Average U.S Child Consumes Too Many Calories… then watches TV.

TUESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that American kids eat too much. Now, a new study provides some specific numbers that could help fight the obesity epidemic.

Over a 10-year period, the average child consumed up to 165 calories more than he or she needed each day — the equivalent of an entire can of soda. And the fattest teens took in as many as 1,000 calories more each day than they needed — almost as much as two Big Macs.

Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories – Yahoo! News

So by getting out and exercising we are setting up fine examples for the youth.

A big reason I run is because my father was a kick ass 10K runner. In fact he ran a 36minute 10K at the age of 40!

Kids do what they see, not what they’re told.


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