Physical And Psychological Effects Of Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is growing very rapidly all over the place. Childhood obesity can go further to adulthood. Obesity cause different kinds of health problems such as, cardiovascular, metabolic, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. It has also psychological effects obese children lose their self-esteem, negative body image and depression and poor academic performance. There are many factors which make it grow more quickly. Unhealthy eating style, lack of physical activity is the main factors for obesity. Frequent consumption of high calorie foods like fast foods, fatty and sugary foods contribute to gain weight. Playing games and watching TV for long hours also prevent children from having regular physical activities.
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The first one was increasing physical activity during school day. Four kinds of activities were set Activate, Positive Play, Take, or Wake Up Shake Up where prepared for the teachers to choose two out of it and to work on their students in order to meet target of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day was set. The other program was Signposting. This program is set to encourage children to perform physical activity out of school hour. Children sent home with the document which helps them and their family to be active. The third program called Villa Vitality. The aim of this component is to promote healthy lifestyle messages through an iconic sports institution and its staff.
In order to create healthy family environment three workshops was designed. The purposes of the workshop were increasing healthy eating knowledge and improve food preparation skills of parents and children. On each workshop10 minute lesson was given to children and parents. One of the lesson part was practical food preparation session, children where there to prepare food with their parent. The main goals of the work shop were to increase the habit of eating fruit, vegetable and fiber intakes, and to eliminate fat and sugar eating

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