Current Issues in Lifespan Development

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Running Head: CURRENT ISSUES IN LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT Current Issues in Lifespan Development PSYC 500 17 December 2009 Current Issues in Lifespan Development Within the last two decades overweight children has been climbing in numbers. Many factors has cause the rising numbers of children obesity. Physical actives happen to be the main contribution among obese children. Today children do not want to involve in physical actives as in the past, but involved in technology actives. Physical actives such as riding bikes, playing outdoor sports and exercise are decreasing while watching television, playing video games and, surfing Internet has increase. Obesity children who weight are causing discomfort and joint pain afraid to complain because doctors are recommending impact exercise. Overweight can cause by bad eating habit. Children tense to eat food containing high calories, while doing homework, watching television and eating even if there are not hungry. Today most family turns to fast food instead of home cooking because fast food is inexpensive Some causes of child obesity are modifiable, whereas others are not. Children who parents are overweight are more likely to become obese due to genetics. Children, who eat nutritious good, do not watch much television and active still develop obesity (Bouchard. et al.1990). Infant who mother is overweight tense to put on weight and decrease action with the first six month of birth. Lohman mention not all obese infant grew to be obese children and not all children grew into obese adult (Lohman, 1987). Obesity cause many problems for adolescent such as pediatric hypertension and diabetes. Obesity children increase the risk of stress on weight bearing joints and coronary heart disease. Obesity children are high-risk for orthopedic issue, asthma, liver disease, sleep apnea and self-esteem, and may cause learning and memory problem. Obesity causes children to loss their confidence and relationship among peers. Individual...
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