Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lazy Parents, not Capitalism, are the Culprits for Their Children's Weight Problem!

Blame has been laid on capitalism on creating products like TV, fast food, computer games...etc for the rising trend of obesity among children. Not so fast, read this from today's edition of SCMP:

"Lazy parents are helping fuel a rise in obesity among children because they are unwilling to join them for workouts, a survey suggests...

About 40 per cent of parents preferred watching television or studying with their children on most nights during the week, with sports ranking just sixth in a list of activities.

At weekends, nearly two-thirds of parents went shopping with their children, mistakenly believing this was a form of exercise.

According to the children, nearly one-third of parents said exercise too took much energy and they preferred to rest during their leisure time..."

Read more here.

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