The obesity rate of children in the United States is astronomical. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. (http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/
According to the American Heart association:
“Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.
Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects: Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression.
Excess weight at young ages has been linked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood. Perhaps one of the most sobering statements regarding the severity of the childhood obesity epidemic came from former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, who characterized the threat as follows:
“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” (http://www.heart.org/
Rapid Results Personal Training is dedicated to battling childrens’ obesity, even if it has to be one child at a time. We are convinced that education on proper exercise and nutrition with our school age children can only be successful if the children are engaged in a way that makes them excited to dedicate themselves to a fitness program. Our goal is to encourage children to want to take hold of their health because the results are amazing. They improve their health, feel better, can do more, and the reward is the way they look and feel about themselves!
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*Child chosen for funded program must be available at 4 pm on training days and Sat morning between 10 am and 12 pm