By Juhee Shah, Team Manager and Health and Fitness Coach for Greatness Fitness
Last month’s article discussed the prevalence of childhood obesity, habits that can lead to obesity, how obesity affects the lives of children, and recommendations for physical activity. This article will discuss how parents can help prevent obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle for their children.
As a kid, I remember my parents shuttling my sister and me from activity to activity. We both participated in many sports, such as tennis, Tae Kwon Do, cross country, track and swimming. To this day, a healthy lifestyle holds importance in both our lives. We continue to be physically active and eat a nutritious diet. Our experience was a direct result of our parents exposing us, from a young age, to an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits. Parents can have a huge impact on their children’s habits by creating a healthy and active home environment and leading by example. After all, actions speak louder than words. Read more →