The United States is facing a health condition just as alarming as COVID. However, the media is not paying any attention to it at the moment.
Nearly 40 percent of all adults in the U.S. are classified as clinically obese. This does not take into account the adults that are merely 10 to 20 pounds overweight either.
Why is this such a concern? Many people will say it is a person’s choice to eat as much or as little as they want. Still, keep in mind that the number one killer worldwide is heart disease, mainly from being overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle. Obese people are more prevalent to health issues and visit the doctor much more often as well. Have you glanced at your latest health insurance premiums? Even if you are not overweight, we all still pay the high premiums to compensate for those who are. If obesity is not a global pandemic, whether it is classified as a disease or a health condition, I do not know what is.
Education Is the Key
I believe there would be much fewer people being overweight if they were educated in nutrition and fitness. If more people knew what to eat and what not to eat, then perhaps they would take control of their health a bit more.
Being Passed Down from Generation to Generation
In any case, adults are passing their poor eating habits on to the children now. Childhood obesity has now more than tripled since the 1970s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is at; 13.9 percent for 2-5 year-olds, 18.4 percent for 6-11 year-olds, and 20.6 percent for 12-19 year-olds. And with the way things are proceeding, those numbers are only going to get worse.
Another Issue for the Schools to Address
Since the obesity issue is a concern in students, it is up to the schools to address the problem. And it will take more than a video and a couple of PE classes every week to do so.
There should be a class dealing with health and fitness topics in the classroom, just like math, reading, and spelling. The issue is that serious and needs to be looked at as so. Every single day, the students at all grade levels should have to take a continuing course, perhaps titled Health and Fitness, so they don’t succumb to obesity, lower quality of life, and even heart disease as they get older.
Will There Be Unhappy People?
There are always unhappy people when someone starts talking about change. But the bottom line is that you can’t make everyone happy. However, if a course like this improves a child’s life, what could be a rational argument against it?
Please Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late.
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