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Childhood Obesity & Physical Fitness

Childhood obesity has become a really BIG problem. In the U.S., about 32% of kids are either overweight or obese. So, why's it so bad to be obese? Well lots of kids who struggle with their weight feel depressed or have a low sense of self-esteem. They may also have some serious problems with their health, including diabetes, bone and joint problems, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Also, kids who are obese have a bigger chance of becoming obese adults, putting them at risk for more health problems later on in life.


Stay Fit & Eat Right

You need to make your health and physical fitness an important part of your life when you're a kid in order to make sure that you keep your weight at a healthy level. That's why your parents, teachers, school councillors and even your fave websites - like Kidzworld - are always saying how important it is to make healthy choices! One thing you can do is work with your mom, dad, doctor and teachers to choose healthy foods and nutritious meals that aren’t high in fat or sugar.

Also, if you can involve or include your family in helping to keep your weight healthy and normal, that's great! Try spending time as a family doing physical activities - at least 90 minutes a day - like walking, playing outside and swimming.


Are You Overweight or Obese?

If you’re worried about your weight, ask your mom or dad to make you an appointment with your doctor, who will be able to tell you more about your weight and how to make sure you are as healthy as possible for height and age.


Kidzworld on Obesity

Kidzworld's got tons of great articles on obesity, being overweight and staying physically active and fit:


Want more info about obesity? Visit www.healthchoices.ca.

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Haha cool joke :)
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I'd also shift the blame onto the parents. It's disgusting and appalling to know that parents don't care about their own child's wellbeing. 
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"Charulata" wrote: "katieee123_" wrote: I'm not going to judge her, it was most likely her parents fault. Poor girl. I'm sorry , But I don't think it's her parents fault. Her parents didn't tell her do anything with anyone , She did. Her parents isn't involved in this case!!  She's 13. Kids that age base some of their decisions off of what their parents say. Her parents should have told her what's right and what's wrong, which they most likely didn't do since apparently they didn't care.
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SpecialProblem
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how are you helping me at all :/
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A red tee and three fourths. 
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"9bella" wrote:You could invite another friend to walk with you guys. thanks for the comment
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