Child obesity is rising and getting worse and worse each day. Being an unhealthy weight can have many negative effects on children and their health. There are plenty of immediate effects such as Azma, sleep acnia and muscle pain. But there can also be long-term effects that overweight children will be more susceptible to. Things like fatty liver disease,gull stones infertility and even some cancers.
So getting your child into shape should be your number 1 priority. Schools also should prioritize more healthy options over unhealthy options. formally overweight baseball player and teacher at valley farm public school Gary Solomon “i think schools really need to put a program in place where all advertising around the school gears towards more healthy choices”. With everything in the world being accessible from almost the tap of a button. Today people are becoming much more lazy and much less active. With children getting addictions to their devices and games coming out like fortnite where binge playing for 10 hours straight is encouraged. We can see why the younger generation is becoming more and more obese. Mother barbara martin says parents can do a better job “ Yes i believe that at least with my daughter i limit her junk food and i try not to bring too much fast food into the house when i don’t have too” There are also some social repercussions to your child being overweight. They are more likely to become a victim of bullying in the school yard. Getting bullied can effect a childs mindset alot and that can lead to depression down the road aswell.
A child’s total diet and activity level play an important role in determining a child’s weight. Today, many children spend a lot time being inactive. For example, the average child spends approximately four hours each day watching television. As computers and video games become increasingly popular, the number of hours of inactivity may increase. Parents need to do a better job and they will