A GENERATION of children will die before their parents if Wales’ childhood obesity crisis is not tackled immediately, experts have warned.
A big rise in the number of children classed as obese – leading to a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer – has led to serious that many could be outlived by their parents.
Tam Fry, the chairman of the Child Growth Foundation and spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, said children must be monitored and weighed by healthcare workers from an early age if Wales’ is to avoid the obesity timebomb.
Childhood obesity is rising at startling levels
Diabetes, heart disease and cancer – has led to serious that many could be outlived by their parents.
Health chiefs warn generation of obese children risk dying before their parents
A variety of playground equipment offers children the ability to burn calories and build strong bones and muscles. Monkey bars, for example, hone eye-hand coordination, boost flexibility and strengthen upper and lower body muscles. Swings, slides and bouncy bridges all improve a child’s motor, coordination and balance skills. Even games played on a playground, such as tag or hide-and-seek, encourage children to interact with each other, which helps build self-esteem, communication and social skills.
Health Chiefs warn that a generation of childen will
die before their parants if childhood obesity is not
tackled immediatley.There has been a big rise in
children being classed as obese which in turn leads
to higher risks of diobetes, heart disease and cancer
, as a result many could be outlived by their parents