Childhood obesity: A chubby kid is not equal to healthy

Thursday, September 19, 2013

     A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shockingly reveals that over 3 million children in the Philippines are overweight or obese. Over the years, the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases among children in the country has risen sharply. The numbers have doubled over the past couple of decades and tripled over the last 30 years. If the trend is allowed to continue through our parental neglect, inaction, or indifference, it is possible that the numbers will quadruple in another ten years.
Childhood obesity: A chubby kid is not equal to healthy
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     Based on the report, Filipino kids today have different eating habits and preferences. They tend to eat too much fast food and junk food, which may sometimes be full of sugar or fats. It is also evident that Filipino children have become less active when it comes to exercise and other types of games or outdoor play due to the advent of iPad and other technological device. The combination of leading a sedentary lifestyle and excessive consumption of junk food is the number one cause of obesity worldwide.
Childhood obesity: A chubby kid is not equal to healthy
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     The extra pounds negative impact the figure, but more importantly, obesity is an unhealthy baggage that takes its toll in terms of the development of otherwise preventable illnesses, like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, infertility, osteoarthritis, gall bladder disease, and many forms of cancer. A child with one obese parent is 3 times more likely to be obese as an adult, and one with two obese parents has ten times the risk. In general, the fault lies in us parents, whether we want to admit it or not.
Childhood obesity: A chubby kid is not equal to healthy
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     The good thing is that it is always never too late to start, no matter how old we are. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is always timely, anytime, at any stage in life. Our SureSlim wellness program is a premium, personalised and medically supervised program designed to help clients lose weight quickly, safely and permanently, while improving their health and vitality. It is thoroughly researched and scientifically formulated, based on the principles of nutrition, metabolic processes and hormone regulation.

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13 comments

  1. Yeah, it's nice to start the kids healthy at a young age and watch their weight already.

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  2. I've been seeing SureSlim a lot lately, mostly on Facebook and Pia Magalona's IG. Kung malapit lang ito sa min, nakapagpa-appointment na ko haha! :)

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  3. Just know a lot about chilhood obesity from this post and yes it's quite interesting as well.Very well analized the whole fact.

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  4. I haven't heard of SureSlim, and it's great that you shared this!

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  5. @Franc Ramon- absolutely!

    @Czjai Reyes- Ocampo- The Magalona's except Maxene are enrolled at Sureslim's program and based on their experiences, effective talaga. Hope you can have an appointment soon.

    @Debarpan- thank you!

    @Le-an Lai Lacaba- visit their site and you'll learn more♥.

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  6. I haven't heard of SureSlim too Ms. Kath.

    I'm so sad about the childhood obesity. :( They should eat more fruits, veggies and follow a balanced diet.

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  7. @Super Airam- To know more about SureSlim you can visit their facebook page. It's very alarming that children these days become obese because of improper nutrition.

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  8. I'm actually kind of surprised to learn that obesity in the Philippines have escalated considering that we still have rural and urban areas suffering from malnutrition. but of course these issues are not excuse for us to deviate from the obvious: these two concerns needs to be addressed due to improper nutrition. thanks for the post :) interesting read.

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  9. @Mariza- thanks for sharing your thoughts. IMO, Obesity is also a kind of malnutrition.

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  10. Being 3rd year nutrition and dietetics student, it really mad me realize how being healthy is really important. starting in a very young age, exercise your body to be fully aware what being healthy really is ♥

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    1. Thanks for sharing dear. I'm sure you know a lot of things when it comes to fitness and health.

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  11. thanks for this post,when i was younger,i was influenced that if my kids are fat they are healthy,now i know its not based on that,we should always watch our kids weight and height!

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    1. True that! Being healthy is not based on the fat level of kids but on what they eat. Fat kids doesn't mean healthy kids.

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