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Obesity is having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat. Obesity has not been a problem that just occurred, obesity has been here forever but not only in adults but in children and adolescents as well. A third of children more than 7,000 children who were overweight in kindergarten were obese by eighth grade. And almost every child who was very obese remained that way. Some obese or overweight kindergartners lost their excess weight, and some children of normal weight got fat over the years. But every year, the chances that a child would slide into or out of being overweight or obese diminished. By age 11, there were few additional changes: Those who were obese or overweight stayed that way, and those whose weight was normal did not become fat.
In 1999, 13% of children aged 6 to 11 years and 14% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years in the United States were overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled for adolescents in the past 2 decades. Not only have the rates of overweight increased, but the heaviest children in a recent NHANES survey were markedly heavier than those in previous surveys. I believe that we should decrease the amount of proportions, junk food, and sugars we give to our children. We could also have our children participate in at least an hour of physical activity, have healthy eating patterns, or a combination of the two, with genetics and lifestyle because both play dramatic roles in determining a child's weight. 43% of our kids like to watch TV more than exercise which plays a dramatic role on adolescents especially the girls. And we can stop it obesity with fitness.
Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. Fitness includes being safe, regular sleep to rest and restore your body, healthy ways of handling stress, good nutrition, and regular physical activity several times a...

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