Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or wellbeing. Childhood obesity has become an increasing problem in North America and around the world.
Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. Childhood obesity can lead to serious health issues such as: cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, eating disorders, early puberty and asthma. In addition, obesity in children increases the chance of higher mortality rate in adulthood.
In addition to health problems, childhood obesity usually leads to emotional or psychological issues. Obese children are usually the object of teasing and ridicule by their peers and family members. This may lead to low self esteem, depression and in some cases suicide.
In order to combat childhood obesity, parents or guardians should take necessary actions. These actions should include, ensuring that your child or children are following a balanced diet of healthy and nutritious foods. Secondly, your children should be involved in some form of physical activity at least once per day. Physical inactivity is one of the leading contributors to childhood obesity.
As we think about our children’s health, we should also think about their protection. Ensuring that our children are protected with life insurance and Critical Illness insurance is one way in which we can protect them from an early age.
Please contact me to show you how we can help you continue to watch over your child by enrolling in a Critical Illness coverage, the Kiddy Plan, entirely FREE OF CHARGE for a 12 month period. The Kiddy Plan provides you with a $2,000 benefit should your child aged between 2 and 5 be diagnosed with a covered critical illness.
About the Author
Neil Lecky is a Life Insurance Advisor, Group Employee Benefit Specialist and an Investment Funds Advisor with Alliance Financial Group. He is also a Branch Manager and Investment Funds Advisor with Investia Financial Services Inc., a mutual fund dealer.