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  1. 1. Firing Away at Teenage Obesity Facts and tips about combating obesity among today’s teens.
  2. 2. What is obesity? <ul><li>Obesity is having excess body fat and it can </li></ul>cause severe health risks to teens and adults alike. Being overweight isn’t quite the same as being obese, but both are bad. This picture shows an overweight teen.
  3. 3. How does obesity affect teens? Obesity effects teens physically and emotionally. Obese people tend to have lower self esteem because they care what others think about their appearance. They also are at a significantly higher risk for many diseases than a healthy person. http://www.wellsphere.com/singleSearch.s?searchString=effects-of-obesity-in-children&wellpage=true&entityType=PERSON_GROUP_PHOTO&searchLocation=&pageIndex=1
  4. 4. How to avoid becoming obese Diet and exercise can greatly decrease your chances of becoming obese. Seeing your doctor and asking him or her to help you come up with a plan to lose weight will help if you are already overweight. Poor nutrition and reduced physical activity are the two main reasons that many teens are becoming obese. Apples are a healthy snack to eat. http://www.wellsphere.com/singleSearch.s?searchString=effects-of-obesity-in-children&wellpage=true&entityType=PERSON_GROUP_PHOTO&searchLocation=&pageIndex=1
  5. 5. Exercise Ideas for teens http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=running+pictures&img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utrecsports.org%2F_images%2Frunning-pumpking-run.jpg&site=&host=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.utrecsports.org%2Factivities%2Factivities%2Fjogging-running.php&width=135&height=90&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fimages-partners-tbn.google.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3A_w0MLdQ5daZTvM%3Awww.utrecsports.org%2F_images%2Frunning-pumpking-run.jpg&b=image%3Fq%3Drunning%2520pictures%26oreq%3Dd78ed07f6ee84d98ac530ea8b339ca9f&imgHeight=400&imgWidth=600&imgTitle=Pumpkin+Run+Photo&imgSize=26933&hostName=www.utrecsports.org Running or jogging is an easy physical activity that is fun and convenient. Teens can easily find a few minutes to jog each day. This type of cardio workout is great for losing weight.
  6. 6. Exercise Ideas continued All exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous all the time. Doing yoga counts for something because it gets you into the routine of daily exercise and concentration on the body. Having fun and actually enjoying exercise can greatly help to combat obesity because the person actually wants to exercise.