Three Simple Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted by Madison Dusek on Sep 14, 2016 2:18:42 PM


September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Although this observational month may not be as highly publicized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October or the ever-popular Movember for prostate cancer awareness, it supports a very serious and widespread problem in America.

According to the American Heart Association, one in three children between the ages of two and nineteen suffer from obesity. These children are at risk for immediate and long-term health problems as obesity leads to shortened lifespans and a diminished quality of life.