Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ignoring Childhood Obesity Is A Parental Error In Judgment

by James Rouse

It is alarming how many obese children have parents who deny that they have a weight problem.

Many parents of obese children don't see them that way. They either ignore the issue or take it on a personal level. The reason for this is that many obese children have parents that are obese themselves. This would lead you to believe that there is a serious family nutritional imbalance not to mention a serious denial problem. This is bothersome because obese children run the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues and other problems which are generally adult health concerns.

Often parents will conclude that their children will grow out of it or it is just baby fat. This is not the case because childhood obesity is growing to be a national health risk inching ever so close to cancer. It is our parental duty to be concerned with our children's health and hoping that the weight issue will go away is not the answer. It is disheartening to see obese children and families when a solution is as simple as changing our own lifestyles with better nutrition and exercise. This is sometimes easier said than done. Obese children run a high risk of becoming obese adults. Having obese parents would suggest that there is a family obesity problem that is at least a generation old. Now is as good a time as ever to break tradition

As parents we always have to make sacrifices and this is one sacrifice that will benefit all. Not only can we help our children but at the same time help ourselves. Turning a cheek on childhood obesity is not going to solve any problems. Admitting that there is a problem and taking action will improve not only your families health but also your families lifestyle. You can do this with better nutrition, exercise, and commitment.

About the Author
James Rouse is a personal weight loss coach and author of the popular http://www.helpcurechildobesity.com - a website created out of his passion. Perhaps you have a passion or hobby you'd like to write about. Discover how to turn it into a profitable Web site like James has. Visit http://www.helpcurechildobesity.com/how-i-did-this-bx2 to learn more.

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