As kids tend to be rather careless with their diets, especially if there is very little parental supervision, there is a definite possibility of the kid retaining a lot of unhealthy fat buildup in the body system. With an adequate exercise program is place there is a good opportunity for the kid to burn of all these negative elements in a fun way and stay healthy at the same time both mentally and physically. Through the adequate exercise program, there is an increase in the ...
As kids tend to be rather careless with their diets, especially if there is very little parental supervision, there is a definite possibility of the kid retaining a lot of unhealthy fat buildup in the body system. With an adequate exercise program is place there is a good opportunity for the kid to burn of all these negative elements in a fun way and stay healthy at the same time both mentally and physically.
Through the adequate exercise program, there is an increase in the neuromuscular activation point thus causing the large portions of negatively tagged foods to be burned out quickly and effectively.
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Kids are often encouraged to join some sort of sports program, as this will improve the overall health conditions even if the eating habits of the kids are questionable.
A lot of studies have been able to show that with strength training, there is a definite increase in strength levels in the preadolescent and adolescents phase. The strength training exercise usually doesn’t adversely affect the linear growth, either in the short term or the long term time frame growth rate.
It also does not have any negative effects on the cardiovascular health in general.
Besides inculcating good values toward foods and exercises, the strong kids who adopt such measurable platforms seem to function better and more efficiently in any area they venture into. Both psychologically and physically, these kids are able to take on much more that the average kid.
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Child Obesity Is A Serious Issue
Child obesity today seems to be a common condition and no longer a phenomenon of just a few individuals. This growing trend is both unhealthy and quite alarming, as most parents seem to be powerless to tackle this problem.
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It used to be that most children that were about 20% over their ideal weight would still be accepted as healthy and cute but this is no longer the norm and now research is showing that even this percentage is considered to be unacceptable.
Obesity also creates unnecessary pressure to the child’s overall body’s systems and thus leaving the child open to diseases and other health deteriorating conditions. Besides the physical negative aspects of being considered obese, there is also the mental aspect to deal with, and most of these children end up suffering from low self esteem, emotional problems and social integration problems.
However, there are some things that can be done to reverse or at least address the fast growing problem. At the infancy stage, the ideal source of food should be breast milk and a delayed introduction of solid foods may be one way of starving off the obesity from occurring.
From early childhood, children should be introduced to only healthy foods and snacks and encouraged to have more outdoor play and exercises. Activities for this age group should be designed around movement of the body and limbs as much as possible and activities where less movements or stationary positions are required should be kept to a minimal.
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The older age group of children should also be encouraged to only make healthy choices when it comes to foods and drinks. Less indoor time and more outdoor activities should be encouraged and even insisted upon to ensure the adequate amounts of body movements are evident daily.
Children should also be taught or conditioned to accept that snaking is unhealthy and proper meals should be part of their diet makeup.
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The Benefits Of An Active Lifestyle
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Healthy children are basically happy children, and this is a commonly noted condition. However, of late, most children seem to fall into the category of being unhealthy and this is mainly due to the obesity condition.
Therefore, it would be in everyone best interest to ensure that children live a healthy and active lifestyle.
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Children benefit greatly from constant physical, mental and social activities. This is one of the prerequisites of a healthy lifestyle besides the more obvious and important inclusion of proper nutrition and a balanced daily diet plan.
The ideal time frame for physical activity should be at least about an hour a day to help them build healthy bones and this should include activities that strengthen the muscles.
Such activities may include pushups, jumping rope, vigorous aerobic regimens and any outdoor games that require the movements of all body parts and coordination.
Coupled with a healthy diet intake of balanced fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins and low fat dairy products the children will be able to starve off any ailments and diseases that would otherwise easily invade their bodies.
Studies have shown that children leading a healthy lifestyle have better mental capabilities than those who t