By: Aiste Leskauskas
-Three meals a day. Eat at regular times with lots of whole grains, legumes, fresh fruit, and vegetables.-Control the cupboards. Get rid of tempting junk foods. Offer fruit and fresh veggies for snacks.
-Drink plenty of water. Limit sodas, juices, and other beverages.
-Excercise. At least an hour of active exercise daily, preferably outdoors.
-Less TV. Regular, quiet study and reading times to replace the hours spent watching TV.
-Plenty of rest. Many children are chronically tired. Put them to bed early enough so they awaken naturally, in time for a healthy breakfast.
-A wide range of interests. How about library visits, music lessons, arts and crafts, and family outings.
Main Causes of Teen Obesity
Genes also play apart in obesity. It's more lightly for a child to be obese if the family is obese. Heart disease from obesity can also be passed down. Not sleeping also lets your genes play a bigger roll in how much you weigh. If you sleep more, your genes will play a smaller role in your weight.