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Have you read about or noticed the childhood obesity problem in this country?

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      Marya1961 wrote May 29, 2012
    • Wow! I was surprised at what I am reading lately about extremely overweight kids.  It really is the parents who allow their kids to become couch potatoes.  Buy them a bike, roller skates or actually teach them how to be active.  In our generation as kids, we were running from sun up to sun down...remember Ladies?estatic




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      Mzd3 wrote May 29, 2012
    • Yes I remember!  We played outside all the time, TV had nothing worth watching back then and we didn’t have life like video games to entertain us, or texting and cell phones to keep in touch.




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      Marya1961 wrote May 29, 2012
    • Absolutely, and our parents were not happy if we hung around inside for too long...my mom would get on her bike and ride with us when we were very little..miss those days!  Our son was always outside playing even back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 29, 2012
    • This one is very near and dear to my heart. In fact, when I’m finished with nursing school obesity is the area of medicine I want to go into. In Hawaii, type 2 (which used to be called adult onset) diabetes is rampant in young people. There are soooo many overweight kids in my state. I’m reading a book on obesity right now. It’s frightening the health problems our country will be faced with in this generation as they get older. And right in time for socialized medicine to kick in. frownIt could in all honesty bankrupt us if we don’t make a serious shift in the way people eat.




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      Vikki Hall wrote May 29, 2012
    • It is scary seeing all the kiddies that are overweight and sedentary! It certainly was not like that when my kids were younger. And couch potatoe was unheard of when we were younger tongue out




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      Tuliplady wrote May 29, 2012
    • I feel so sorry for these kids.  Their parents plop them in front of the tv when they are toddlers and feed them junk.




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      Linda L wrote May 29, 2012
    • Fast food restaurants need to take responsibility for the outrageous caloric food they offer.  Kids eat them because those fast food places are easily accessible and cheaper than healthy food. We need to educate our adults and children about healthier eating and more exercise.




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      Marya1961 wrote May 30, 2012
    • On our block we have a few small children who thankfully still play some of the old games that we did as kids.  The little girl across the street is home schooled, but her mama always makes sure she is getting her exercise and they have a wonderful garden so she is also learning healthy eating habits.

      Cynthia, you will make such a difference in these young people’s lives!  Socialized medicine is a very scary thought.

      Our son, thank God, took the right path in the fitness training and he will help others to maintain proper health.  Every single change that we can make will benefit the next generation.heart




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