Monday, June 2, 2008

Fitness Alert: Childhood Obesity is on the Rise

Do you know when to be concerned about your child's weight? Of course, all children gain weight as they grow older. But extra pounds — more than what's needed to support their growth and development — can lead to childhood obesity.

Childhood obesity is serious. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

We spoke to Denise Austin about kids and familys making healthy choices. If you missed any of the show or the great tips, you can log onto the Mayo Clinic's Site by CLICKING HERE, and Denise Austin's site and her "Fit Forever" program CLICK HERE.

Get started today making healthy choices for your kids and yourself!

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