I truly believe that what we eat and drink plays a significant role, not only in our health, but also in the ability to feel good about ourselves and accomplish meaningful goals. I think a lot of adults try to prioritize this, yet it’s still very distressing to know that many people don’t monitor the quality and quantity of what they eat—nor what their kids are eating.
The alarming statistics speak for themselves. More than 70% of adults in the U.S. are overweight (42% are obese) and more than 19% of children and teens are overweight or obese—that equates to almost 14.5 million kids!
Being seriously overweight during their important developmental years leaves kids vulnerable to a host of medical and psychological consequences, including a greater risk for:
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What’s more is that many of these problems will follow them into adulthood, elevating their chances of stroke, heart or liver disease, certain types of cancer, and dementia.
As hard as this may be to read, it’s important to understand the seriousness of this problem. But it’s equally important to realize there is hope to turn things around if any of your children— and perhaps you too—are struggling with concerning weight problems.
I fully believe all of us can retrain ourselves to adopt better habits that lead to a healthier body and brain. And this doesn’t mean you have to suffer in the process. Yes, your kids may push back at first, but eventually they’ll adjust, plus they’ll start feeling better about themselves too.
Here are 7 simple things you can start doing to help get your whole family to a healthier weight:
By taking the step to make positive changes for yourself and your family, you empower everyone to take personal responsibility for their health. Not only does this help your children become more confident, but it also sets the stage for them to live healthier and more productive lives without the burden of long-term mental and physical health problems.
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