“This is going to be the first generation that’s going to have a lower life expectancy than their parents.”
By 2010, nearly 1/2 of the children in North and South America will be overweight.
The wave of heart disease and stroke could totally swamp the public health care system.
Interesting article/study out today with regards to childhood obesity and what impact this will have on the future of our country/world.
With what we know now about the health effects of obesity and the advances we have made in fitness and knowlege thereof, what, besides laziness, is allowing this trend to occur?
I for one, am doing everything I can to instill activity and that mindset in my child. I’m not some fitness Nazi, but we do monitor their diets and we limit their TV. We have no video games in the house. My kids are 5 and 2, and are easily the smallest in their respective daycares. I hope to instill in them a healthy lifestyle and the advantages of living healthy.
I suppose that’s all we can do…