As The World's Population Is Becoming More Obese Should We Encourage Kids To Do

Kids in Sport - children in sports
November 8, 2006 5:48pm CST
It is a well known fact that the majority of the worlds population is becoming clinically obese, would making kids do more sports combat this?
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Not necessary more sports but more activities besides sitting down! Plus I think we need to lead by example. The kids are not going to do any better if we don't get up and moving ourselves!
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9 Nov 06
Too true, we can't very well expect our kids to do something we are not prepared to do ourselves. Thanks for the response.
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@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
8 Nov 06
Exercise - Exercise
I think parents should encourage their children to do any activity, physical or otherwise, that they express an interest in. Some kids to well in sports, regardless of their weight, while other don't take to it at all. Obesity should be fought with proper eating and regular exercise wherever that exercise may come from.
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9 Nov 06
I agree with you entirely, there is not point in trying to make kids do sports if they are not interested in them. Thanks for the reply.
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I think there are a couple of things that need to be encouraged here.. 1. Eat healthy and right.. 2. Lead by example. 3. Fun activities .. need not just be sports. 4. Patience :) Kids look up to their parents as role models. Expecting the kids to be concerned about their obesity or insisting that they take up sports is not going to work if the parents are themselves not in the best shape :) Hence leading by example.. So if the parents want the kids to be healthy, they need to get in shape and take the lead.. Eating healthy is very important. Breakfast in the morning is very important to feel energetic the entire day... especially if it is a natural breakfast (fruits, freshly squeezed fruit juice). Sports need not be the only activity that could help.. laughing out loud often is just as good :) Most importantly, all these things are not going to happen in a day.. so one has to be patient :) both with themselves and their kids :) Let me know if you'd like to hear more on this topic..
@manzician (4733)
• India
9 Nov 06
That is right... I agree with you...Thank you so much for your question... Its really nice to be here at mylot... Are you guys here for fun or just for money...
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9 Nov 06
huh!! What sort of answer is that?
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I think a lot of it has to do with how soon people allow their children to start playing video games, my son didn't start playing anything like that until he was 8 because I wanted him to develop a love for the outdoors so that when it's sunny, he would want to play outside. It worked. If it's raining or no one is outside he plays playstation, if it's nice and there are other kids out, he's outside all day. He'll be plenty active because I make sure he is. It's got nothing to do with sports and everything to do with parents demanding their children play outside, you're only a kid once.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
8 Dec 06
my believe in combating this is to get the kids off the TV, Video Games, and computers and outside playing and burning off all the calories that they in take. We all get a little puggy as we get older but we are not obese.
• Netherlands
13 Nov 06
They should not be allowed junk food, sweets, fast food or any greasy fatty foods. That would help. I hate watching people smash that garbage in their faces.