Childhood obesity strategy delayed…AGAIN!

Posted on August 24th, 2016

With delays in the much needed childhood obesity strategy is it time we started taking matters in to our own hands?

It’s no surprise that childhood obesity levels are at an all-time high with the rise in fast food and lack of exercise being the main contributors. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regard ‘childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century.’

Obese children are at an increased risk of developing health problems and more likely to become obese adults. These health problems include: Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancers, which put a huge strain on our NHS and cost billions of pounds each year.

Research shows that once obesity has established it is notoriously difficult to treat, so prevention and early intervention is vital.

With Theresa May delaying the childhood obesity strategy until Autumn is it time us as a country started taking matters into our own hands?

Children are not playing out like they used to, they prefer time in front of a screen, some have parents who are conscious to let them play out because of various dangers or themselves are not fit enough to play outside with them.

The effects of this can be detrimental as children can suffer from emotional and psychological effects of being overweight. These can include teasing, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT FOR OUR CHILDREN!

Play fitness passion lies within helping children to become more active and have a healthy relationship towards exercise and eating well. That’s why we have developed a range of products that promote fitness and active play. It doesn’t matter your age our equipment is suitable from 3 – 100…so let’s not wait around for the government to decide how we get our kids fit and start making some positive changes…LETS GET ACTIVE!