Good afternoon chair person and members of the opposition. Today my colleagues and I are proposing that too many young people live an unhealthy lifestyle.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 21% over the same period. In 2012, more than one third of children were overweight or obese.
For the first time in the history of humanity, this generation’s life expectancy is less than that of their parents because of childhood obesity. Twenty first century children are almost three times the weight of children in nineteen fifty, the reason for this is because instead of children going outside and playing chasing they are sitting inside watching tv and eating unhealthy foods.
Technology encourages children to sit in one place at a time instead of the exercise they need on a daily basis. Technology also allows machines to do a lot of the physical work that people used to do in the pioneer days when people tended to be thinner.
I think we should have more health activity based classes to avoid child obesity. In some schools children don’t have to take part in P.E, the children who don’t take part in P.E are more likely to not play sports outside of school which is making them extremely unhealthy and causing some to have serious heart problems.
In some respects obesity is a bigger health problem then smoking.
Obesity is becoming a very major health problem, especially in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is becoming common and puts a huge medical burden on us as a society. It's difficult to say that it's a worse problem than smoking, because both are dangerous, and smoking can lead to lung cancer, which has a high mortality rate. But, that being said, the way our country is headed, more and more...