Dr Sushma Pachouri

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Childhood obesity is one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. While a person’s genes do influence weight, it is possible for the kids can maintain a healthy weight if they eat right and exercise. The Causes 👉Genetics: Obesity can be hereditary, thereby affecting the child at a very early age. 👉 Unhealthy lifestyle: Snacking in front of the television for hours on end, haywire sleep cycles, bingeing on junk food – these are some of the habits that are bound to set the child up for failure. 👉 Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa, emotional eating etc. How to win the battle? 👉Lead by example: If you want to inculcate healthy habits in your child, then first you must practice those habits yourself. 👉Get moving: Involve your child in physical activities he/she enjoys 👉 Hydration: Encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day; this will teach him/her how to differentiate between the sensation of hunger and thirst. 👉 Small modifications: Restricting sugar completely might make the child sneak it in behind your back, so try to incorporate mindful eating habits instead. Prepare a healthier variation of your child’s favorite treats. 👉Monitor screen time: Limit the time scheduled for digital activities to 60 minutes/day Do check out the book INFS HEALTH SERIES for ADOLESCENTS by S.Q.U.A.T.S expert Aditya Mahajan. This book has been developed keeping in mind the conscientious parent who would like their children to grow into healthy, confident person. #healthtips #fitnesstips #squatsdotin #squatsconsultant #squatsforher


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