Easy ways to fight childhood Obesity

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Published on 12 Feb 2016 9:29 AM GMT

Easy ways to fight childhood Obesity
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Avoid Junk foods:

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  • Junk foods are appealing for a variety of reasons, including convenience, price and taste.
  • These mouth-watering foods are responsible for the obesity problems in children as well as in the adults too.
  • However, regularly consuming junk food can be addictive for children and lead to problems like obesity, chronic illness, low self-esteem and even depression.
  • It can also affect the performance of children in school and extracurricular activities.

Keep Walking:

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  • Walking is the simplest way to start and continue a fitness journey.
  • It costs nothing to get started.
  • This is easy and safe.
  • Stand up while talking on the telephone.
  • Walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits.
  • This is one of the most effective forms of exercise to achieve heart health.

Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Beggar:

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  • As breakfast is the first meal of the day and we wake up after a break of about six to eight hours so we should take a good diet to maintain your body glucose level.
  • In the lunch time, eat adequate amount of meal to fuel you for the afternoon.
  • At dinner, do not eat heavy because the body cannot use all the energy in the food and thus stores it as fat instead.

Eat fruits and green vegetables:

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  • Challenge yourself to eat more fruits and green vegetables.
  • Eating dark green vegetables helps with weight management.
  • The low-calorie and high-fiber contents of these foods let you consume a good amount.
  • Dark green vegetables like kale, broccoli and spinach are all rich in calcium.
  • Calcium is a vital nutrient for bone development and maintenance.

Sit down for healthy family meals:

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  • Time is one of the biggest obstacles to families gathering for dinner.
  • Sitting down for a nightly dinner is good for the spirit, the brain, and the body.
  • A research has shown that children and adults who share family meals more than three times in a week are more likely to have healthier eating patterns than those who share less than three family meals.

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