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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Workout Kid Shows His Exercise Moves to fight Childhood Obesity

How often do you hear kids become deeply involved for a certain cause? It is more likely that kids do not have the passion to fight for a cause.  

However, there is a certain kid that is deeply involved in the fight against childhood obesity that he created a special work out that kids like him can follow.  From my perspective, the kid can be an effective speaker against childhood obesity.  Since he is young kids like him are more likely to listen to him and emulate him.  When he says it is easy to do exercise chances are other kids are more likely to believe him and follow his example.  

“I want to stay fit and healthy,” says C.J. Center, the workout kid.  He believes that other kids like him should also stay fit and healthy.  As an athlete, a football player and a runner, he is definitely someone whom other kids should follow.  

Facts about Childhood Obesity
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention states that:
1. “Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
2. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
3. In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.”

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention states that childhood obesity has immediate and long-term health effects.

I. Immediate Health Effects of Childhood Obesity
1. “Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
2. Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes which is a condition wherein blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.
3.  Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem

Long-term health effects:
1. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
2. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”

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