Childhood obesity is one growing problem as children and teenagers are engaged in electronic devices such as iPods, video games, or television. The problem is mainly due to the eating habits and exercise. A teenager may be eating properly, but do not exercise enough to burn excess calories.
As parents, it is our responsibility to help the child or adolescent to control eating habits and encourage them to follow a healthier lifestyle. It is also important to provide support to prevent weight loss becomes an obsession that could then trigger a dangerous condition, such as lack of self-esteem, anorexia or bulimia.
It is important to encourage extracurricular activities in their school: do not have to be the star of the football team; any extracurricular activities will help them have a better lifestyle and prevent obesity. If you are not comfortable with athletics, it is enough that you are noted down in any thing which you enjoy. And if you prefer to do it outside the school environment, another solution is to become your sports partner and go together to a gym or walking, jogging … Any sport that kick too sedentary life. If you are asking for a lifelong dog, maybe it is time to go together to the protective of animals and choose one (a dog is equivalent to at least two good walks a day).
Do not fill the fridge: When a teenage boy is bored or is immersed in the world of electronics and is hungry, it is likely to continue to search for something simple and tasty to eat. There is no way to avoid this, but if we can help to promote healthy eating habits while avoiding home sweets and unhealthy foods. In the refrigerator avoid drinks, beverages because they are very high in calories and fat much. Ensure buy vitamin water and other healthy drinks.
More involved and make your daily life more fun. Maybe children are becoming sedentary looking for more entertainment. Try to do something with them. Involve them in planning weekly menus, shopping and preparing meals and/or dinners.
It raises the whole process as exercises for the whole families gets fit and live a healthier diet. Without doubt a teenager does not need to listen to his family the word “fat” because it is safer to be heard all the days of the mouth of his comrades and friends, and that this quite annoyed. Be supportive and make a realistic project and together.