should be based on their age (Perpich et al., 2011). Being obese can have a negative impact on the health of a child and lead to many long term complications that could have beenVIEW DOCUMENT
1763 words - 7 pages“At present approximately 9 million children over 6 years of age are considered obese” (Mahshid Dehghan). Childhood obesity continues to increase every year. Childhood obesity has a lot of causes centering on an imbalance of energy taken in and the amount of energy used. Factors of childhood obesity include children having obese parents; low energy expenditure which is a low amount of physical activity is a factor and too much television which is a cause for low physical activity time. Another factor that influences childhood obesity is heredity. Infants born to overweight mothers are found to be less active than other infants. Parents are the primary contributors of childhood obesity basedVIEW DOCUMENT
543 words - 2 pagesrunning head: child obesity�childhood obesity in AmericaIntroductionChildhood obesity is a growing pestilential problem in the United States of America. It is a very deliberate contention which can advance to many health and social commencement which can continue into after life. However, it is not as simple as this as the science behind childhood obesity is highly multifarious and can deviate between idiosyncratic. It is important that we implement prevention programs and get a betterVIEW DOCUMENT
1056 words - 4 pagesHow convenient is it for us to go through a drive-thru and order a meal, or sit in the comforts of our living room and have something delivered to us? Among the many ways food has been made available to us, it appears that the lack of energy we spend in getting it is finally catching up to us. When I say catching up to us, I am referring to the crisis of obesity that we are facing. It appears to have been a problem that existed a long time ago, but has never really received the attention it deserves. It is a problem that millions of Americans are facing now and there seems to be no end in site. I think back to my childhood years, and how we would be at the local parks or in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1174 words - 5 pagesObesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight (Ford-Martin, 2003). Not long ago, obesity was revered as a sign of wealth. But in the 1900s, the ideal body type began to get thinner. The impact was felt primarily on woman and somehow their success in life became linked to how thin they were. Science is now grasping the fact that biology plays a major role in body weight. Weight control is a huge medical problem in the U.S. (Powell, 2001). About half of the people in U.S. are overweight and one third are clinically obese (Powell, 2001). ObesityVIEW DOCUMENT
2390 words - 10 pages The first issue that contributes to the nation’s obesity rates is that of learned behaviors. Children are very impressionable at a young age and often may mimic what their parents or older siblings do as a form of learning. Therefore if a sibling or adult has poor eating habits a child will develop them through the learning process and will not know that the behavior is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle (Kaneshiro, 2012). Children are also very good at understanding when to stop eating due to the sensation of fullness. Children usually stop as soon as their bodies signal that they are full. But this natural sensation may be overridden especially after significant amounts ofVIEW DOCUMENT
697 words - 3 pagesChildhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is becoming a growing problem among families in America. The current fast paced lifestyle that families are living does not help this situation. We have allowed our busy lifestyle to affect our children. Childhood Obesity can lead to a number of problems for our children. There are three main effects of childhood obesity. Some of the effects of Childhood obesity are rising health issues such as high blood pressure, and diabetes. Children who are overweight often have self-esteem problems. Also, children who are obese are more likely to fall victim to bullying.
Childhood obesity causes immediate and long term effects on health and well being. Being anVIEW DOCUMENT
1256 words - 5 pagesAccording to the American Journal of Public Health, obesity can be linked to nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States (Laidman). The saddest part about this statistic is that obesity is, in most cases, brought on by the individual. With fast food being a cheap and convenient way to feed the family, obesity has constantly been on the rise since the industry’s proliferation. Poor diet combined with lack of exercise has caused the emergence of routine doctor visits for avoidable conditions. Beginning with the youth, school programs that teach nutrition and fitness can help stop the growing numbers. Help and support from the government to lower the amount of advertisements to the public andVIEW DOCUMENT
896 words - 4 pages There is a saying, “you are what you eat” which certainly appears to be true. Childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. Canada has seen a massive increase in the number of unhealthy and obese children in the past twenty years. But who is to blame for this problem? People tend to blame socioeconomic factors and the mass media for their children’s weight problems. However, unhealthy family eating habits and a lack of family involvement in physical activity are major reasons for obesity in young children today.
Although people will argue that a child’s diet and lack of exercise are the leading causes for obesity in children, some people believe that obesity in children is causedVIEW DOCUMENT
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Childhood obesity has become a more and more important issue in today’s world. There are genetic factors that are coming into play with people changing their lifestyles and culture changes have been a great influence on children around the world. Children are generally not as healthy as they were many years ago. Obesity has been the main cause of all these changes.
