Children & Weight Issues
Sadly, many children today are facing the issues of being overweight. Childhood obesity exposes children to the onset of devastating diseases such as diabetes, as well as facing the psychological and social ramifications brought on by weight issues.
Causes of weight problems in children can come from many areas:
- A large number of children and young teens spend less time actively playing outside than they used to, they spend sometimes in excess of 3-4 hours each day watching TV, playing video games or sitting in front of a computer.
- As a society, we are very busy, and may tend to eat less out home and more out at restaurants, where portions are typically larger and much have higher calorie/fat content than at home options.
- Many schools have either cut back or even eliminated “gym class”, so children are not even active at school anymore, in many cases.
Healthy habits start at home!
Helping our children to live full, productive and positive lives starts with a collaborate effort from family members, educators, and the medical community. Making better food choices and becoming more active will benefit everyone, regardless of weight.
If you and your child are ready to take a step in the right direction and obliterate obesity from their lives then contact us.
We will lay out what you will have to do as a parent and what your child will have to do, and it will be done in a totally comprehensive manner.
Being active at an early age can lead to a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime.
Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life, promoting healthy growth and development, helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, building strong bones and muscles.