Obesity in America strikes back!

The unknown risks of our everyday lives...

Here in the United States, over 1/3 of American children are overweight or obese.

The hard truth of our obesity problem, starts with the nutrition our kids are getting. Impulsively people blame the parents, yet very few blame other standards such as physical activities, social experiences, even sleep can all be factors determining obesity.

Here look at a few of these facts you should think about...

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
  • In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
  • Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.
  • Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.

There are ways to help with obesity.

There are multiple ways to help obesity.

  1. Healthy Diet
  2. Proper physical activity
  3. Appropriate amounts of sleep