There is a difference between being overweight and obese. Being overweight not necessarily means your obese. People who lift weights and are heavier than their required weight for their age group, sure they are overweight but healthy (Defining). People who are obese, have a great body fat percentage then they should haveVIEW DOCUMENT
1482 words - 6 pagesThe World Health Organization (2006, WHO) defines obesity as a body mass index (weight-for-height) equal to or more than 30. In the UK the prevalence of obesity in childhood has significantly increased over the past twenty five years. A study commissioned by The Health Survey for England (HSE) showed that between 1996 and 2001 the proportion of obese children aged six to fifteen rose by 3.5 per cent from 20 per cent to 23.5 per cent of the population in that age bracket; there is no reason to suspect that the children of England are not representative of the United Kingdom as a whole.
Concern has grown that because of this increase obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and heartVIEW DOCUMENT
1271 words - 5 pagesWhat is one of the most serious problems for children in North America today? These days, many people suffer from obesity in North America and, it causes problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and early mortality. A lot of people think that obesity is a problem only for adults, but now obesity has become one of the most serious problems for children in North America. Childhood obesity occurs when children are overweight and this is measured by body mass index (BMI). Obese children tend to be unhappy because they often have bad health, bad social relationships, and low self-confidence. Mayo clinic staff (2012) defined childhood obesity as:
Childhood obesity is a serious medical conditionVIEW DOCUMENT
1541 words - 6 pagesPrenatal and postnatal care can affect the health of children in many ways, and if mothers do not take care of themselves and their babies during pregnancy it could have a drastic effect on their health after they are born. Professors at Brigham Young University, Michael Seipel and Kevin Shafer conducted research over the pre- and postnatal care of soon to be mothers to observe their effect on their children. The findings of their study show that the probability of childhood obesity can be lessened if pregnant women do not smoke and do not “gain significant pregnancy-related weight”. Gaining a significant amount of weight during your pregnancy can be unhealthy for both the mother and theVIEW DOCUMENT
1920 words - 8 pages famous chicken nuggets. In many years of living never knew someone could blame someone else for their child’s obesity. Well in 2003, a mother named, Ruth Rhymes attempted to sue McDonalds for her 15 year old son obesity problem. Gregory Rhymes the son of Ruth use to eat McDonalds burgers, fries and milkshakes several times every day. Gregory now weighs 400 pounds and has diabetes and his mother is blaming McDonalds. In the ABC news article Ruth Rhymes states “I had no idea that he was destroying his self," his mother said. "I had no idea." McDonalds saw this lawsuit as a “baseless” suit, meaning they didn’t have a strong case. McDonalds saw that they weren’t the only ones contributing to RuthVIEW DOCUMENT
1814 words - 7 pagesIn an era when increasing obesity is threatening our nation, we are cutting the very programs that could help prevent childhood obesity. There is a decline in how much physical education and nutrition kids are receiving because of the pressures to test children to chart academic performances. The lack of physical activity and poor diet is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States (Health Policy Guide). There have been more than nine million children overweight since 1996. At a young age, children who are obese will more than likely have cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, dyslipedemia, and type two diabetes. Not only willVIEW DOCUMENT
1000 words - 4 pagesOver a half-century ago obesity, and overweight has become a silent monster that creeps from within. Americans have been preoccupied in the last fifty years with countless numbers of problems that it seems that we have forgotten about our very own waistline. But, what is the difference between overweight and obesity? According to the Center for Disease for Control and Prevention overweight means that a person has a body mass index or BMI between 25 through 29 and anything higher than a 30 is consider obese. In 2009 and 2010 the CDC stated that, “more than 35% of U.S. men and women were obese…”(Carroll, Flegal, Kit, Ogden p.2). The obesity epidemic has reached 1/3 of the United States adultVIEW DOCUMENT
1738 words - 7 pages "Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate from 1983. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the Number 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. If current trends continue, today’s kids could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents" (Clinton, para. 3 2011).
