Childhood obesity treatment is available to those who will take the initiative to search for it, but not used anywhere close to the estimated that it needs to be! As statistics regarding the epidemic become more frightening each year, more information on how to confront the situation has been presented, but rarely used.
Many statistics regarding the crisis in The United States of America have been well documented, although disregarded by too many, for several years. The Heart And Stroke Foundation has recently released some tragic information concerning overweight and obesity issues in Canada, and how it could have been avoided if childhood obesity treatment and overweight issues were confronted at an earlier age.
The following are some recent statistics from The Heart And Stroke Foundation of Ontario:
1. 44% of the people in Toronto are overweight or obese.
2. Obesity rates in Canada have doubled, or tripled in the 40-69, and 20-39 age groups, over the past 30 years.
3. Canadians in the 20-39 age group are a new at-risk group, because 2.5 million are obese or overweight, 2 million are smokers, and 3 million are doing little, if anything about it.
4. 4 out of 10 Canadians with weight issues are spending money to become slimmer, but nine out of ten who actually do lose weight put it back on, and several add more.
Unfortunately, many explanations for the existence of the crisis, such as laziness, lack of motivation, improper diet, lack of exercise, and not recognizing that it is a health risk, are some of the same explanations that account for why more treatment is not taking place! The following are some suggestions that will lead overweight and obese children and adults to a healthier life:
1. Consult a doctor regarding a nutritional diet that will assist in losing weight. Be faithful to the program and document the weight loss over periods of weeks and months, to update the progress that has been made.
2. Consult a fitness expert regarding a practical exercise program. Incorporate it into daily routines and remain loyal to it. Be careful and cautious during the initial stages, then gradually expand the program to include more exercises.
3. Spend less time at the computer and watching television. Participate in activities that are physical, while staying away from unhealthy foods and beverages.
Childhood obesity treatment needs to begin now, by assisting unhealthy children to become healthy adults, and to prevent them from participating in dangerous statistics!