Because of the way life has changed over the last few decades there has been a general increase in teen obesity as well as obesity in the general sense of the entire population. Many countries are now claiming that up to one third of their teenage population has a problem with teen obesity which in the long run will cost the country a lot of money in medical and hospital funding. Teen obesity is becoming a problem that some refer to as a epidemic however the difference is that this dilemma is a crisis that can be controlled with the right means and intervention. Because of the modern age of computers, computer games, fast foods and extended recreational times the teen obesity problem will not go away without a solution put into place to stem this manifestation.
Fast food and long periods of inactivity are mainly to blame for the rapid increase in teen obesity. It is not that the teenagers are not being completely inactive but they are not doing the physical activity that is required for them to burn the excessive amount of calorie intake that they have each day. Eventually this means that the excess weight will continue to increase and these teenagers will get even bigger as they reach adulthood. The causes of teen obesity really revolve around the lack of exercise and physical activity that is required by the average person to maintain a healthy life style. Being obese is potentially dangerous and bad for the heart so must be taken seriously by not only the people suffering from the infliction but also from the parents and guardians of the teenagers.
By substituting a packed lunch of fruit, sandwiches with brown bread and juice you will cut back the excess calories that the teenagers are devouring by purchasing their lunch from the local MacDonald’s, school tuck shops and other fast food restaurants. This substitution should be done for each meal and no meals should be skipped and made into a fast food meal if the subjects are serious about losing the weight that they have put on. There is no need for teenagers to be idol and overweight just because society has made life easier for them. There are school sport programs, gyms and other sport and recreational activities in and around every neighborhood which can be used by every teenage and adult. Many of these activities are free and many sports are also free to get started such as running, walking or swimming. By influencing you child’s lifestyle you are helping to reduce the chance of teen obesity and help your children stay healthier and develop good habits for the future.