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Obesity in Youth

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on 7 April 2013

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Obesity in Youth A study was done to see if birth weight and weight through preschool was connected to obesity later in life.
Results showed that birth weight did not relate to obesity in later adult life, but weight patterns from 0-6yrs old did.
The study also showed ". . . that 6 months and 2 years of age may be the most critical periods because the upward trend in weight, weight gain velocity, and increase in BMI first appear in these periods." (Yücel, Kinik & Aka, 2011) sources Obesity can be fixed and prevented if we all do our part! Creating a healthy lifestyle:
The more support, the better! How does obesity affect youth? Childhood obesity. (2013, January 28). Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/WeightManagement/Obesity/Childhood-Obesity_UCM_304347_Article.jsp What's the best solution? First of all, one in three American kids are overweight or obese. The obesity rate has nearly tripled since 1963 (American Heart Association). Why is this? Family
lack of exercise
too much T.V.
Home environment
& genetics There are several possible contributing factors
such as: At home
Get the whole family involved in exercising more and eating healthier.
At school
Have goals in a P.E. class to encourage motivation
Have healthy food choices available at school.
Educate youth on how to live a healthy life. Prevention: You can start from the beginning and help prevent your child from ever becoming obese. Having yearly checkups with the doctor
Being an example of healthy living
Avoiding use of food in a reward-punishment system
Not obsessing over your child's eating habits
Emphasizing the fun and enjoyment ivolved with exercising
And being wary of your own weight being in a healthy range Mayo clinic suggests: 6 2 Connection? Children are at a greater risk of developing health problems as adults, such as:
high blood pressure and cholesterol
breathing and joint problems
liver disease
social and psychological problems
sleep disorders
and more!
2009—2011 County Obesity Prevalence Among Low-Income Children
Aged 2 to 4 Years

Obesity rates were found to be highest in Indian Tribal Organizations, in western and southern California, southern Texas, the central and north eastern seaboard, some Appalachian states, and in counties touching the Pacific Ocean. Several counties in the Rocky Mountains have prevalence rates below 10%. Yücel, O., Kinik, S. T., & Aka, S. (2011). Diagnosis of a trend towards obesity in preschool children: a longitudinal study. European Journal of Pediatrics, 170(6), 751-756. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.byui.idm.oclc.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=6fe3077d-2410-40bc-ac5c-ab5e3180e2c9@sessionmgr14&vid=1&hid=28 Centers for disease control and prevention. (2013, January 11). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html Here is an example of a whole family making a change together: Mayo Clinic Staff. (2012, May 4). Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-obesity/DS00698/DSECTION=prevention Obesity in Youth CDC(2013). Retrieved from Centers for Desease Control and Pervention website: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wSIvplOStA
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