© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.ObeseTheChild
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Whether you’re dropping your childoff at school or walking through themall, ...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What was once rarely seen in childrentwenty or thirty years ago has becomeco...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The World HealthOrganization considersobesity to be one of themost common nu...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A Global EpidemicWith more than a 400%increase in obese childrensince 1982 a...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A new study suggests that1 in 4 overweight childrenare already showing early...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The impact of obesity on a child’s health is alarming.Several studies have l...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The bigger impact is the tendency for obesity tocontinue into adulthood.A re...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Originsofare theObesity?What
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.While childhood obesitycannot be attributed toany one particularinfluence, s...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Physical ActivityOne obvious factor is a lackof regular exercise.This proble...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Eating HabitsOver-consumption ofhigh-calorie foods aswell as unhealthy eatin...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Sedentary BehaviorChildren are spendingthe majority of theirrecreational tim...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.EnvironmentA lack of opportunity forphysical activity is a majorfactor in ch...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Studies have shown thatchildren 4 to 7 years ofage whose parents werephysica...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The Biggest Factor – You© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A pare...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.FiveSimple StepsTo Facilitate AHealthier Family
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #5Pick an aerobic physicalactivity like bicycling,tennis, soccer, etc.,...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #4If you pick your childrenup from school, take a fewminutes each day t...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #3Implement the samehealthy diet for theentire family, not justone indi...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #2Avoid other activitiesduring mealtimes, suchas watching TV, insteadfo...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #1Talk to your FamilyWellness Chiropractor tolearn more about awellness...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Your Doctor of Chiropractic is dedicated to yourfamily’s overall health and ...
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.How to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME ...
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  1. 1. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.ObeseTheChild
  2. 2. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Whether you’re dropping your childoff at school or walking through themall, you can’t help but notice therise in childhood obesity.
  3. 3. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.What was once rarely seen in childrentwenty or thirty years ago has becomecommon in this country and othersaround the world.
  4. 4. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The World HealthOrganization considersobesity to be one of themost common nutritionaldisorders in developedcountries and one of themost common chronicillnesses in theWestern World.A Global Epidemic
  5. 5. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A Global EpidemicWith more than a 400%increase in obese childrensince 1982 and with upto 33% of all childrensignificantly overweightthis has become a majorconcern.
  6. 6. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A new study suggests that1 in 4 overweight childrenare already showing earlysigns of Type II Diabetesand 60% of obese childrenalready have at least onerisk factor for heart disease.© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A Global Epidemic
  7. 7. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The impact of obesity on a child’s health is alarming.Several studies have linked childhood obesity to thefollowing serious illnesses:• Cardiovascular disease• Sleep apnea• Asthma• Insulin Resistance• Diabetes• Menstrual irregularities• Mental health disorders (primarilydepression and low self esteem)
  8. 8. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The bigger impact is the tendency for obesity tocontinue into adulthood.A recent study found that 77% of children with abody mass index greater than the 95thpercentileremained obese as adults.Adult Risks
  9. 9. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Originsofare theObesity?What
  10. 10. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.While childhood obesitycannot be attributed toany one particularinfluence, studies haveshown that there areseveral modifiable factors.Obesity Factors
  11. 11. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Physical ActivityOne obvious factor is a lackof regular exercise.This problem is madeworse by North Americanschools decreasing PEand recess time.© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  12. 12. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Eating HabitsOver-consumption ofhigh-calorie foods aswell as unhealthy eatingpatterns such as:• Eating when not hungry• Eating while watching TV• Eating while doinghomework© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  13. 13. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Sedentary BehaviorChildren are spendingthe majority of theirrecreational timewatching TV, surfingthe web and playingvideo games.© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  14. 14. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.EnvironmentA lack of opportunity forphysical activity is a majorfactor in childhood obesity.With both parents workingthe child stays indoors afterschool instead of running,playing, bicycling,skateboarding, etc.© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  15. 15. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Studies have shown thatchildren 4 to 7 years ofage whose parents werephysically active are sixtimes more likely to beactive than children inthe same age group whoseparents are inactive.The Biggest Factor – You© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  16. 16. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.The Biggest Factor – You© 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.A parent has direct influenceby providing an environmentthat nurtures physicalactivity in the child and hasindirect influence throughmodeling physical activities.
  17. 17. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.FiveSimple StepsTo Facilitate AHealthier Family
  18. 18. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #5Pick an aerobic physicalactivity like bicycling,tennis, soccer, etc.,something that the entirefamily will enjoy, andmake it a weekly outing.
  19. 19. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #4If you pick your childrenup from school, take a fewminutes each day to walkor run a few laps aroundthe school track beforeheading home.
  20. 20. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #3Implement the samehealthy diet for theentire family, not justone individual, and plantimes when you preparefoods together.
  21. 21. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #2Avoid other activitiesduring mealtimes, suchas watching TV, insteadfoster conversation.
  22. 22. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Step #1Talk to your FamilyWellness Chiropractor tolearn more about awellness lifestyle.
  23. 23. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.Your Doctor of Chiropractic is dedicated to yourfamily’s overall health and wellness. Take a momenttoday to speak with your Family Wellness Chiropractorand discuss any concerns you may have regardingyour child’s current diet and activities.
  24. 24. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  25. 25. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.
  26. 26. © 2006 Peter Pan PotentialAll rights reserved.How to Contact Us…Gregson Health Chiropractic425 Winter StreetMadawaska, ME 04756P: (207) 436-1256www.GregsonHealth.comDrGregson@GregsonHealth.com

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