To The Parents of Over Weight Kids and Teens
Definition of Childhood Obesity–childhood obesity is often defined as a weight-for-height in excess of 120 percent of the ideal weight
Overweight Kids have the tendency to become Fat Teens and then Obese Adults.
This is a ugly cycle that must be destroyed.
This responsibility falls on the parents of these poor and neglected kids. When you allow your child to become overweight you are setting them up for a life of ridicule and low self esteem. They become the subject of jokes at a age so early, that they don’t have any type of mental defense mechanisms to soften the blows. An obese adult can barely handle the onslaught of humiliation, that they have to undergo daily from a less than accepting society.
These kids (and some of them are already classified as obese) are more prone to health conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure problems and sleep apnea to name a few. Obese kids also suffer from poor iron deficiency.
The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate — 1 out of 3 kids are now considered overweight or obese. (fat statistics from http://kidshealth.org
One motivational factor for obese adults to engage in weight loss, should be for the sake of their offspring’s. Kids of obese parents have an increased likelihood to become obese adults.
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