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Staying Healthy Secrets For Your Kids

     Obesity has been a problem worldwide not only with adults but with kids as well. There is a rapid increase in the number of kids ages 6 to 11 that are overweight. This is clear evidence that they are not eating a well-balanced diet. Children with their young ages can develop life threatening illnesses due to their being obese. It might be for different reasons like eating foods that are less nutritious, not having enough physical daily activities and other inappropriate eating habits.

Parents are expected to be responsible in guiding their children regarding their health. Setting a good example is the perfect method to teach them what to do. Here are some healthy things you can do together with your kids to remain healthy.

The main factor that contributes to obesity is improper food intake. Once you notice that your children are gaining too much weight, take a closer look at the foods your children eat at home and in school. It might be that they eat less nutritious foods in school while you are trying your best to give them only nutritious ones at home. Kids can be very hyperactive and use up larger amounts of their energy daily. It does not mean that if your children are obese, you have to let them eat less. You just have to monitor the food that they eat. Make sure that they eat foods that contain adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals and calories daily. The quantity of calories needed by the body vary among kids according to their ages and activities. For this, you have to check with a dietician or a doctor. There must be also a balance in the carbohydrates, protein and fats intake. Foods like beans, chicken and nuts are the perfect sources of protein. As for the sources of carbohydrates, give your children vegetables, whole grains and fresh fruits. Healthy fats are needed by the body as well. Good sources of healthy fats are fish, olive oil and nuts.

Exercise plays a big role in maintaining your kids' good health. Doing exercises regularly like jogging or walking is advisable. Convince your children to join sports or other activities that involve physical movement. Performing exercises that can strengthen the muscles of the body can help develop lean and strong muscles.

Proper hygiene needs to be observed at home or wherever your children are. Make it a routine for them to have their hands washed first prior to eating anything. Washing the hands regularly especially before meal time can help avoid contamination and the spread of diseases caused by harmful bacteria.

Also have your children brush their teeth before sleeping and after eating all meals and snacks.

Be a role model for your kids to follow and admit to your healthy habit rules. As a responsible parent, you also need to practice proper hygiene and a healthy lifestyle, and embrace good eating habits as well. Get in shape and stay in shape, seeing your family physician for regular annual check-ups as needed.

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