Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate and has become a global health issue. It is considered as a threat to the economy and also affects various other aspects of life. What is more rampant these days is obesity in children. It is a major cause for concern, especially in developed countries like America. This infographic illustrates how obesity is affecting children.
There are several causes of obesity, but one major cause is attributed to unhealthy eating habits combined with sedentary lifestyle. This is the same case with children, who turn fast food junkies and hardly enjoy any physical activities. Sports have taken a backseat, as kids nowadays spend more and more time watching TV, playing video games or surfing the internet.
Fast foods are laden with extra sugar, salt, fat, oil and other such unhealthy substances. Children consume this junk food, as they find it tasty and appealing. Snacking and drinking sweetened beverages has increased to a great extent and kids don’t spend any time in the playground now.
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