Obesity and self-esteem in childhood


Observing the typical American young people's diet can not believe the remarks that our society is obsessed with thinness. Children and teenagers generally eat French fries at fast food restaurants, eat potato chips, ice cream and cookies while watching TV.

It is a secret that American children are obese.

Although health risks due to obesity are very well known, the psychological impact of childhood obesity is very well known, but the probability of obesity being 50% similarly likely to be devastating Yes. Young people overweight are often bullied by both their peers and adults. They are often thought less desirable as having friends. Jokes playing jokes of overweight people are common in our society. While growing up, obese children have to stand psychological barbs and social discrimination. As a result, they often have low self-esteem, suffer with inadequate feelings, usually considered as a source of their own problems.

Many social situations are potentially embarrassing for weight-excessive children. It will be a difficult period to appear in gym classes and public pools and to wear more violent clothing.

Studies have found that children with obesity usually have poorer performance at school than normal weight buddies, and the average of grades is often lower. As young adults mature, it will be difficult to enter universities, find employment or promote them in the future. Over time, these early childhood experiences are sure to have low self-esteem and low self-confidence.

The first step in helping overweight children experiencing low self-esteem is to be the beginning of an unfortunate cycle of social isolation, emotional withdrawal, depression, inactivity, overeating, and even weight gain there is. It is to be able to identify warning signs.

· Child seems to be sad, solitary, anxious, angry

· Child has a few friends

· Child seems to be attached to meals and foods

· Normal The sleeping pattern is confused

· There is no general interest in activities usually enjoyed by children

· Aversion to participation in social activities and to go to school

· deterioration of school performance and Increase in absenteeism

As We need to protect our children responsibly from physical and psychological harm resulting from overweight. It starts with establishing a healthy diet and movement pattern.

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