Com156 R5 Appendix I Introductions and Conclusions

Com156 R5 Appendix I Introductions and Conclusions

Introductions and Conclusions

Types of Introductions


Almost everyone has a dream to be healthy and disease free, but there always seems to be something that holds us back. Things like age, previous conditions, and things we have been exposed to but what if we did not have these issues as stumbling blocks? In this day and age it would seem nearly inconceivable that on a planetary scale or even as a modern society in the digital age, that we have not yet recognized the effects of what we are doing to our children by not only allowing our children become obese but also doing nothing about it. The effects of childhood obesity are so far reaching that we are yet to know all of what potentially may happen to our progeny in the successive generations to come. Despite encouragements of healthy habits, emotional, physical, and psychological factors influence the rise of childhood obesity to nearly epidemic proportions in the United States. Overweight and obesity in children is epidemic in North America and internationally. “Approximately 22 million children under 5 years of age are overweight across the world.” (Deckelbaum & Williams, 2001, pp. 239S - 243S). It makes a person think, why do we not do something to help our children grow healthy and strong?


Different Types of Conclusions


Contrary to what may seem potentially like an obvious solution, primary prevention does not appear to be an option for most of the children who are currently already overweight and the age of two years old. Research is ongoing toward successful interventions for children who are currently in the risk pool meaning they overweight or at risk of becoming overweight and over the age of two. Additional research is ongoing for children who are at risk but not already past the age of two or who have not yet become overweight. It still begs the question why do we do this to our children, even though we are often fully aware of the potential risks? No one seems to have the complete...

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