Preventing Childhood Obesity   Leave a comment

Preventing Obesity

Exercise:

From crib to adult years exercise is very important. When babies are placed on a quilt on the floor, they can move around easier, and have closer contact with the parents and family. This aids in crawling and walking a lot sooner. There are many things parents can do to help their children get the proper exercise they need.  The best encouragement for exercise is for parents to engage in an exercise program with their children.  Having exercise equipment in the home is profitable to both parents and their children.

Scheduling:

Having a set time for each meal is very important, it prevent snacking before meals that can prevent eating the most important food. If a child is not hungry during the meal because they are filled from snacks, they aren’t going to eat, or if they are encouraged to eat, this will add extra calories and will lead to weight gain.  And it sends a message to the brain to eat, even though the child isn’t hungry, that is carried throughout their teenage years and into adult years, which can result in obesity.

Good Health Habits:

As parents, we pass much of our cultural traditions to our children. We should choose things that are good to aide in preventing obesity in childhood, and to encourage good health habits in future generations.

How we prepare meals and scheduling are examples we set for our children.  Practicing good health habits includes proper hygiene, hand washing to prevent transmitting germs, and personality traits with respect for parents and others are a part of good health habits.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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