Children may not understand the complexities of food intake or obesity but they continue to be affected by the issue. The reality is that if a parent enables their kids to make poor eating choices as children; they will struggle as adults to make the right eating choices. Many factors contribute to childhoodVIEW DOCUMENT
850 words - 3 pagesWhat exactly is obesity? Obesity (noun) - the condition of being grossly fat or overweight. A bunch of people don’t understand what being obese means. Just because you have a couple extra pounds on you doesn’t mean that you are overweight! You have to always eat till your stomach gets full. If you always eat too much it doesn’t mean that you are overweight. You have to eat too much of the wrong foods. The reason more and more people are developing eating disorders is because they are misusing food and stress eating and eating for fun, whenever they are bored. Another term for obesity is Bulimia. Bulimia is an eating disorder. Bulimia is also known as bingeing and purging. Bingeing is eatingVIEW DOCUMENT
674 words - 3 pagesThere was a time when chubby children were considered cute. It was assumed that their baby fat would melt away and a healthy adult would emerge. We now know that childhood obesity can be very harmful for our nations children. Not only can obesity cause health problems but also psychological problems. In observing the causes of childhood obesity, hopefully we can slow down the epidemic.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of obese children ages 6-19 have tripled to 16% over the last twelve years. That is an alarming figure. One of the main causes is lack of physical activity. This may seem like an obvious cause, but it seems to be the one our youth have theVIEW DOCUMENT
1502 words - 6 pagesForty years ago in America childhood obesity was rarely a topic of conversation. A survey done in the early 1970s showed that 6.1% of children between the ages 12 and 19 were overweight. Eight years later the same survey was done and 17.4% were considered overweight (Iannelli). “Childhood obesity epidemic in America is now a confirmed fact since the number of overweight or obese children has more than tripled during the last 30 years” (Childhood Obesity Epidemic). “Over the last 20 years, the prevalence of obesity in children aged 6 to 11 years has tripled from 6.5% to 19.6%” (Childhood Obesity Epidemic). As a nation statistics should be alarming. Why are American children today so obeseVIEW DOCUMENT
1233 words - 5 pages In the community, nurses serve an important role in the fight against childhood obesity. In the community setting, a nurse is able to assess the preexisting knowledge of a child and their family. They are also able to follow a family over a long period of time than is allotted in the pediatrician’s office or hospital. Most children only see their nurses in the pediatrician’s office once a year. If it is a hospital admission in which the nurse is seeing that child, the nurse may never see that child ever again. Thus, community nurses have an advantage over other nurses because they are able to witness the child and his or her family outside of the hospital, a doctor’s office, or schoolVIEW DOCUMENT
1622 words - 6 pages was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic with a blood sugar test showing a high of 115.
A recommendation to Michael’s parents were to help reduce his weight. To his doctor, helping Michael improve his diet and increase his physical activity level was a must. Action was taken right away. Cutting back on fast foods and sodas, which limited saturated fats and carbohydrates in his diet, helped him to lose the extra belly fat. A month later, results were dramatic. Michael had lost eight pounds! By doing so he reduced his risk for type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With a little help and following a healthy lifestyle, it has saved this young boy’s life.
Childhood obesity is aVIEW DOCUMENT
1188 words - 5 pagesChildhood obesity is more prevalent today than ever before. Our children for the future are being failed. Healthy living needs to be taken more seriously. More and more households have both parents working full-time jobs to provide shelter, food, and clothing for their families. Providing the basic necessities is not enough for a healthy family. Parents need to become more involved with their child's life. Child obesity has been medically proven to increase the risk of long-term life altering illnesses. A more positive role by our nationsVIEW DOCUMENT
1099 words - 4 pagesChildhood obesity continues to be a serious problem in the United States and around the world. According to Evans et al in the article Changing Perceptions of the Childhood
Obesity Epidemic, obesity is one of the primary causes of preventable death in the US, and costs
billions of dollars a year in health care expenditures. Their article discussed a study in which the attitudes of adults in the United States were studied, as well as the thoughts of the participants on the best ways to reduce childhood obesity.
According to MacDougall et al in the article We Have To Live in the Future, getting children to increase their levels of physical activity is the key to reducing childhood obesityVIEW DOCUMENT
852 words - 3 pagesChildhood obesity is increasing among our children at an alarming rate. According to the Center of Disease Control, the number of obese children has tripled within the last thirty years. About ten percent of toddlers (ages 2-5 years) is overweight (CCCC). Forty years ago only four percent of our children were considered obese and today fifteen percent of them are. The main cause of childhood obesity is unhealthy eating habits and not enough physical activity. There are many things we can do in our homes, schools, and communities to help fight childhoodVIEW DOCUMENT
2881 words - 12 pagesIntroduction
Childhood obesity is increasingly becoming a major problem of Public Health in developing countries, particularly in Canada and the United States. Lack of physical activity, poor nutritional choices, easily accessible fast foods and the built environment are all seen as factors that contribute greatly to childhood obesity. Individuals who are obese have increased risk of developing high blood pressure, impaired glucose function and may sometimes fall victims to physical and psychological abuse (Ludwig, Peterson & Gortmaker, 2001). In Canada, the prevalence rate of obesity has risen predominantly among children and adolescents (Roberts, Shields, De Groh, Aziz & Gilbert, 2012VIEW DOCUMENT
1492 words - 6 pagesIn the United States one out of five children are overweight or obese according to WebMD. When a child is overweight or obese, safety becomes an issue because it can seriously affect the young child’s health conditions. Obesity is now a worldwide health problem that has not only caused a lot of sparks and talk, but has also begun to rank as a serious risk, comparable to diseases.
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Obesity occurs when a child weighs above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is a serious issue in the United States and around the world because the extra pounds may lead children to healthVIEW DOCUMENT