I will pay for the following essay Contributing Factors of Childhood Obesity. The essay is to be 8 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page.
I would like to conduct some interviews and surveys with the obese children in order to collect primary data. Direct interviews will help me to collect and analyze the qualitative data. Secondary data would be collected from the published research studies conducted earlier in this field. In order to collect secondary data,
internet, newspaper articles, magazines, books etc will be used extensively.
Initial observations and analysis proved that lack of physical activities, increased time spending in front of the computers and television, changing life styles and food habits, genetic reasons, sedentary behaviors etc as the major reasons for childhood obesity. The life expectancies of the obese children are expected to be less compared to the normal children. Childhood obesity can create serious problems for a country in building a healthy future generation. Healthy children are always an asset to the nation building process of country and they shape the future of a nation. Excessive body weight can cause various diseases such as cardio vascular diseases, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. The study about childhood obesity is very much important under the above circumstances.
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight (Obesity, 2010)
BMI?30 is generally considered as the symbol of obesity. Earlier obesity was common among the adults or the aged people alone. The percentage of obesity among children was very small. However, children seem to be outclassed the adults or aged people now as far as
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