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News: Obesity & Health

 

Obesity is a word that is used more and more in the western world. We are all concerned by the increasing weight of the new generation. The answer to the problem is not complicated but takes discipline and commitment to rectify.

 

People get fatter when they start eating more or start moving less. Very small changes in energy intake and expenditure result in very large extra storages of body fat.

 

When you consume more calories than that you burn by daily activities, you add weight on a daily basis. Multiply this by 365 days per year and you are confronted by an increase in weight.

 Benefits of Movement

 

By the time a child is 6 years old, she/he would have spend one complete year of his life in front of the TV. A child's weight is controlled by calories consumed and calories burned. Sport is a large part of this stimulation, as exercise will create a healthier generation.

 

How many (indicative) calories do you use in sport activities:

 

Sitting behind the computer   89 calories/hr 
Play football 472 calories/hr
Play Baseball 350 calories/hr
Play Basketball 472 calories/hr
Play Tennis 472 calories/hr
Play Golf 266 calories/hr
Play Rugby  584 calories/hr