CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares some of their best tips on helping children overcome obesity.
Weight loss is not a good approach for most young children, since their bodies are growing and developing.
Overweight children should not be put on a diet unless a physician supervises one for medical reasons. A restrictive diet may not supply the energy and nutrients needed for normal growth and development.
For most very young children, the focus should be to maintain current weight, while the child grows normally in height.
The most important strategies for preventing obesity are:
- Healthy eating behaviors
- Regular physical activity
- Reduced sedentary activity (such as watching television and playing computer games).
These preventative strategies are part of a healthy lifestyle that should be developed during early childhood.
We can design guidelines for the whole family that can help promote your children’s health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Take care of you and your family’s health with a regular checkup, call CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs at (𝟯𝟬𝟱) 𝟴𝟴𝟱-𝟬𝟱𝟭𝟱 to schedule an appointment or stop by 175 Westward Drive.
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