Posted on May 24, 2011 by pmruser
Many adults will go on a diet or are currently on a diet to lose weight. The sad fact is that many children are also overweight. Overweight kids have increased over the years. There are a couple reasons for this happening. Computers and video games have taken the place of many outdoor activities. Watching television instead of playing outside has been another contributing factor.
Kids and weight loss used to never go together
Today, more children are overweight because of their lifestyle. The amount of junk food has increased, which also is a major contributing factor for increased weight in our children.
Junk food and sedentary lifestyles are lethal
Junk food contains high amounts of sugar and fat; factor in a sedentary lifestyle and this recipe leads to huge weight gains in children. There are exceptions. Medical conditions caused by birth defects, or hereditary situations make up a small percentage of overweight kids. Most kids burn off fat much easier than adults.
Exercising and eating nutritionally will keep a child lean and healthy
Limit the use of video games and computers, increase outdoor activities, and eating properly will control most weight issues. Exercising and eating nutritional food can possibly avoid lifelong health issues, such as diabetes, heart conditions, and arthritis. Kids and weight loss should not go together. Living a healthier lifestyle can be your ticket to life long good health, and happiness.