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Childhood Obesity is Becoming an Epidemic In America
Childhood Obestiy, An American Epidemic

Childhood Obestiy, An American Epidemic

What Causes Childhood Obesity? 
Many factors—usually working in combination—increase your child's risk of becoming overweight: 
  • Diet. Eating high-calorie foods, such as fast foods and vending machine snacks, contribute to weight gain. High-fat foods are dense in calories. Loading up on soft drinks, candy, and desserts also can cause weight gain. 
  • Inactivity. Sedentary kids are more likely to gain weight because they don't burn calories through physical activity. Inactive leisure activities, such as watching television or playing video games, contribute to the problem 
  • Genetics. If your child comes from a family of overweight people, they may be genetically predisposed to put on excess weight, especially in an environment where high-calorie food is always available and physical activity isn't encouraged. 
  • Psychological. Some children overeat to cope with problems or to deal with emotions, such as stress or boredom. Their parents may have similar tendencies 
  • Family. Most children don't shop for the family's groceries. Parents are responsible for putting healthy foods in the kitchen at home and leaving unhealthy foods in the store. You can't blame your kids for being attracted to sweet, salty, and fatty foods; after all they taste good. But you can control much of their access to these foods, especially at home. 
  • Socioeconomic. Children from low-income backgrounds are at greater risk of becoming obese. Poverty and obesity often go hand in hand because low-income parents may lack the time and resources to make healthy eating and exercise a family priority.
Children’s Obesity Threatens an Entire Generation 
All kids should be gaining weight as they grow older, but extra pounds—more than what’s needed to support normal growth and development—can lead to childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. 

Scott's Story
It’s hard being a teenager, it’s even harder being a teen with childhood obesity problems. Scott was one of this country's overweight teens that number now in the millions. A year ago, he was 15, a high school sophomore, and weighed 208 pounds. “I had a huge belly and my face was really fat,” recalls Scott. 

To make matters worse, Scott is the youngest of five sons—all of his older brothers and his dad are known for their athletic abilities and slender physiques. “We love Scott to death,” said Lori, Scott’s mom. “He’s so kind and gentle, but I think he kind of felt out of place. 

Scott really did want to slim down, and knew he should, but every time his dad would mention exercise and a diet, well, just like a teenager, “I’d get all mad at him,” said Scott. 

It wasn’t until Scott overheard someone talking to his dad about Bios Life Slim (now called Unicity Balance Cholesterol) that he decided to take matters into his own hands and asked if he could participate in the three-month product test. 

Over the next 90-days, Scott, without changing his diet or exercising lost eight pounds and lost four percent of his body fat. “I could tell after the first three weeks that my face was thinner and my friends were all telling me to keep going,” said Scott. 

But then Scott hit a roadblock. After three months, the Bios Life Slim product trial was over and Scott spent the summer reacquainting himself with fast food and taking it easy. “I gained it all back and was eating really bad all summer and not exercising at all.” 

“Then when school started, I got really motivated and started changing my eating habits—and got to participate in another Bios Life Slim product trial.” Within a few weeks, Scott felt like he had more energy and started a regular exercise program. 
“Everyone at school is like ‘whoa, looking good!’ That makes me feel good and want to try even harder. I could never keep up with my dad when he went on runs. I used to have to ride a bike to stay with him. But this morning I went running and I was able to keep up with him.” 

Scott’s results are more than impressive. He’s down to 164 pounds from his original 208. Before taking Bios Life Slim he had 36 percent body fat and so far this year has dropped to 18 percent body fat, which has resulted in a total of 34 inches lost. 

“As the fat started to come off I had so much more energy. I could do way more things. Everything—my whole life—changed!” 

Unicity Balance and Your Child: How Unicity Balance Helps Avoid a Lifetime of Danger. 
Unicity Balance is showing some of its strongest benefits with children. Balance combats childhood obesity on several fronts—addressing many of the symptoms from being overweight and helping to prevent weight gain. 

The natural ingredients of Unicity Balance are good for any age group. However, children six to twelve should consume only half servings of Slim. For children under six, we recommend you consult your pediatrician about adding Unicity Balance to their diet. The natural ingredients of Unicity Balance Cholesterol are still contain all the benefits of Bios Life, plus the added benefit of the natural weight/fat loss ingredients. 

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