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How can you help your child get rid of obesity?


Children, especially teenagers are very active at adopting lifestyle and behavior what others around them practice. And that could also prove to be their life long living style if it is practiced for significant duration of time. Teenagers surrounded by people with disciplined attitude, appropriate behavior, and balanced diet habits will hopefully adopt such attributes from their elders and live a healthy now and onward. On the contrary, if the people were to be lazy having inappropriate diet and irresponsible manners, the youngsters will most probably learn such things resulting in various health issues if not now than most probably in the future.

Obesity and eating disorders are widely prevalent in teenagers in Canada and the U.S. For healthy life of their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advice for all medical professionals and general surgeons to adopt proactive strategy to prevent both. Moreover, a new study suggests that they must avoid talking to teens regarding their weight concerns and instead diligently focus on a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

Often when we repeatedly talk about obesity epidemic being a horrible issue associated with health concerns and so on that means losing weight should be a good thing. However, people may begin on very weird weight-loss techniques with pills instead of any appropriate and healthy behaviors that result in further harm than good things to happen.

Inappropriate health behaviors are often the prevalent determinant of overall health than are weight. The study has many other recommendations for pediatricians’ communication with adolescents such as mentioned below:

  • Discourage dieting, Girls_jog_along_Morro_Strand_State_Beachskipping meals, or the usage of weight-loss pills
  • Encourage healthy and balanced diet and regular physical exercises as a permanent part of their lifestyle
  • Promote a positive and pleasant body image instead of encouraging or bringing focus on body dissatisfaction as a forceful reason for dieting.
  • Family food should be encouraged. Moreover, families ought not to speak about weight rather they should talk about and stress on healthy eating and physical activity.


Your balanced diet and physical activities complement each other for a healthy and fit body. Running daily in the morning would be the greatest and the simplest of all physical exercises for an all-time healthy body. Food that help manage your or your loved one’s weight are as follows:

Leafy Greens: Kale, collards, Swiss chards, spinach and other leafy greens have several properties that help achieve a perfect weight.

Salmon: Oily fish like salmon is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy at maintaining your overall body fats.

Cruciferous VegetabCruciferous_vegetablesles: Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are great vegetables at enriched with great combination of fiber, protein and low energy density for perfect body weight.

Lemon Juice: It is loaded with essential features that help you achieve a well-toned flat tummy, lose useless fat from several parts of the limbs and achieve a light body.

For your children’s bright future, begin now to amend your attitude towards obesity, practice proper eating and balanced diet, go for physical exercises and keep in touch with your family surgeon.



Image credits: Robert Lawton & By Mike Baird from Morro Bay, via Wikimedia Commons

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