Obesity remains one of the biggest threats to our children, putting millions of kids are increased risk for a range of chronic diseases. Approximately 12.5 million U.S. youth are obese and about 11 million more are overweight. The younger you become overweight, the larger your chances of becoming obese as an adult become. Fix this issue with your child NOW. This is an epidemic that is causing a third of our children that were born in 2000 to develop diabetes. Not only are our children developing health issues from their weight, it’s also handicapping their lives. More than 1 in 4 17-24 year olds in the United States are now too heavy to serve in the military, a development that retired military leaders say endangers our nation’s national security.

The physical complications of obesity at a young age include type 2 diabetes, asthma, early heart disease, bone problems, high cholesterol and blood pressure as well as others. Not only can young people who are overweight develop these physical issues, but it also tears down your child’s self-esteem and perpetuates stress at a young age.

Throughout Matt’s career, he has spent over 20 years working with children and teenagers. He understands the issues that cause weight gain and how to address them. He will work one on one with your child to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need to live a healthy life and to avoid all health complications that come with obesity. Weight loss can be easy and fun for your child if they understand what’s going on. Losing weight for a child or teen is more than just “getting outside and exercising” – it’s learning how to make smart nutritional choices at a young age that turn into lifestyle lessons the older they get. The younger you instill in your child the importance of how to eat clean and teach them how to do it, the easier it becomes for them to stay fit the older they get.

“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have shorter life expectancy than their parents.”

Come in to see Matt, bring your child and get your loved one the help they need.