How is child obesity good?


It is well known that children all over the world face serious weight problems: in the United States, one-third of children are shockingly overweight or obese. Even in China, the rate of childhood obesity is growing rapidly. Childhood obesity can lead to a variety of diseases in adulthood, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer. In addition, overweight children often face problems of low self-esteem and high depression. How can the entire society prevent further deterioration of things? What can our general practitioners and pediatricians do?

The first thing parents should do is to look at the child's body mass index (BMI). The doctor will calculate this index at the time of the medical examination, and you can find a child's body mass index calculator online and then calculate it yourself. Children with a value above 85% are overweight, and more than 95% are obese. Many parents don't know that their children are overweight or obese, so it's important to use this index to track and evaluate your child's weight loss.

There are not many weight loss methods recommended by doctors, but doctors have a unified opinion on one of the methods, that is, dieting is basically ineffective for weight loss. Those recipes designed to lose weight quickly will fail, and many people even fall below fat before losing weight. Listen to me, the healthiest is the slow and steady way to lose weight. By controlling your diet and exercising regularly, you lose 1 pound a week, which is the ideal speed for many children, as well as adults.

Another way to lose weight is to ask the children to reduce the time spent watching TV. In a recent policy paper published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, "there is a close relationship between over-watching TV and obesity." They suggested that the government prohibits TV stations from inserting advertisements for junk food in children's programs and setting different TV viewing time limits for different age groups. They also listed a series of research results, all of which pointed out that installing TV in the bedroom is an independent risk factor for obesity for children and adults. They also recommend that pediatricians should ask two questions each time they visit: 1. How long does it take to watch TV every day? 2. Is there a TV or network in the children's bedroom?

Another way to lose weight I mentioned in the last article is that it is a good breakfast. Many studies have confirmed that enjoying a nutritious breakfast is essential for children's physical development and good performance in school, while those who do not eat breakfast are fatter than others, both during childhood and after adulthood.

Of course, anyone who can lose weight can say one or two, no more than moderate exercise, and a small amount of healthy food and so on. However, parents should bear in mind that weight loss is a family business, and family members should continue to encourage their children. Adults should also lead by example: if parents are very obese and do not exercise, it is difficult for children to lose weight. As for the dietary advice, the first thing to bear, you should not let your child drink carbonated drinks and juice. Carbonated drinks are really good for children. The weight of children who drink soda every day will increase year by year, and the chances of suffering from diabetes and dental problems are also growing. In addition, juice does not replace fresh fruit, so try not to drink these things. As for exercise, each child should have a 60-minute workout every day, but it can be divided into several parts. The key is to find the same sports they are interested in. Don't forget, it's better to move than to move!

In addition, parents should also monitor the school's meals. I recently heard that all US dairy manufacturers are being asked to change their flavored milk formula to reduce their sugar content and calories by a third. Many, but not all, nutritionists are very appreciative of this move: Prior to this, some schools completely eliminated the provision of flavored milk for their children, resulting in inadequate daily intake of nutrients and calcium. Do you know how your child's school is doing?

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