Epidemic of the 21st Century: Overweight, Sick Kids!
|Fact: Children who watch TV while eating are twice as likely to eat "junk" food as opposed to fruits and vegetables.|
Sadly, today's sedentary lifestyle for children is raising their risk of obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and other disorders. Discover how you can help reverse this alarming trend…
Shocking health realitiesToday's parents are having their children’s pediatrician tell them that their 11-year-old son has Type 2 diabetes, or that their 16-year-old daughter has osteoporosis. The out-of-control lifestyles created by adults over the past 40 years has led to a 50% increase in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes—the kind of obesity-related diabetes once known as "adult onset" because it wasn’t usually diagnosed until age 50 or older.
Making wellness a family affair
can reverse these trends if we start making eating healthy foods and
increasing physical activity important to our children. Here are
guidelines for dealing with overweight children: