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Lifestyle and Child Obesity

Lifestyle and Child Obesity

The Lifestyle changes and lack of Physical Exercise is one of the primary factors leading to Child Obesity in the present generation. The Obesity during childhood can harm the body of a child in many ways. Let us look into some of the aspects of Child Obesity.

Childhood Obesity is a complex health issue. Obese children will be above normal or healthy weight for his/her age and height. Studies show that children who are obese are more likely to develop the following.

  • High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and in turn risk of developing Cardiovascular disease
  • They develop increased risk of impaired Glucose Tolerance, Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Obese Children are likely to have Breathing Problems as well as Asthma and Sleep Apnea
  • They are likely to have Joint Problems and Musculoskeletal Discomfort

The Child Obesity is related to Psychological problems such as Anxiety and Depression. Obese children may show Low Self-Esteem and Lower Self-Reported Quality of Life. This will also be related to Social Problems like Bullying and Stigma. Children who are obese will grow more likely into Adults with Obesity in which case they will have more risk towards various diseases.

Child Obesity is more found in those who eat high-calorie and low-nutrient food items and consume sugary beverages. These children do not get enough physical activity but spend too much time on activities like watching television and usage of mobile devices which leads to weight gain at young ages.

Disclaimer: The information provided above are gathered from various sources and provided for public awareness. Motivate and allow your child to have a healthy diet plan, spend at least 20 to 30 minutes of daily physical activity and lead a healthy lifestyle

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Born and brought up in Kerala, I did my schooling in Kerala and graduated (B.Sc Physics) from the Calicut University. I have worked with a Swedish Company from 1994 to 2015, as a Senior Project Manager in their Group IT Division in Dubai. This blog is the result of my strong desire to communicate with others, sharing what I know and what I could gather from various sources.


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