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Infant RiderThe Infant Rider combines leg and arm movements. The rider pushes with their feet whilst pulling back with their arms. The unit has cushioned seat and padded handlebars. Helps with co-ordination and improving upper body fitness.
Europe 2006 : It was suggested that children as young as 12, should be offered anti-obesity drugs and $12,000.00 stomach stapling surgery as part of a package to help tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.
It is true, that prevention is better than cure, but we have to tackle both side of the dilemma. We not only need to show our children how to lead healthy active lifestyles in a bid to prevent childhood obesity, but we also need to address any current weight concerns our children may have, by showing them how they can achieve a healthy weight through exercise and diet.
Studies have shown that our children are spending less time outdoors, riding bikes or playing, in favor of sitting in front of the television playing video games, and we need to show them that exercise can be fun, and it doesn’t have to be considered a chore.
Overweight children often feel too conscious or intimidated to participate in team sports or other types of exercise, they often suffer from low self esteem, lack confidence, have a negative body image, feel socially isolated, and can even be subjected to bullying and teasing.
There are also health consequences associated with childhood obesity, which can include,
Programs focusing on physical exercise and diet, not only
helped improve our children’s weight and health concerns,
but saw improvements in their balance, coordination,
strength, endurance and motor skills.