Parenting packs on the pounds
As President Obama and the first lady encourage us to get moving and get healthy, parents now have a legitimate excuse for being overweight. It’s the kids’ fault!
A recent study printed in the Wall Street Journal suggests that parenting is making Americans fat. The study indicates that those with children are more likely to experience middle-age obesity than their childless counterparts.
The study data does not bode well for America’s youth. Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the nation and may just be a reflection of parents who, as the study points out, are packing on the pounds.