How to prevent Child Obesity

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Child obesity
prevention support preferences of parents since Obesity means having a BMI of 34-40. You get that by dividing weight in kg by height in m2. Though physicians agree that being overweight is not much of health problem, people with abdominal obesity have higher risk for having diabetes and heart problems. Since the abdominal area doesn’t have too much activity.

Obesity may be generic but it still boils down to lifestyle: eating habits and activity. More and more children are prone to having the disease. It is quite possible that a lot of factors are involved in the process. For most of the time, children now a day are more focused on technological gadget than to play outdoors. Have activities that involve movement of the upper body especially the abdominal area. These activities include swimming, jogging. If the child is able to do crunches, so much the better.

The main problem however is that studies have shown that obesity can be contagious. In a family of five, when one has not been able to control his diet, he tends to invite a family member to join him as he eats. The family lifestyle is a greater factor than genes. They influence the children on what activity and diet to adapt.

Protecting children against the most common cause of three major diseases, it is important to keep in mind that their health depends on how they see their model—namely their parents. Keeping an active family lifestyle encourages children to get involved in their process of cutting down their time in front of the television.

Involvement in food preparation allows them to examine and question the content of the food they are eating. Meals times don’t have to be bland and colorless. Spicing it up with various shapes and colors encourages children to eat well. The more color the plate has, the more nutritious the meal there is.

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