8 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

“Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life. Pediatric overweight has been an issue for a while, but now everyone is talking about it. Our nation and state have seen a substantial rise in the number of overweight children over the past two decades. If you’re concerned about your child’s weight, talk to your pediatrician about other steps to take.”

While childhood obesity rates are on the decline, it’s still a prevalent problem in the U.S. Obesity in children is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke later in life. Early obesity prevention is crucial. Here’s how you can keep your kids on the healthy track

Limit screen time

Today’s culture revolves around sitting. Kids sit almost all day at their desks and then come home to sit in front of the computer or TV. According to a recent study, children who watch more than two hours of TV daily are at a higher risk of developing obesity. So get your kids moving! Chase them, play ball, assign chores—do whatever you can to keep them active…

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