What is Obesity and how can it be controlled?

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Obesity is fast emerging as a health problem the world over. The US seems to be among the countries that have been worst hit by fat-attack. It is quite evident from the fact that the President of the United States could not ignore the situation and brought the presidential fitness challenge into effect. This is an effort to encourage and fire enthusiasm in children and adults alike to exercise and stay fit.

Presidential fitness challenge gives ample room to the children to be active in any way they feel like. They can choose any such physical activity that they like and stay active with it. The goal of the measure is to have children exercise for at least an hour every day for five days in a week. They are, therefore encouraged to pick any physical activity of their choice from low-intensity workouts like walking to high intensity activities like playing basketball or football.

Adults too can participate in the program and the goals for them are similar. But there are a few modifications in the requirements considering the busy schedule of an average American. For an American adult thirty minutes of exercising is enough for a day, provided the frequency of the workouts is maintained regularly

The US seems quite serious about its rising average body weight as more and more people are being diagnosed obese everyday. It is important for children to learn the benefits of exercising so as to be active and fit all through their lives. It is also observed that the children who play passive games lose their ability to enjoy rigorous games and eventually start feeling tired and bored doing their daily chores. This is disheartening because any fellow who goes to the gym can tell you as to how elated they feel after working out.

A person doesn’t only feel the spark of energy in his body but also in his mind and spirit. This feeling of wellness plays a vital role in generating enthusiasm and boosting one’s self image, which, in turn, bolsters one’s self confidence and makes one feel and perform better. Therefore, a regular workout keeps one healthy, fit and confident. 

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