Adults of today can remember their childhood filled with hours of play time and outdoor activities. You can probably remember playing outside until the street lights went on, or they have called in from their mothers in summer. There is no doubt that they were made to eat their vegetables, and dinner was a special pleasure. Kids today, however, does not have the same experience.
Obesity in general has increased enormously in recent decades. As a national epidemicThe Americans are growing at an alarming rate. The saddest victims of this epidemic, but the children are. Depending on adults show that they have the right path for her mind and body care, children in the footsteps of their parents and other adults are consistent in another marker on the map, followed by obesity.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, obesity among children has increased among children age groups 6-11 from 6.5% in the late 1970s to 18.8% in 2004. In children between the ages of 12-19,was a rise of 5% to 17.4%. One has only to look around in any park or schoolyard to see that the number of children to fight weight problems has increased.
As with most health problems in this nation, when it is placed on issues such as this to our knowledge, we are quick to look around and find someone or something with his finger to point. With so many factors considered in the cause of obesity in children, there are a lot of finger-pointing and blame game going. While parents are to blameFast-food restaurants and lack of time, fast-food restaurants offer healthier options, and then made a subtle way to blame the parents for decisions. Schools can be held accountable to some degree for the food offered to children, and the changing face of physical education. Food companies certainly play a role, with the attractive packaging and advertising to children. No matter how many hands in the pot, the blame and the solution in an effort to cooperatively combat are sharedProblem.
There is no question that the parents are busier in those days. Traveling with the ever-growing and adults working weeks to get farther and farther to work, there is less time for the preparation of healthy and high quality food. When children in extracurricular activities, involving homework help, and some playing time, it leaves little time for a sit-down dinner with the family, which has been shown to reduce caloric intake. If the parents are pressed for time and children are hungry, fast food andconvenience foods are the perfect fit. Nutrition aside, these seem like logical solutions to the modern time crunch. Unfortunately these foods are typically packed with preservatives as well as high in calories and fat. Kids have become accustomed to these good tasting, easily made foods though, so implementing change can be difficult.
Although children are involved in more activities now than ever before, they are still not getting the exercise they need to keep their bodies in good Condition. It seems as if there were two types of children in modern America, those who are on the recorded and where there is no timetable. The on-line and active children can have a huge amount of physical activity and exercise on a daily basis and weight, may not be a problem for them. The others, however, can spend their days before video games, televisions and computers, the only small light of day. If one considers how childhood has changed, it is obvious that the majority of today'sChildren are less active then they were 15 years ago. Children used to ask them to stay outdoors and are now pleading to stay logged in
We have children who used to create a simple lifestyle. Convenience foods and inactivity are much lighter than a high-quality diet and getting enough exercise. Children can not expect to make all decisions on their own, but as they are dependent on adults for their care. The children do not go shopping the grocery store, or they make the rules inmost of the houses. A joint effort is to recover, the family will be accepted for a child to draw even considering their ways.
Parents must be willing to suffer in the interest of the health of their children. You have to take off the wheel and steer their children in the direction of a fit and healthy adulthood. Because they can not and should not be expected to regulate external sources and to maintain the health of their children, they need to make healthy choices for their children until the childrenare able to make the same decisions for themselves.