kids are becoming obese these days, the reasons may be...

7 replies, Page 1

aishakhan 2010-06-11 11:03:01


may be they are watching tv more than required... or what do u thnk

hiradhu 2010-06-11 11:16:29


 Rich food and no physical activity. They go to school, come back, do the home work, watch some programs and go to bed to get up early for school. Thats it.

I dont remember that I did this much home work or even studied till my 9th grade...all play and no work.. 


aanchal 2010-06-11 12:03:07


agreed with radha..i will just add 2 more possible reasons here..1) psychological/emotional eating in kids 2) overanxious mothers over-feeding the kids

the reason for obesity lies more inthese 2 poor eating habits than lack of adequate activities..also, in many cases parents are directly or indirectly responsible for the lack of physical activity in kids. parents who themselves go to office and return home only to slump in sofa to watch TV till bedtime, do not potray a good role model to their kids. kids staying in day-care or after-school places do not get that 1hour of evening play with neighborhood friends everyday.


hiradhu 2010-06-11 14:17:54


 Yeah true. We overfeed the kids. I guess even a new born knows when to stop eating. So we have to respect that and stop pushing in.

But Aanchal, IMO kids who are in day care or after school places get their quota of physical activity. But kids who are in smaller apts or with grandparents who can not run behind the small kids were made to play/stay inside. 


aishakhan 2010-06-11 15:32:04


can u specify what kind of rich [ high caloric foods] do kids eats ,plzzz...


aanchal 2010-06-11 16:24:43


u r right radha..but the role of grandparents has decreased in the last couple of decades and not increased. its the decrease in parental involvement in case of working parents that has led to the problem that u has changed and has affected us in many ways..obesity in kids is just one apsect of it. ( just now, my son is watching TV coz i am online and not available to him for play..though he watches for less than an hour a day, but even that could have been avoided if i were not working from home.)


Madhuu 2010-06-11 16:36:12


Make a habit to take kids to play ground and park every evening. This is what we do for our daughter. Also she rides cycle inside the house as the living is big for to ride.


taany 2010-06-15 22:18:23


children who lack parental attention or them being home and  not wanting to do what the child wants find happiness in food ......also incorrigible mothers who want the child to eat everything on his plate even if one-fourth of it fills his stomach for whatever reasons, are to be blamed.. ...also thyroid  happens with very young kids and parents never know till too late,so never disregard medical reasons......obesity usually starts as a psycological or physical(laziness or restricted physical activity) problem which turns in a medical issue as obesity goes to raise cholestrol level in children ....not at all a good condition........and obese kids start having dull brains too........



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