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Childhood Obesity: An Unhealthy Start

How does excess weight set children up for life?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and has quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years. It now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States. This early onset may put children on a life path littered with health troubles. The more educated fitness professionals are about the potential negative outcomes of childhood obesity, the better equipped they are to help.

October 2016 IFJ Fitnographic


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Joy Keller

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and IDEA Fit Business Success, and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Reiki Master.

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