A Few Simple Choices Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity
Combatting childhood obesity can be as simple as changing a few habits.By Matt Picht | September 7, 2015
Roughly one in three American children is overweight or obese. Those children face an increased risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes, both as kids and into adulthood.
Childhood obesity is usually caused by three factors: genetics, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. There’s not much parents can do about the first one, but a few simple dietary and exercise tweaks can dramatically help the other two. (Video via CNN)
Swapping sugar- and calorie-laden foods and drinks out for healthier options like fruits and vegetables can be a critical part of keeping kids healthy. But it’s a common belief that eating healthy costs too much in time, money and energy.