“Climate Change” Affects Childhood Obesity, “Experts” Say!

From The New York Post

  • “CBS Mornings” pushed a recent study connecting climate change and hotter temperatures with childhood obesity rates.
  • Climate change, specifically warmer temperatures is making our children more inactive and more obese.
  • The study found that children were 30% less “aerobically fit” than their parents and claimed hotter temperatures were preventing kids from exercising outside.

Obviously, they were hammered on making climate change a reason that kids are inactive and gaining weight. Many on twitter mocked that thinking.

In the CBS segment they acknowledge that technology contributes greatly to childhood obesity and “climate change” and “covid” are factors that made it all worse.

I’ll take this all a step further and say neither the climate nor covid are the reason we have an obesity issue with kids. This has been on-going for many years prior to either and we don’t seem to want to address it. Covid and climate are the convenient excuses for everyone, not just kids.

During covid, I spoke with many adults who claimed that they gained all this weight during the shutdown, especially since they couldn’t get to the gym. It was a convenient excuse. I have been dealing with the same “heat” outside as every kid has during the past years. My gym shut down during covid as well. I made the decision to keep active by getting outside, EVEN IN THE HEAT AND COLD! I did bodyweight exercises in my condo and spent a few dollars on home equipment. Grocery shopping was very specific and I didn’t go to fast-food on a regular basis. Although as I have said before, it was interesting parks and gyms were shut down but you could get a greasy burger…all in the name of health.

We can make excuses or make changes. Climate and covid are not the problem with childhood obesity. Our choices will make a bigger impact on health and health expense than anything the government will do!

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad.

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