Today we are experiencing an epidemic of overweight children. What happened to kids playing outside all day until the street lights came on? Why are our children no longer playing kickball, or climbing trees? It seems as though every place we look, there is an electronic device attached to our children…cell phones, tablets, laptops, iPods, and the list is ongoing. It is fair to say that an obese child will have a greater tendency to become an obese adult. While the chubbiness may appear to be cute when they are younger, we all know that this is not the case as they enter into adolescence and adulthood. Unfortunately, the children may develop an inferiority complex and other personality issues.
Let’s come together and help these children reclaim their lives! How?
- Prepare healthier meals together
- Schedule physical activities for pleasure (i.e. bike riding, walking, swimming, sports, etc.)
- Educate on the importance of health and one body
- Shop for more fruits and vegetables to have as snacks
- Listen, did I say listen…again I say listen
Take the time to talk with your children and take the time to actually listen to their responses. Try to find out if your child is stress eating. Pay attention to your child’s schedule and change in behavior. We can help our children combat obesity, depression, and other conditions battling our children, in order to do so, we need to make ourselves available.
If you are unsure of how to talk with your child about a given topic, schedule your COMPLIMENTARY phone consultation with LAE-LAH Inc. and let us help guide you. Be Blessed. Be Whole. Be You.