Being healthy is real blessing these days. Staying healthy and slim is a task and keeping the children away from obesity is actually difficult, given our lifestyle and bad eating habits.
With so many fast food options, beverages and ready to eat stuff with high sugar and sodium content creates havoc on children’s body thus increases obesity.
We as a parent can take the control of the situation in our hands and inculcate healthy eating habits in our children, besides increasing their physical activity to check obesity level regularly.
If you are one of those who are trying to balance your child’s diet. Then this is the best thing you are reading today. We have compiled few pointers that will help you to create a balance and help your child have a normal development.
Eating healthy foods items is really important for children. Low-fat milk and dairy products can be used along with lean meat, lentils for protein. Including vegetables and fruits in the diet can be fruitful. Increasing water intake, cutting down on sugar, sodium and saturated fat can be helpful.
You can make your favourite dishes healthier by cutting down on calories.
Increase your kid’s physical activities. You can help your kids understand the benefits of being physically active. Being physically active strengthens bones, reduces stress and anxiety, helps weight management.
Keeping time for reading and homework is ok, but you have restrict ‘screen time’ (TV, gadgets, internet). This will create a balanced schedule for your child.
Maintain body weight
Weight management is very important to be healthy. More than losing the weight, the emphasis should be laid on development and further weight gain. Because children need complete nutrition to gain height.
Don’t force weight loss on children, always remember weight loss happens gradually.
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