Due to a combination of factors including decreased physical activity, increased time in front of the computer/television, and poor eating habits, the prevalence of childhood obesity is rapidly rising. This epidemic in turn leads to further problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes and, later in life, an increased risk for stroke, heart attack and certain cancers. As explained in the article “Little Bodies, Weighty Issues: Comprehensive program puts kids on the healthy living track” (http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Little-BodiesWeighty-Issues.aspx), this is a trend that can be reversed. With intervention including increased physical activity and improved nutrition habits, obesity in children can be reduced. Plus, intervention teaches the children better lifestyle habits and choices that they can continue into adulthood.
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