The number of children who take pills for type 2 diabetes-the kind that’s closely linked to obesity-more than doubled from 2002 to 2005. Doctors also saw big increases in prescriptions for high cholesterol, asthma and attention deficit and hyperactivity.
Parents, Communities, States, and the US Government need to have a plan to address this immediately. Otherwise, kids will be facing a lifetime of illness. One chronic disease can lead to another as well.
I am available in the local Los Angeles area to speak pro-bono to schools and organizations about kids fitness and health. If you live outside of the Los Angeles area, contact a local personal fitness trainer and ask him/her if they’d be available to speak for free or low cost to develop a program to encourage children and parents to eat better and be active. Many times a trainer will do this in exchange for promotion of their business and products. Several fitness centers and trainers now offer core classes for kids and one on one training as well.
Source: USA Today