From Your Health Journal…..”From time to time, I get an email from someone asking me to mention their blog article on my site, and I received one today from Barbara Williams at findababysitter.org with this type of request. The truth is, it was a wonderful article with great references to a healthy lifestyle for children, not to mention, I was a ‘mention’ in one of the articles. So, please visit their site (link provided below) to read the complete article with links to their references.”
From the article…..
Childhood obesity is a national epidemic that can lead to a host of related medical conditions, including diabetes, breathing problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Overweight and obese children also tend to suffer from lowered self-esteem and encounter discrimination from their peers, the effects of which can follow them well into adulthood, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When paired with a nutritious, wholesome diet, an active lifestyle that includes plenty of exercise is one of the most effective ways of treating and preventing childhood obesity. These thirty blog entries are dedicated to various methods of combating the sedentary lifestyle that seems to be the new normal for American children, helping you to get the youngsters in your household on track to good health.
Limiting Screen Time
While there’s no doubt that the technological advances that have taken place over the course of the last generation have dramatically improved the quality of life and convenience for most people, it’s also caused more and more of kids’ activities to be centered around a screen that they sit in front of, rather than interacting with the world around them and exerting themselves. These five bloggers tackle the sticky subject of screen time, offering practical suggestions and reasons why you should look into reducing the amount of time your own children spend in front of the television, computer or with a mobile device in their hand.
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