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What Parents Can Do to Stop Obesity happening
to their Child.
When children are spending most of their free time sitting in front of televisions and computers, they are not outside
running, jumping or engaging in team sports that would keep their weight down. Parents need to set limits on the time their
children are engaged in passive activities. Pediatricians recommend restricting children to one to two hours per day on TV
and computers combined – though older children may need additional time for learning activities.
Parental involvement remains the most important key to our children's healthy diets. Programs to educate parents about
nutrition are essential. Fast foods should be consumed only in moderation. Caregivers, who are often busy and harried, must
avoid the temptation to whisk their kids into fast-food restaurants or to pick up fast food for dinner at home. Changing eating
habits and lifestyles is not easy, but the health benefit for our children is a wonderful payoff for parents willing to take
on the task.
Here are important things parents can do to curtail the obesity epidemic among children:
- Limit TV viewing and time on the computer to one or two hours per day.
- Encourage participation in physical activity and sports.
- Curtail visits to fast-food restaurants.
- Provide nutritious, well-balanced, low-calorie, and low-fat meals.
- Limit the availability of high-fat and high-sugar snacks in your home.
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Having a healthy lifestyle is a choice each of us needs to make, and good health is not an accident. With
the proper exercise and eating habits, one could life a life virtually disease free.
Proper exercise may consist of walking, working in your garden,
playing with your children or grandchildren, hiking, biking or running.
Were you aware that over 62% of Americans were overweight and that 34% were classified as clinically
Obesity had become a health crisis in not only the U.S., but in much of the Western world.
Our change of diet to high fat fast food diets that are of low nutritional value, coupled with a more sedentary lifestyle,
and a depletion of nutrients and minerals from our over planted soils all contribute to this crisis.
While 50 years ago, dietary supplements, such as, multiple vitamin and mineral tablets, additional dietary fiber, etc.
were not required because we were able to obtain the necessary nutrients from our normal diet, that is no longer true.
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