0845070 Slimming down child obesity through sports


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0845070 Slimming down child obesity through sports

  1. 1. By Donald Petrone
  2. 2. graph from statscan article – obesity: A growing problem
  3. 3. <ul><li>Child obesity is a medical condition affecting children and teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>Children who store to much fat (based on Body Mass Index Scale) are considered overweight or obese </li></ul><ul><li>Main causes are overeating and little or no daily exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely caused by genetic diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Risks of becoming obese: </li></ul><ul><li>Continually eat food and drinks with high sugar and fat – fast food, sugar, pop etc </li></ul><ul><li>Are not physically active </li></ul><ul><li>Watching or playing excessive amounts of video games or movies – these things don’t burn of calories </li></ul><ul><li>Child not taught healthy eating or value of exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with stress by eating </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity is prominent in family history – may come from genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough money or time to fit in healthy eating </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic disease or hormone disorder </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>In order to reduce obesity, physical activity is a must. </li></ul><ul><li>Children should exercise at 1 HOUR per day </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating SPORTS is a fun way to get your kids active </li></ul><ul><li>Sporting Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Teams or clubs – getting children involved with a sports team will ensure that they are exercising on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Gain - Not only will this help their health, it will teach them teamwork and help them meet new friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent to child activities – simple things like throwing a football around or passing a soccer ball will help keep your child fit. It is important that you take the time, out of your day, to do these thing with your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Gain – By spending time with your child, you will gain a friendship that will last a lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it Fun – no matter what sport or activity you play, having fun is always the main goal. By making it fun, kids will grow to love an active lifestyle! </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Football – Items need – football(any size) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Games – Catch – one person throws the football to the other. Repeat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Football game (one hand touch) – gather some friends and divide them into equal teams. Try to score a touchdown but instead of tackling the ball carrier, use on hand to touch them. Once the first team scores, they get a point and now the second team gets a chance to score. Repeat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soccer – Items needed – soccer ball (any size) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games – Pass – Stand about 10 feet from someone and pass soccer ball between one another. Repeat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Bounce – gather some friends and stand in a circle. Pass the ball to one another only letting the ball bounce once. If the ball bounces more then once, that player who let it bounce a second time is out. This continues until there is one winner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseball – Items need – baseball, baseball bat, baseball glove </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games – Catch – Stand about 10 feet from someone and pass the baseball between each other. Make sure to catch the ball with your glove. Repeat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hockey – Items needed – hockey stick, tennis ball, goalie pads, hockey net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games – Hockey shootout – Get two people, one to play goalie and the other to play the shooter. The shooter then try’s to score on the goalie. </li></ul></ul>Here are some ideas for sports related activities you can do with your child. Remember to be safe!!!!
  6. 7. <ul><li>Not only do we need to exercise, but we also need to eat right. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your kids are eating three meals a day – this will reduce over eating and skipping meals </li></ul><ul><li>Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and protein </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce carbs </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate fast foods – high in saturated fat </li></ul><ul><li>Cut down on sugar and trans fats </li></ul><ul><li>Always read LABELS!! </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce consumption of soda and high sugar drinks </li></ul>By combining Sport and following a good diet, we can ensure that children become healthy and live a full life.
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  8. 9. <ul><li>Backgrounds and Images – Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Healthy Eating”, < http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/eating/ > October 2, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is childhood obesity and Who is at risk?”, < http://www.childhoodobesityfoundation.ca/whatIsChildhoodObesity > October 3, 2008 </li></ul>