posted on 20 Jul 2014 00:15 by eagerdesert6428
When observing the typical American youngster's eating customs, it is hard to believe the statement that our society is obsessed with being thin. Children and adolescents commonly chow down on French fries at fast-food restaurants, while watching TV or munch on potato chips, ice cream and cookies.
It really is no secret that American children have become obese. Since 1960, the incidence of childhood obesity has increased by 50% and around one in five American youngsters weigh more than he/she ought to.
The psychological effects of childhood obesity can be equally devastating, while the health risks from obesity are fairly well-known. Overweight children are often teased - by adults and their peers. Their peers are often regarded as less desirable to have as buddies. Jokes poking fun at overweight people are common in our society. While growing up, fat children are compelled to endure emotional barbs and social discrimination. As a consequence, overweight people frequently suffer with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy, and typically are looked at as the source of their own difficulty.
Many societal scenarios are possibly embarrassing for the child with excessive weight. Appearing in gymnasium classes or public swimming pools where they need to wear more revealing clothing becomes a hard time.
Studies often have lower grade point averages, and have revealed that overweight kids commonly perform more poorly in school than their normal weight peers. As they mature into young adults, they have more trouble gaining acceptance into future promotions and college and finding jobs. It is definitely no wonder that over time these childhood experiences lead to low self-esteem and poor self confidence. This can be the beginning of an unlucky cycle of more overeating, societal isolation, emotional withdrawal, depression, inactivity, and even further weight gain.