Physical Inactivity and Childhood Obesity: The changes over time.

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    Perspectives on the association between childhood obesity and physical inactivity

    Childhood obesity has been an issue for many decades. Moreover, many scholary articles have been written to adress the issue that dates from 2010 to 2015.
  • "Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity."

    The authors of this article stress that physical inactivty is important to aid in prevention of childhood oesity.The authors doesn't focus on whether physical inactivty is a cause or a result obesity. They claim that increasing levels of physical activity can reduce rates of childhood obesity.
  • "Obesity In Children & Adolescents."

    The authors of this article focus on how physcial activity can reduce the consequnces of obesity in children. The authors stresses that increased levels of physical activity can aid in prevention of obesity.
  • "Is Inactivity The Cause Of Fatness Or Fatness The Cause Of Inactivity?"

    Rahelu uses a study to adress that there is no causal relationship between childhood obesity and inactivity. The findings show that physical inactivity is a result of obesity. He stresses that there must be more research before creating inttervention/prevention programs.
  • "Couch-Potatoeism" And Childhood Obesity: The Inverse Causality Hypothesis."

    Fröberg discussses the correlation between childhood obesity and physical inactivity. He uses infrmation from several studies to stress that physical inactivity is a result of obesity in children. Also, he mentions that it is not the sole cause of obesity and that more programs will be effective if they approach the issue with that mindset.
  • "Childhood Obesity: Causes And Consequences."

    The authors of this article identfy that the increase of sedentary behaviors in children is associated with the increased rates of obesity. They state that lower level of physical activity is a result of increased usage of electornic devices. The authors also suggest that parenting styles have a huge effect on this issue.
  • "Television, Sleep, Outdoor Play and BMI In Young Children: The GECKO Drenthe Cohort."

    The authors of this article conducted their own correlational study about the association between sedentary behaviors and obesity in children. Their findings showed that increased screen time and less sleep is associated with a greater BMI. They all agreed the physical activity is important for prevention.