Childhood Obesity

Obesity has ceased to be a problem only for adults since the number of children who present with obesity or overweight increases considerably day after day, being increasingly necessary urgent weight loss. In many places it is already considered an epidemic. Being overweight can accompany a child throughout his life, he has many more possibilities of suffering from it being adult. When there is excessive amount of fat in a person’s body then it is considered obese. To know if there are obesity or overweight is measured mass index (BMI) body = kg/m, kg/height in meters squared. There is overweight or obesity when BMI is greater than 95. The main causes of overweight in children are poor diet that lead and the little exercise they do.

The calories that the body cannot burn, are converted into fat. Many of the problems that causes childhood obesity persist into adulthood. Obesity has increased cases of diabetes in children. Other problems that can occur are also: arterial hypertension, levels of very high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, asthma, cancer, sleep apnea. Also learning problems may occur. Many times these children can receive the ridicule of others, this can cause very serious problems in their self-esteem and may lead them to depression. Treatments for children who are still in development should never be an obstacle to their growth. We must find the balance of your weight with your body, in the stage of his life that is over time.

The objective that is then set for childhood obesity is decrease the weight of the child or stop the increase. We must try to children to make some activity (gym, run, walk, walk, do sport) so that scorching grease bearing on top. It will never be advisable to limit your diet on calorie consumption. Your food should be healthy, avoiding the consumption of fats, but eating varied and complete. Advise them to eat cereals, vegetables and fruit varied time every day. They have so little to miss the fish or meat with little fat, as well as drinking much water. Eliminate sugary or fizzy drinks from your diet and try to keep the intake of sweets to a minimum.

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