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Physical Effects On Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition which occurs when the body stores enough excess fat to pose a health risk to the individual. Parents want the best for the children. They care about immunizations; take kids to the dentist and eye doctor regularly. They don’t plan for childhood obesity to be a problem, but it happens. This article is about Physical Effects On Childhood Obesity.

High Blood Pressure:

Obesity does not discriminate on age when obesity is involved. Some children have to take medication to hfbhbtcontrol┬átheir blood pressure, and it’s a growing trend. High blood pressure can cause kidney problems, heart disease, and strokes. If not found early, those problems will happen at a much younger age than most of us think.


High Cholesterol:

After blood pressure, this is a given. In fact, under the right conditions children should start having their cholesterol checked as early as two. Children as young as ten are finding themselves taking medications for this problem.



Most of us recognize this as a physical problem associated with being overweight. While it doesn’t cause type one diabetes, it can certainly cause type two. Diabetes can cause eye, heart and kidney problems. We need to take a good look at our lifestyle. What we eat and what we physically do should be examined. If it’s not a healthy diet, we may need to consult a nutritionist. They can help set up a healthier version of what your family likes.

hgnhttAlso, being obese can reduce a person’s lifestyle through limited mobility, sleep apnea, lower back pain, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, social stigmatization, and other discomforting conditions. How active is your family? What we adults do (or don’t do) will reflect on the children. If we don’t have some form of exercise, they won’t want to. Talk to your doctor and the pediatrician to find exercises that will work for you.

Everyone recognizes the negative consequences of obesity in the general population. Interestingly enough, health outcomes can be improved without drastic changes in weight. Research shows that overweight children in physically fit condition are less likely to die than normal-weight individuals who are not physically fit. The takeaway is that although excessive body fat is unhealthy, dropping the weight immediately is not necessarily the best outcome. Becoming more physically fit through exercise has a greater positive impact on health than just surgically removing the fat. By engaging children in stimulating workouts and eating a smart diet, can significantly improve child health while losing weight.