According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6 to 11 years old in the U.S. who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2012.
- Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
So here we present you the 50 reasons why you should encourage your children to play SPORT..