Teens Drinking Less Soda, Choosing Food Instead

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Kids under the age of 12 are not drinking soda as much now, however; they have chosen to eat food instead. More teenagers are drinking about a soda per day from 2005 through 2007. According to the LA Times, there has been an 11 percent drop since 2007. Children from the ages of 6 to 11 were consuming 32 percent, which is a 43 percent decrease from in 2005-2007. From children of the ages 2-5 it was 19 percent, which is a decrease of 23 percent.

Cdph.ca.gov quoted “if teens increase the amount fruits and vegetables, physical activity, decrease the amount of screen time, and decrease sugar-sweetened beverages they will see a change in body fat.” Pamf.org stated that in 2008, 18 percent of children from the ages 12 to 19 are obese. However 30 percent of kids 6 to 19 are obese. If people are obese, then they are 20 percent heavier than your body weight should be.

According to mayoclinic.com, if teens weigh 200 pounds and are considered obese from their BMI standards, they would need to lose just about 10 to 20 pounds to start seeing changes. Exercising is an easy way to lose weight, according tomoneycrashers.com; some great exercises are lunges, stair stepping, cleaning, and jump roping.