Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2
The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.1, 2
In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1
Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.4
Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6
Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being.
Immediate health effects:
Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.7
Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.8,9
Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.5,6,10
Grand Opening on a Whataburger on SPID at Ennis Joslin
Come join the KFTX Real Country Crew to Celebrate the Grand Opening on the latest Whataburger in Corpus Christi, SPID and Ennis Joslin from 5 till 7 pm on Monday September 22. Parents can register for "Whataburger for a Year". Spin the Whataburger Prize Wheel, Facepainting for the Kids
S.T.A.R.S., South Texas Academic Rising Scholars bringing Tim McGraw
S.T.A.R.S., South Texas Academic Rising Scholars has announced another great event to raise funds for Scholarships. Join 97.5 KFTX Real Country forTim McGraw on Thursday October 9th. Tickets are now on sale at the ABC Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com. Keep it tuned to 97.5 for more information and your chance to win tickets.
AIM for the Coast at Saltwater Pavillon in Rockport on Saturday November 1st
AIM for the Coast this Fall and come to Rockport to participate in either a Run, Walk or Cycle event. AIM for the Coast is an event with your choice of a 2 mile Run, 5K Run Walk, 9 Mile Family Fun Bike Ride, or 30 Mile Bike Ride on November 1st. Make a weekend of it and stay in town for the Rockport Film Festiva.
Brush Country Cowboy Church
Workforce Roundup BBQ Lunch on Tuesdays
It's the Workforce Roundup! Enter your place of Business, Office, Ranch, Oilfield or where ever if is you earn your paycheck. Country Boy Don Williams will pick a winner on Monday and 97.50KFTX will deliver Delicious Barbeque from Little Joe's Barbeque on Tuesday to your business for up to 10 people. Enteryour Business at this link and enter your to win. More Real Country Fun and Prizes from your friends at 97.5 KFTX Real Country!
Join Bad Girl Kate from Noon til 4 pm on Saturday
Listen in to Bad Girl Kate on Saturday's from Noon till 4 pm for The Real Country Rally sponsored by Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Bad Girl Kate playin' an edgey blend of Texas and Country Music with a rockin' feel to it. Information on rallies, fundraisers and events for the loud n' proud Harley lifestyle.
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