cally but mostly mentally, they are being caused to feel unwanted and therefore cause them to develop coping mechanisms (Cole, 1991).ApplicationSome of the suggested solutions for the lack of motivation and development of obesity are changing the environment in which an individual’s bad habits are mostly available. The drive to changehas to come from within the person first and foremost, so the education of why they may need to alter their way of life is of most importance. Most individuals will not do something without understanding the reasoning behind it first. The fact that one cannot force someone to willingly comply unless they agree is reason enough to help them understand. Participation from the individual suffering from the lack of motivation or obesity is mostly established in an environment that has positive reinforcement. Aperson may likely begin to want to change their poor habits in situations where they are self-motivated and begin to enjoy what they are doing (Wilson, et al., 2012). Positive reinforcement is easily estab-lished through community leaders and role models, role models who will take their own advice and en-courage others to do the same. Parents should encourage their children to participate in sports or exer-cise, but not enforce it upon them, possibly join them in what they enjoy doing.Many technological advances in entertainment are a major inhibiting cause of motivation withinchildren as well as adults. Advances like videogames, television, cellular phones provide more than convenience; they contribute to laziness and no consumption of physical energy. The entertainment at-mosphere is inhibiting children and adults from leaving the comfort of their own home and socializing
RUNNING HEAD: Childhood and Adulthood Obesity and Motivation7face to face with peers. The scrutiny and mockery that they may endure from others is far less support-ing than staying away from environments and people such as those (Wilson, et al., 2012). When a child already lacks motivation, what value would they have in leaving the atmosphere they deem most wor-thy? Placing regulations on negative environmental factors is highly encouraged to produce positive re-sults and being healthy should be perceived as constructive. Guardians should make an effort to be in-volved in their children’s social setting as well, to aid with their progression.This author suggests that most evidence of lack of motivation and obesity development is caused by the negative environments that have developed throughout the changes in cultural values andnorms. Many changes in the way that children are raised have altered the way that children view the world. If a child has developed without certain guidance and understanding of consequences, they will most likely carry that development with them into adulthood. Respect and agape love towards children
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