Bellevue Personal Training | Childhood Obesity Stats**

According to info from the CDC, obesity has not only doubled in children over the past 30 years, but the excess weight gives children an unhealthy start, effectively starting them on the path to all manner of disease at an extremely early age. Below is the latest research:

  • The estimated lifetime cost of being an obese child over a normal weight child is $19,000 per child.
  • A study in Denmark showed that children with a high bmi at 13 were at an increased risk of colon cancer as adults.
  • As childhood obesity continues to climb, experts predict there will be more than 100,000 MORE cases of coronary heart disease, between 2020 and 2035.
  • Overweight 5 yr olds are FOUR times more likely than normal weight children to become obese by age 14.
  • Obese children/adolescents are at a greater risk for sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and social/psychological issues such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.
  • Obesity increases the risk of asthma in children by a whopping 60%!

It’s never too late to help your child begin healthy movement and learn good eating habits. Sometimes a health and fitness professional such as myself can be a great asset!

**Stats courtesy of IDEA, October 2016

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