Obesity is medical condition where excess body fat accumulates to an extent that it becomes harmful to the body. Medical practitioners consider obesity a chronic and life-long disease like diabetes and high blood pressure. The disease has long-term effects for health. In fact, it is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States of America. Obesity affects both adults and children but it is more chronic to young children.
Even as people in America incline themselves in adopting better living standards, health problems are increasing at an alarming rate. One of the most serious problems nowadays is obesity. To put it simply, obesity is a term used to describe the body weight of a person that is much greater than what is healthy. Unfortunately, the majority of those who are victimized by obesity are children. “Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
Childhood obesity is a difficult problem with our growing children today. Childhood obesity not only affect the child, but it also the people around them. Childhood obesity cause serious health issues, from heart disease to diabetes. According to Farhat (2010), twenty years ago there was just a hand full of children that were overweight, mostly because of a hormonal or genetic disorder. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (2013), the number of children aged 6 through11 that were obese, increased from 7 percent in 1980, to nearly 30 percent in 2011.
Parents are those who choose what their kids eat, how active they are, and how much health matters. A child learns early in life bad health habits, because what their parents do. To change theses bad things they learn/do, first the parents need to change their lifestyle to a healthier lifestyle. Whether that means they need to eat healthier, be more active, or change their mind set of health. The best way to live a healthy life is to achieve daily physical exercise, like walking, hiking, running, or maybe playing a sport.
A rising issue across America is child obesity. With physical education many youths can accomplish minimal activity requirements ,designated by the federal government, to counteract obesity. As a result, students’ health will not be jeopardized by obesity, heart problems and diabetes. Because of this, high schools should require their students to take physical education. Physical education benefits students in many ways including physical health, mental health, and social skills.
It seems today that time spent on computers and televisions has overtaken physical activity. If children are taught physical games and how to play sports at a younger age it will hopefully carry over to an out of school setting. Out of school physical activity increases exercise time which will in turn lead to a healthier child. 2 Physical education for children is also very important in the development of a healthy body. In a report by the Surgeon General in 2001, it says that “Schools are identified as a key setting for public health strategies to prevent and decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity.
In this article, “Importance of Physical Education in High School”, explains that physical education needs to be in school because it helps kids develop out of their comfort zone, improves their digestive processes, helps to relieve students stress, and doctors consider young patients to at least be active and healthy everyday. This is one of the reasons as to why physical education should be a mandatory class not only for high school students, but also for elementary and middle school students. Also, many kids who are really afraid, could get out of their comfort zone because they would do activities that involves having a partner or developing a team. Therefore, many kids would meet new people, which will direct them to be more satisfied throughout. Overall, physically being active is important not only for health, but also for socialism.
During CNN’s show GPS of Sunday 2, 2014, the host Zacharia... ... middle of paper ... ... No. I am healthy as always. Obesity is an extremely serious condition that if the concerned subject is not properly informed and educated, he or she is at higher risk of developing a disease. In addition, I believe that the obesity assessment should also be classified based on the levels of severity in function disabling. In light of this, obesity is a multifactorial serious condition which can results from environment, family history and genetic, behavior or habits and more.
Moreover, each finding has found that physical activity in the school curriculum had influence in the improvement of the child’s well-being and health. Whether it has been from cardiovascular issues, or mental issue improvements, this evidence helps on reasons why physical education now being, incorporated in school curriculum is beneficial to the kids to come. The need for concern is there when a school or parent chooses to ignore the ideals for providing physical education for the kids’
In schools today students McKenzie Page 3 have primary subjects to focus on physical education class should be just as important. There should be mandated physical education class in schools because it decreases a teenager’s chance of developing health problems and the class improves the social skills of a teenager. For all Americans, physical educational practices can be a key part in their overall health. Ba... ... middle of paper ... ...s-Ehlers, Caroline. "Physical Education Teaching."