Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is definitely a topic that is taking some importance by the increasing number of children being affected by this disease. Yes, obesity is considered a disease at this time. The lack of commitment of adults has permeated in the time needed to care for their children, resulting in a diet consisting of highly caloric foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. It is possible to prevent further spread of childhood obesity. To meet this objective should be to intervene in the matter today to avoid any disease that may arise after the years. With these simple tips can help your child not to fall into the trap of obesity.

Improving nutrition is essential for this gastronomic education of children (a). If you have read about Childrens Defense Fund already – you may have come to the same conclusion. It is advisable to have a pre-set weekly menu in advance to avoid last minute fall into a trap of fast food. It is important to cook foods with the fewest possible additives, avoiding seasonings packaged, they can contain chemicals. Season the food naturally promotes healthier eating as well as the love of home cooking. Obviously at some point it is advisable to make some fast food type food or treats and reward the child (a) for their efforts to eat healthy. More physical activity Many people are not exercising.

At least not the minimum amount that should do it otherwise obesity would not be a regular topic of conversation. Instilling the love of sport or physical activity (usually walking through a park for example) is vital to create a custom from small for the little ones. If children see the example of their parents to make physical activity will become a family tradition. Besides burning calories will be creating ties within the family. It recommends 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Set times for television, video games and the Internet A very important point in the daily media bombardment we suffer is the fact “Unplugged.” If you do not catch the TV, would be the PlayStation or Xbox, and if not succumb under such temptations will always be the internet available to chat with friends and seek additional distraction in the network. Establish a regular time for television and other distractions sets limits to the time when these devices are used to promote a sedentary lifestyle. Everything is about balance at the end. Many modern sedentary lifestyle can promote and eventually lead to childhood obesity. The sharing of family promotes physical activity as the union of the same.