3 Causes of Childhood Obesity

If you're worried that you're kids might be of an unhealthy weight, then its a big reason to evaluate their routines as well as lifestyles. Eating more than whats required does not necessarily mean that they will grow within normal proportions. The percentage of obese children has tripled since the 1970s, also it can lead to various diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, Asthma, Sleep disorders and Metabolic Syndrome. Here are three causes of childhood obesity: 

1. Diet - Regularly eating high-calorie foods, such as fast foods, baked goods and  vending machine snacks, can make your child gain weight.  Candy and desserts also can cause weight gain, and more and more evidence points to sugary drinks, including fruit juices, as culprits in obesity in some people.

2. Lack of exercise- Children that don't exercise much are  more likely to gain weight because they don't burn as many calories. Time spent in sedentary activities, such as television or  playing video games, also contributes to the problem.

3. Genetics - If your child comes from a family of overweight people, he or she might be more likely to put on weight. This is especially true in an environment  where high-calorie foods are always accessable and physical activity isn't encouraged.