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Improve eating habits, increase physical activity as a family - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 1, 2014

Keeping Kids Healthy Improve eating habits, increase physical activity as a family

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:00 am

In the last two to three decades, the number of overweight children has doubled. Almost one child in five is considered overweight.

Obesity can lead to risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, sleep apnea, orthopedic problems, liver disease, asthma, as well as low self-esteem and depression.

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