The main cause of obesity is lack of physical activity and improper diet

Being overweight or obesity is a common disease in the 21st century. In the long run, it is the basis for the development of serious diseases (asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases). Almost 20% of children and adolescents in developed countries today are overweight. Excessive energy intake and insufficient consumption of energy intake are causes of overweight. Being overweight is influenced by genetic inheritance, stress levels and socio-economic status. In childhood, being overweight significantly affects the level of self-confidence and attitude towards one’s own body. This sometimes leads to more severe eating disorders. Interestingly, an obese child can sometimes be malnourished. This means that the daily energy intake is excessive while the intake of micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) is deficient. Obesity in children increases the risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood. The main problem is that adolescents today, for example, spend more than 4 hours a day in front of a screen. Even the slightest change can lead to great results. The younger population needs parents / counselors to point out healthy eating habits, physical activity and reduced intake of snacks, energy drinks and the like. Children and younger populations who help prepare meals eat more vegetables than children who do not participate in some activities in the kitchen, says Nestle’s research.

1. You should pay attention to the portion size for children and adults.

2. Desirable motivation, support and a positive environment are also needed.

3. The perseverance of an adult and the involvement of the whole family in the process of changing eating habits is the only and proper way for the younger population to have a good foundation for a good and healthy life / growing.

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