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Does Television Make You Fat?: Lifestyle and Obesity
     

Does Television Make You Fat?: Lifestyle and Obesity

by Rae Simons
 

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We don't move around as much today as people did even thirty years ago. Many grownups have jobs where they sit at desks all day. Kids go to school, where they sit at desks for most of the day, too. And then in the evenings, grownups and kids come home and sit some more. They turn on the television. They sit down in front of their computers. And they don't get

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We don't move around as much today as people did even thirty years ago. Many grownups have jobs where they sit at desks all day. Kids go to school, where they sit at desks for most of the day, too. And then in the evenings, grownups and kids come home and sit some more. They turn on the television. They sit down in front of their computers. And they don't get enough exercise.

This means that people often don't use the calories they eat. Instead, the extra calories get stored as fat. That's part of the reason why so many people in the world are overweight today. What's the answer? It's simple-get moving!

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Children's Literature - Heather Robertson Mason
At one time in our history, people's lives were so full of activity the idea of exercise for the sake of exercise would have seemed ridiculous. However, now much of our lives are spent sitting, even while we are at work. This book, one of the "Kids & Obesity" series, attempts to educate kids on the importance of lifestyle choices to overall health. It tackles topics such as the dangers of obesity, the benefits of exercise and sports, and ideas for building more activity into day to day life. The author strives to showcase ways to be active that are within a child's reach, such as swimming or walking the dog. In addition to an index, there is also a list of extra print and Internet resources. This book is one of the better texts from an otherwise weak series. It is written in a tone appropriate to the age targeted and provides information that readers can apply immediately, especially the section on creating an exercise plan. However, it does contain some errors common to these books including word for word repetition of information from other books in the series and strange choices in sidebar graphics and topics. All and all, it's an okay book...but just okay. Reviewer: Heather Robertson Mason

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422219003
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Kids and Obesity Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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