STARS ACTIVEWEAR wants to make a difference in the lives of youth and youth minded adults around the world starting with the U.S. in helping to develop a strong and healthy
self-image, courage, strength, a positive body image, reduce obesity and eventually eliminate it altogether.
We strive to be inclusive in our goals to provide opportunities through sponsorship programs to support the participation of girls and boys in all sports especially track, cross country in high school along with any activitiy that encourages involvement in their well-being
throughout their lifetime.
A GREAT NEED FOR CHANGE
In 2030 the world population of obese children and adolescents is predicted to grow to 254 million – an increase of more than 60% Children who are obese often become adults with obesity, and are likely to develop serious health problems that will shorten their lives, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The number of overweight or obese infants and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016.
2016, Girls in the USA had the 15th highest obesity rate in the world; boys had the 12th highest obesity in the world.
42% of Americans May Be Obese by 2030. May 7, 2012 -- By 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese and 11% of Americans will be severely obese, Duke University and CDC researchers predict.
Today in 2020, 83 percent of men and 72 percent of women will be overweight or obese. Currently, 72 percent of men and 63 percent of women are overweight or obese (people who are overweight have a BMI of 25 to 29, people who are obese have a BMI of 30 or greater).
340 million adolescents worldwide between ages 5-19, and 40 million children under age 5, have been classified as overweight, the report found. The most profound increase has been in the 5-19 age group, where the global rate of overweight increased from 10.3% in 2000 to 18.4% in 2018.
"It's a shockingly fast increase," says Laurence Chandy, director of UNICEF's Office of Global Insights and Policy and a lead author of the report. "It's hard to think of any development indicator where you see such a rapid deterioration."
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