Children Obesity Program designed to protect children obesity. It reduces or stops the problem of childhood obesity in the United States which has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.
Carrying extra weight is not only something that can lower your confidence levels; it can also be a huge health risk, especially as you get older. Being overweight (even slightly), carries a BIG increase in your risk of lots of illnesses and conditions like:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Lack of Energy
- Shortness of Breath and Minimal Mucus
- Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year.
The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.
The causes of obesity are complex and include genetic, biological, behavioral and cultural factors. Obesity occurs when a person eats more calories than the body burns up. If one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that their children will also be obese.
However, when both parents are obese, their children have an 80 percent chance of being obese. Although certain medical disorders can cause obesity, less than 1 percent of all obesity is caused by physical problems. Obesity in childhood and adolescence can be related to:
- poor eating habits
- overeating or binging
- lack of exercise (i.e., couch potato kids)
- family history of obesity
- medical illnesses (endocrine, neurological problems)
- medications (steroids, some psychiatric medications)
- stressful life events or changes (separations, divorce, moves, abuse, deaths)
- family and peer problems
- low self-esteem
- depression or other emotional problems
Reitenbach Tae Kwon Do martial arts have been proven to reduce or eliminate the challenges of obesity. Because of the nature of obesity a personal evaluation is required.
Call the Reitenbach Institute at 650-992-3939 to learn more about this program.