In October of 2005, our physical therapy private practice began receiving physician referrals to exercise youth ages 7 to 13 years of age. My partner and I thought it was unusually for kids of this age to require a physician order to exercise. But, after doing some research we found that, in 2005 the American Obesity Association approximated that 30.3 percent of children 6 to 11 were overweight and 15.3 percent where obese. The study also showed that, of adolescents ages 12 to 19, 30.4 percent where overweight and 15.3 percent where obese. These statistics motivated us to open a fitness center for youth 6 to 16 years of age, Kids Health Club.com.”Where Fitness Is Fun”
Today in 2011, one third of U.S. adults (72 million people) are obese and 17 percent of all adolescent children ages 2 to 19 are obese according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just about tripling the 2005 statistics for childhood obesity.
In taking the fight against childhood obesity to another level, Kids Health Club.has launched a new online Magazine” Kids Health Club Magazine". The magazine will highlight youth fitness centers across the county and provide up to date information on new and innovative way to introduce exercise into the life of our children. There will be interviews with healthcare professionals, educators, youth fitness experts and special articles on youth activities for youth by youth. Our family corner will provide information on easy to prepare healthy recipes and on how families can stay fit together.
Kids Health Club.com, is looking forward to providing our community of readers a publication that will assist with halting the rise of childhood obesity and eventually decreasing it in America. Kids Health Club Magazine welcomes all articles, question and conversation to assist with enhancing our focus. So please, contact us, we would love to hear from you.
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Vernard L. Alsberry Jr. PTA, MPA
Kids Health Club.com Inc.