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The Fitness And Health Of Our Children1

The Fitness And Health Of Our Children1



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    • Wellness for Today
      • In the US obesity has tripled in children in the last 25 years.
      • Approx. 1/5 of all children and adolescents in the US are overweight.
      • Children who were obese usually are obese as adults.
      • Obese children suffer from cholesterol problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and clogged arteries.
      • The new epidemic among children is “diabesity” and can cause heart attacks before age 30.
      • 300,000 die of overweight related problems every year; this is greater than that of smoking.
      • If the trend of being overweight continues, in 30 years we will all be at risk for being overweight.
      • Americans spend $30 billion every year on fad diets and exercise equipment.
      • For the 1 st time in history the next generation will have a shorter life span.
      • It is determined by Body Mass Index (BMI)
      • Is an excessive amount of body fat.
      • BMI
      • Below 18.5
      • 18.5- 24.9
      • 25- 29.9
      • 30.0 and above
      • Weight Status
      • Underweight
      • Normal
      • Overweight
      • Obese
      • These factors are all changeable .
      • Lack of Physical Activity
      • Sedentary behavior
      • Socioeconomic activity
      • Eating habits
      • Environment
      • Non-changeable
      • Genetics
      • The main cause of obesity is inactivity.
      • The US is the most sedentary population in the world.
      • Technological advances have made us less active: remote controls, TV’s in every room, drive through everything, elevators, internet, electronic shopping are just some of the causes.
      • Most obese city in the US is Detroit
      • Because of technology we have become a nation that is lazy.
      • Leisure time has been reduced to shopping by the internet, riding a golf cart to get the mail, or mowing the lawn with a self propelled lawn mower.
      • Electric tooth brushes, coffeemakers, garage door openers, power windows in cars, touch button everything, email, e- file, e – banking, and of sofa, a remote and TV.
      • We are becoming a stagnant nation.
      • Children eat too much and play too little
      • 83% of children use screen media
      • 79% read printed material
      • 79% listen to music
      • (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
      • 50% of children 12-21 rarely or never exercise (CDC)
      • Spend 4 hours a day watching TV or some sort of electronic device.
      • Spend 18. 5 hours a week watching TV
      • Children spend 38% more of their time in front of the TV than in school, by the time they are adults.
      • Less children participate in any organized sports or physical activity outside of school than ever before. Almost 23% of children do not participate in any type of physical activity and is even greater in instances of lower income families .
      • Physical Education was once part of all education programs
      • Due to financial strains they are slowly disappearing from the system
      • Less than 1/3 of high school students are part of PE
      • On average, a gym class has only 4 min. of aerobic activity
      • On an average day a child will receive 15 min. of physical activity and 10 hours of “lazy” activity
      • Obesity is the leading cause of hypertension in children
      • Can cause Type II diabetes
      • Increases the risk of Cardiovascular disease
      • Often lowers self esteem
      • Academic performance is lowered
      • The cost: $117 billion in the year 2000 alone
      • Children are often teased or bullies by other children
      • Can face problems of discrimination in the work place and at school
      • Obese people earn less per year than the non- obese($7,000)
      • Lower self- esteem and self- confidence
      • Increase physical activity in children
      • Become educated on weight loss
      • Educate kids on the importance of weight loss and proper nutrition
      • Promote healthy lunches and snacks
      • Create an environment for kids to understand the importance of healthy foods and life long activities
      • California studies: Higher levels of achievements were associated with higher levels of fitness.
      • The study also showed a relationship between math and fitness. The greater the fitness level, the better the scores.
      • Regular exercise can improve cognitive function and increase the health if neurons
      • According to Mckenzie (1999) students who participated in school physical education programs did not negatively affect their test scores.
      • Fishburne and Boras showed an improvement in discipline along with academic performance associated with regular activity (1989).
      • Teach weight loss
      • Negative energy balance = weight loss
      • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)- energy our body burns at rest
      • Strength training and aerobic activity increase BMR
      • It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound
      • Burn more calories per day than you take in (negative balance)
      • The physical well- being of a student has a connection to their academic achievement.
      • Students do their best when they are physically fit.
      • Invest in the schools to help fight obesity
      • Try to reduce TV and computer time for family and ourselves
      • Educate others on weight loss
      • Educate kids on nutrition and weight loss
      • Promote healthy foods for school vending machines
      • Include exercise in the classroom
      • Keep physical education a priority kindergarten through high school
      • Provide a curriculum to introduce knowledge, skills, and confidence to the students
      • Make life long physical activities a priority
      • Better life long health
      • Reduced cholesterol levels
      • More Energy
      • Increased cardiovascular function
      • Reduced stress
      • Increased self- esteem
      • Higher academic achievement
      • Strong heart
      • Increased Metabolism
      • Tones muscles
      • Increased immunity
      • Strong muscles
      • Increased flexibility
      • Elementary needs 150 minutes of P.E per week
      • Middle School requires 225 minutes per week
      • High School should be 225 minutes per weel
      • Although this is what the CDC recommends experts say it should be no less than 400 minutes per week
      • Be an active role model
      • Eat smart
      • Refresh with water frequently
      • Support effective wellness policies
      • Be on the School Health Council
      • Use online resources
      • Hayes, Dale MS, RD. (Fall , 2005) Nutrition for
      • theFuture.www.montanadieteticassociation.org/promo.html
      • Tepastte, Stephen, M.D. The Passivity of Epidemic and Our Children- Fitness and
      • Learning.
      • Team Nutrition Michigan. (2004). Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight. Retrieved
      • January 2, 2007, from www.tn.fcs.msue.msu.edu/
      • Food and Nutrition Service. Play Hard Your Way. Retrieved January 2, 2007, from
      • www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhard/
      • Center for Disease Control (CDC).( 2006). Childhood Overweight. Retrieved January
      • 2, from, www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/physicalactivity/brochures/index.htm
      • Team Nutrition Michigan. (2004). Fact Sheet 2003- 2004. Retrieved January 2,
      • 2007, from www.tn.fcs.msue.msu.edu/