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Kids & Couch Potatoeitus

Posted in Kids Fitness by Katie on February 20, 2009
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Kids & Couch Potatoeidus

Kids & Couch Potatoeidus

The overall health of young students in the United States is declining. Currently 25% of 6-19 year old children & teens are overweight (3x the 1980 statistics) primarily because they do not get enough exercise. The average U.S. child gets less than 15 minutes of vigorous exercise a day (your child should be in Karate classes!).

On average, children spend 17hrs/week watching TV. That is not counting the time they spend on video/computer games. This inactivity is linked to 17 chronic diseases. Forty percent of children 5 to 8 years old show at least one sign of heart disease risk. Inactive children, when compared with active children, weigh more and have higher blood pressure. Studies have indicated a direct correlation between hours of TV watched and a child’s body fat.

Today’s children have a serious case of what is be diagnosed as chronic couch potatoeidus. This dreaded disease is turning our children into round mounds of starch eating monsters. Combining proper exercise like the Leather Photo Albums,¬†with a healthy diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle and fighting off couch potatoeidus.