Child Obesity

It Says, I say and So

It Says...

“The report said on average, adolescents in Canada spend almost 35 hours a week in front of a TV or computer screen - more time than in the classroom over the course of a year”.

I Say...

This quote is extremely false. I have many reasons why. Let’s look at the facts. Students come home from school at around 3. They usually go to bed at 10, if not 11. Eating will take around 30 minutes. That means the student at maximum has 7 and a half hours to go on the computer. This is highly unlikely, as the parent will need to constrain them. Let’s also be generous, and give them 4 hours a day, but still, very unlikely. In the classroom. All subjects but dance, drama, cardio and physical education require no classroom. We have 29 periods of classroom work a week. 1 period is 55 minutes. 29*55=1210 minutes. The result is 20.1 Hours, while the weekdays with 4 hours is 20 hours. Weekends you may get more time, but even so, there is no way you will get the number up to 35 hours. The maximum possible time is 49 hours, but that is basically killing yourself. On “average” I really don’t see 35 hours a week, but this is only my point of view.


And So...

It isn’t hard guys. Computer for 2 hours. Go draw. Go run. Do some squats. Just occupy yourself with an activity. You only need to use 1 of your 12 hours to get some exercise and stay fit. In the end, it is what you feel like doing. Once you start fat or skinny, it is hard to change. You just have to stay committed. You should also drink 100% juice rather than pop. I don’t even think pop tastes good. You should also start eating fruits. They taste nice, like solid juice.