You could be ruining their lives.
If you have a child, then one of the most important things that you will always be thinking about is keeping them safe and healthy. However, if your child is overweight, they could be heading for a dangerous life even though you might not think that it is the worst thing in the world to happen to them. Also, if you allow your child to become overweight in the first place, this means that they are much more likely to remain overweight for the rest of their lives, and they will also suffer from varying health problems depending upon how overweight they actually are.
One of the things that you should do is make sure that when you try to give your child fruit and vegetables, you don’t make them thing that it is a chore to eat them. A meal should center around the healthy aspects, rather than meat being the main feature and vegetables being something that you put with it. If you start to do this, then your child will start to associate healthy foods with bad, and junk foods with good. This is one of the big reasons why so many adults are overweight, because they choose to opt for unhealthy options when they need cheering up, even though this might have the complete opposite effect because of the chemicals that are in the foods.
The next thing that you should ensure that you do is keep them as active as you possibly can. Although it might be tempting to put them in front of the television all day while you get on with some work, this is bad for their health as it means that they’re not getting the exercise that they will be needing. If you choose to take your child to the park instead, then this means that you would both be getting exercise and also quality time together as well. You should also try to limit the amount of time that they are choosing to spend on games consoles and things like that, because these are things that can cause children to form the habit of staying inside during the day instead of going out to play. If your child does like to use a computer, then you should place strict rules on the amount of time that they’re allowed to spend on them. An hour per day is more than enough, and just before they have their dinner is a good time as they would get too hyper active if they played on games before they went to bed.
If you help your child to get into healthy habits now, then there is much more chance that they’re going to be able to stay in those habits through their life. This is one of the best gifts that you could give your child, so the sooner you get them into the habits the better for their future.
Published in: Family