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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Childhood Obesity Increasing Physical Activity Prevent ChildhoodObesity Regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels Facts Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. 1. Turn off the TV and do something active for 60 minuteseveryday. 3. Give the kids plenty of opportunities to be active:they need parents to make activity easy by providingequipment and taking them to playgrounds and other active spots. Overweight and obesity are associated withincreased risk for many types of cancer,as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkins lymphoma 2. During commercial breaks, do a small exercise,like push ups and curl ups, to do something active. Obese youth are more likely to haverisk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterolor high blood pressure. Why it is a problemBy Nicole Ciernia Works Cited: In 2013, 27.1% of high school students surveyedhad participated in at least 60 minutes per day ofphysical activity on all 7 days beforethe survey, and only 29% attended physical education class daily. 5. Parents should be active and support their kids' interest. By doing that, children will come to regard activity as a normal(and fun) part of your family's everyday routine. 4. Just get moving! It doesn't matter what the child does,as long as they are not sitting down doing nothing. Dance, walk, run, play outside! The possibilities are endless!
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