Many health problems can directly be linked to obesity and the effects of childhood obesity are too grim and serious to ignore. There are also emotional and psychological consequences that a child suffers by being overweight including bullying and aggression that can lead to issues with self esteem and confidence.
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UCA Chiropractors are seeing an alarming increase in the number of young people presenting with physical problems more commonly associated with old age, as a result of obesity. When you carry a lot of weight your posture changes, your ability to move through space changes, your biomechanical movement isn’t as good as it should be so all the joints have a lot more pressure on them. This extra pressure may lead to medial knee pain; hip and lower back pain, a rounding of the shoulders and migraines (see picutre below).
Some of the latest research regarding genetics and diet reinforces that old-age notion of you are what you eat. The rise in childhood obesity has coincided with the fall in home cooking with only half of British families sitting down to eat a meal together three times a week or fewer. It is not too late to change your child’s unhealthy habits and our goal is to encourage healthy behaviour for the entire family.
Fat Sick and Nearly dead…. full length movie…. a must watch.
Take a look at your child; are they getting bigger?
If this is not prevented this could happen:
Body scan of 250 lb woman and 120 lb woman.
Note: Look at the size of the intestines and stomach; how the knee joints rub together; the enlarged heart; and the fat pockets near the brain. Not good.
In association with National Childhood Obesity Week, 01st – 07th July, Chiropractors are highlighting the need for a more holistic health approach to save the current generation from a frightening future.
According to official statistics more than 60% of adults and 30% of children aged 2-14 are now overweight or obese. A Government report  recently estimated that obesity will cost the NHS £6.4 billion per year by 2015.
Tips to Improve your family’s lifestyle:
- If you have a family that currently sits down to a meal together 1-2 times per week, aim to increase that to more like 4 times per week
- Buy food that is seasonal and is as close to natural as possible (less processed)
- Always eat a healthy breakfast
- Replace fizzy drinks with water
- Slowly reduce television/gaming/computer time
- Encourage family play time. Activities that you engage in together that involve movement such as walking, cycling, visiting the beach or other local sights or even playing football, cricket or frisbee in the back garden
Hungry for Change on youtube. We suggest you buy this.
Gov’t Office for Science-‘Tackling Obesities: Future Choices – Modelling future trends in obesity and their impact on health’ – 2nd Edition
For further information or advice visit your local UCA chiropractor or the LiveWell website: www.live-well.uk.com
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We look at all aspects of your health and we have many blogs on diet and nutrition as well. Do check these out Acid/Alkaline in your foods and how it is linked to Osteoporosis, protein in vegetables so you don’t have to eat so much meat, and another is on the eating healthily Pyramid and we have so many more for you to check out.
FINALLY….. Remember……the purpose of chiropractic is to locate and correct areas of the spine that interfere with the normal nervous system control of your body. Because the intervertebral discs are so close to the spinal cord and nerve roots, disc involvement is common in chiropractic cases. Spinal adjustments help to restore correct motion and position of the misaligned spinal bones and if caught before permanent damage occurs, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape.
Chiropractic first. Risky drugs second. Surgery last.
We look at all aspects of your health and we have many blogs on diet and nutrition Do check these out Acid/Alkaline in your foods and how it is linked to Osteoporosis, protein in vegetables so you don’t have to eat so much meat, and another is on the eating healthily Pyramid and we have so many more for you to check out.
Also to have more education see this link on youtube Hungry for change