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How Childhood Obesity is Worse Than Smoking

Would you allow your child to smoke? Of course not!
Fast food and sedentary lifestyles causing childhood obesity are becoming the cigarettes of this generation.

How can we deal with such an inactive and unhealthy generation wasting time on TV and internet while ingesting prepackaged, processed, fast foods? Today's lifestyles have become just as dangerous, if not more, as giving your child a pack of cigarettes!

You wouldn't allow your child to smoke, so we shouldn't be letting our children eat too much junk food or spend too much time sitting and being inactive! This is a great time to look at how you can help your child reduce obesity and health risks and get your child healthy and more active!

The Effects of Obesity

Obesity and Inactivity can cause lifetime damage. Take a moment to think over how any of these compounding risks can massively impact an individual's well-being.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Depression
  • Asthma / Respiratory Disorders
  • Increased Risk of Suicide
  • Shortness of Breath

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Increased Risk of Substance Abuse
  • Increased Risk of Stroke
  • Increased Risk of Cancer
  • Decreased Life Expectancy

When you take a moment to realize the dangers that are linked with inactivity and poor eating habits, it's easy to realize how daily routines that seems so ordinary can be so dangerous! Start today by leading by example and create positive encouragement in your home to get your children & the rest of the family motivated to become more active and lead healthier lifestyles! Check out our Healthy Family Fun article for some great tips to help you get your family started today!

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