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Childhood Obesity Awareness month infographic

runtastic HEY KIDS... LIFE IS SHORT! LIVE LONG! Did you know September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? That's right – kids suffering from too little activity and too much extra weight has become a major problem in nations around the globe and we've got to come together to do something about it! Please read on to uncover some sobering statistics about inactive, overweight kids and discover how young Runtastic users are fighting back. Healthy habits start young, so let's join forces to make childhood obesity a thing of the past! #Runtastic #LiveLong 70% Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults." 90 SEC SLOWER Childhood obesity is now the No.1 health NOW THEN concern among parents in the United States, Children today run a mile 90 seconds topping drug abuse and smoking. slower than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Cardiovascular endurance has dropped 5% in each recent decade.? Today's generation of children are predicted to be the first which will die at a younger age than their parents due to obesity-related health issues.4 Alarming stats! The following nations currently struggle most with childhood obesity: 50% BOYS GIRLS 44% 40% 38% 36% 34% 34% 34% 32% 30% 30% 30% 23% 20% 10% 0% 米 GREECE ITALY NEW ZEALAND SLOVENIA USA Children who eat healthy foods and complete daily physical activity have:? Fewer school absences Higher academic achievement Higher self-esteem Only one in three children is physically active Fewer behavioral problems every day. FAT % Young Runtastics are fit Runtastics! 30 25.5% 25 19% 20 15 Runtastics under 20 years old have 10 an average body fat percentage of 19%, in comparison to a AGE community-wide average of 25.5%. 10 15 20 25 30 The top five Runtastic apps for users under 20 years old: 11 ul I Young users are most active on Sunday and prefer 4 p.m. for their fitness activities – regardless Runtastic Six Pack of the day of the week! Sleep Better Push-Ups Road Bike UNDERWEIGHT OPTIMAL OVERWEIGHT OBESE <18.5 18.5-24.9 25.0-29.9 >30.0 As far as BMI goes, our Runtastics under 20 years old are right on the edge... With an average BMI of 25, ours users straddle the border between "Optimal" and "Overweight." Our most active youngsters by nation? Glad you asked! Canada Poland United States Japan Mexico Sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. and Diabetes Toolkit.pdf 5. 6. 7. Designed by Santosh Kushwaha. S Suntastic

Childhood Obesity Awareness month infographic

shared by daSantosh on Oct 01
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness and Runtastic decided to use this month’s infographic to startle you into action – it simply cannot be that we all sit around (yes, literally SIT around) a...




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