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Thesis Obesity in the United States has drastically increased and needs to be stopped now by creating healthy lifestyles for the youth of our nation in order to prevent health risks for future generations.
Personal Relevance I think that childhood obesity has gone out of hand and should be settled by explaining to children what a health lifestyle in depth is and how it can be used. There should also be shown various activities they could use to keep them in healthy shape.
Relevance of Topic People should care about the future of others and with out our help we will have none if obesity isn’t stopped and shown that it can greatly impact one’s health.
What is “Normal” The government issued growth charts to doctors showing what a “normal” kid for their age should weigh and how tall they are. These numbers are based on averages of children’s weight and height around the country. If you are over the weight the chart say you are at risk of being overweight.
Where They Should Be. (Boys) This is they way a normal boy should naturally gain weight as they grow up. http://www.chartsgraphsdiagrams.com/HealthCharts.html
Where They Should Be. (Girls) This is they way a normal girl should naturally gain weight as they grow up. http://www.chartsgraphsdiagrams.com/HealthCharts.html
Healthy Lifestyles There are many different ways you can create a healthy lifestyle for children that they could follow. Good nutrition can help lower obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and fitness can be incorporated into a child’s health making the risk of obesity low.
Healthy Diets There are many ways children can avoid obesity by just eating right. The can avoid junk food such as fast-food, fried food, pastries, and sodas. Family meals are better for children because they are more open in trying new foods. Eating more leafy greens and fruits are a good replacement snack.
Activities that Reduce Obesity There are different ways to reduce obesity. Exercise. Join a sport. Dance. Stay Active. Go out and play.
Statistics Obese children have 70 percent chances of remaining obese even in their adulthood. The rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children belonging to the age group of 6-11 years has raised from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent, in the year 2008. In adolescents belonging to the age group 12-19 years, the prevalence has raised from 5.0 percent to 18.1 percent.
Statistics Continued 70 percent obese youth belonging to the age group of 5-17 years has at least one risk factor of heart disease. Heart diseases, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Breast Cancer, Sleep apnea, Bone and Joint Problems, Mental disorder like Depression and poor self esteem are couple of the risk factors associated with childhood obesity. The United States government declared Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes as national epidemic last year.
Conclusion I have learned many new things about how obesity has greatly impacted our nation. It has also enriched me with facts I have never known about obesity. Obesity is a growing epidemic and if it is not stopped now there will be no future for us. Please help us put an end to it and encourage others to eat healthy and stay active.
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