Childhood Obesity: The view of a 10-year old child

Childhood Obesity: The view of a 10-year old child

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D.

Childhood Obesity

written by Andrew Thein, Dr. Cynthia’s son

These days, too many children are obese due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. A few ways children can become healthier is by eating more vegetables daily and increasing their exercise. Children my age are eating too much of the wrong kind of food. Most ten-year-old kids would pick a bag of chips over an apple or peach. A bag of chips tastes better than an apple or peach and children do not understand the nutritious value of a slice of fruit. Most children my age receive enough exercise during physical education at school and through extracurricular activities outside of school. Given that children acquire enough exercise but are still obese, the amount and types of food consumed may be the problem. If young children chose vegetables over chips, perhaps fewer children would be obese.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D. is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.