All about Children’s health

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Health and Fitness, Obesity Prevention |

Children’s health is certainly a hot topic and the moment. Alarming statistics are showing our kids are getting more and more overweight and obesity is a huge problem. Not only does it lead to kids being unhappy, it causes all sorts of health issues that can be very harmful indeed. So a healthy diet for children is sought after by parents who want their children to be healthier and not overweight. One thing that might not be a good idea is forcing your child to go on a diet. This may cause friction between you both and would lead the child to possibly begin eating secretly. No child likes being told what to do, so don’t insist that they go on a diet. Instead you can introduce healthy meals and work with them to be more active. That way they won’t even realise you are trying to get them to lose weight and they will be more receptive of doing what you want. You can have them eating healthy foods very easily. Just reduce the amounts of fats and salt you give them. Start boiling chicken instead of frying it and instead of going to McDonalds you can make your own healthy burgers at home instead.

By doing this you know exactly what your child is eating and you can keep track of their calories. Of course they may eat some sort of junk food when they are at school or out with friends but in the most part, you know that they are eating well. Exercise is also easy to introduce. Start walking your dog and take your child with you. Grab a football or Frisbee and head out with your kid to the local park and play with them for an hour or so. That way they can burn off some calories and have fun at the same time. It will also help you become closer to your child which is important as they grow up. Being overweight can be hard enough but being overweight when you are a child or teenager can be really difficult. Overweight children can have low self esteem and a lack of self confidence that they can carry all the way through to adulthood. Parents can find it hard too as even approaching the subject with their child can be difficult. But healthy weight loss for kids needs to be encouraged, so if you are an overweight child or a parent with an overweight child then now is the time to act.

Tips to Encourage Healthy Weight Loss

Let’s face it, almost all children like getting treats of some kind. So you can set goals for your child and if they reach them, then they get the treat. Now when we say “treat” we’re not talking about chocolate cake or chips, it can be a trip to the cinema or maybe a new toy they want. Set them a goal and watch them do their best to hit it. Sure, it maybe a type of bribery but it works and your child will be much healthier for it! The next tip is to get your child to eat healthily. Now you can’t watch them 24 hours a day and there may be times when they eat unhealthy foods. So what you need to ensure is every meal you make for them is healthy. That way you can be sure they are at least getting 1-3 healthy meals a day, no matter what they are eating in between.