Fitness_For_Kids by marcusjames

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Fitness For Kids

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Summary:
America's children are overweight. Why? Because WE are! Two-thirds (66%)
of Americans are overweight according to the Centers for Disease
Control/Prevention, with 15-30% of the children either overweight or
dangerously close to being overweight. That means that nearly 200 million
Americans fall into the overweight category. We are setting a horrible
example for our children.

According to a study conducted by Weight Watchers International Inc. and
the American Health Founda...


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Article Body:
America's children are overweight. Why? Because WE are! Two-thirds (66%)
of Americans are overweight according to the Centers for Disease
Control/Prevention, with 15-30% of the children either overweight or
dangerously close to being overweight. That means that nearly 200 million
Americans fall into the overweight category. We are setting a horrible
example for our children.

According to a study conducted by Weight Watchers International Inc. and
the American Health Foundation, 25% of American children are now
officially overweight, and the youngest are especially at risk. These
extra pounds are more than just a passing phase; another ADA study
suggests that half of obese children will become fat adults.

"Obesity among children is increasing at an alarming rate, and the health
consequences are very severe," confirms Karen Miller-Kovach, RD, chief
scientist for Weight Watchers. Billions of dollars every year are spent
on medical bills by overweight/obese patients due to (preventable)
obesity related illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and high
cholesterol.

What's behind the growing number of children who are now overweight?
"Lack of exercise accounts for more than 50 percent of the problem," says
Miller-Kovach. She also adds, only 30 percent of the problem is due to
overeating or choosing the wrong types of foods. So, let's resolve to
better ourselves, set the example, and get our children moving again.

Last week, I offered a solution -- a free 45-Day Beginner workout -- as
part of the Get Started Again with Exercise article -- for free download.
Now, you can get one here for your children too. This ebook has workouts
and ideas on how to get kids moving (as well as yourself) in the
television room, at the playground, or at the high school track. There
are plenty of fun activities to do to burn calories.

Many people who are dedicated to making a difference are opening up
children's fitness franchises all over the United States. If you are
lucky to have indoor playgrounds in your area or want to build one for
yourself, check out Rolly Pollies®, which was developed by two former
military officers. This is an example of kid's fitness at its finest.

Children love these places and learn from a very early age that physical
activity needs to be a part of a daily routine.

								
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