Identifying causes and preventing child obesity
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Identifying causes and preventing child obesity

We are living in a time where our lives are revolved around busy schedules and work demands. This has created such unhealthy routines that we are all guilty of adopting such unhealthy life patterns in our lives. Even our children are used to living busy lifestyles that they too have adopted our unhealthy ways of living. Children mostly learn from what they see and observe. So when they see adults engaged in unhealthy ways of life, children automatically imitates the adults and start adopting unhealthy life habits as well.

In this day and age there is a substantial number of kids who are suffering from child obesity due to unhealthy eating habits. This is a grave problem, as children are the future of our society and when we engage them in unhealthy eating habits we are producing a new generation who are unhealthy and inactive as well. There are few causes of child obesity, one such cause is the constant snacking while playing games or watching TV. Children are used to eating so many unhealthy snacks while doing other work, these snacks are loaded with salt and sugar that can have a negative impact on their health. One of the ways we can prevent this situation is by introducing healthy snacks for kids. Many kids snack out of boredom, so if you can introduce snacks like carrot sticks, natural yoghurt, grains, nuts, and various other nutritious snack options for your kids, though they may not like this sudden change immediately, with time, they are going to adopt to it and get used to such eating habits.

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Lack of physical activity is another cause that drives children towards child obesity. One of the ways in which you can prevent child obesity is by engaging children in physical activities. Now a days many children are reluctant to go outside and play, as they are most used to sitting at home in front of tabs, laptops, and mobile phones. It is important that at an early age children are directed to engage in outdoor sports and physical activity. Sports like swimming, football, cricket, tennis, and other similar sports engage a lot of physical activity. Therefore when children are engaged in such sports they are exercising their physical bodies well and also they are able to become more fit and stronger as well. Children also can learn many important qualities from sports, they develop better characteristics and personality traits by engaging in sports.

Education is also an important aspect of preventing obesity among the children. You should educate the children of the importance of eating healthy meals and adopting proper eating habits. By properly teaching them about the advantages and the disadvantages of food habits they will be informed enough to get on board with your new resolutions to eat healthy. And as a family you can take this step together as well. There is nothing better than seeing your loved ones all healthy and happy. One of the ways in which you can watch out for their health is by implementing good eating habits at home.

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