Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but it is one of the hardest conditions to treat. Obesity in society has become worse and worse since time has lead on and this is not just in adults. Children are becoming more obese as time goes on, and we have to blame parents for this. If parents aren’t watching or regulating what their children are eating, it could turn into worse problems for the children down the road. Parents need to show their children more physical activity, help them keep a well-balanced diet, and be aware of health risks when they become an adult.
According to the American Heart Association, they claim that, “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking” (para 1). Being overweight for a child is very difficult because they know they are overweight, they just need their parents to support them and help them overcome that weight problem. Children are becoming more and more used to coming home after school and sitting on the computer, watching television or even playing video games. We need to change this problem because if children are not getting the exercise they need, it could affect that person for the rest of their life. Children cannot learn these activities on their own, especially when they are younger, so their parents have to teach them and push them to make the right choices. Parents need to show their child that working out is fun. Going to the park with them, riding bikes around the neighborhood or just taking them for a walk a couple times during the week. These can be some activities to help children become more active and get outside. Any of these actions that parents do with their children can help them and can be passed down from generation to generation to help others get in shape...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Growing Problem. Atlanta, GA.
Livestrong.com. Ways for Kids to Lose Weight.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Childhood Obesity. Washington, D.C.
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