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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The US government has declared obesity a national epidemic.

Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.
During the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled.
It is considered to be the number one cause of disease and death in the United States.
It is linked to developing depression and low self-esteem in children.
Obese children have a 70% chance of remaining obese even in their adulthood.
One third of all children born this decade will suffer from chronic obesity-related health problems like: Heart Disease, Type-2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Strokes, Sleep Apnea, Asthma and more...

The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly 100 Billion dollars!

Bottom Line:
If we don't get our kids moving with regular, fun and challenging exercise, we're in trouble!

Kids Need To Be Motivated, Educated and Inspired. Martial Arts Training Fits The Bill!
The primary cause for obesity is the imbalance between calorie intake and calories expended.
One in five school age kids eat up to 6 snacks adding up to 1,500 empty calories per day.
Portions and beverage sizes are up 2 to 5 times and meals average 31% more calories.
With proper education and motivation we can help inspire the youth to improve their habits.

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