Lack of Physical Activity

Shaina, Angelina, Heather, Paul, and Fernando

Physical Impacts

-lack of physical activity is the main contributor to obesity in 11 to 15 year olds

-45.7% of the 878 children were either at risk for becoming overweight, or were already classified as overweight

-according to researchers, weight in boys was related to the amount of time spent watching television

-no correlation between television watching and wight found in girls, according to the same study

-diabetes

-primary cause of most chronic diseases

-congestive heart failure

-Osteoporosis

- rheumatoid arthritis

Mental Impacts:

More likely to get:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Memory impairment

Social Impacts:

  • Loner tendencies
  • Lack of confidence
  • No longer involved in activities
  • Reluctance to interact

Lifestyle Changes that can lower the risk:

-physical activity

-Jog don't walk

-diet

-more fiber

-build self confidence

-better self image

-more interactive

- less frustration

- live longer

- doctors visits

- taking supplements