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Few Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Few Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Children are the future of our nation. Their progress counts a lot for the progress of the entire country. However, children can make an equally adverse effect on the same, if the children are not up to the mark, especially in terms of health. One of the most critical health-related problems in the entire nation is Childhood obesity. The number of people who are availing the obesity treatment in India is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, a considerably large proportion of childhood obesity later contributes towards the ever-growing pool of adult obesity.

Few Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity

However, the good news is that minor changes in lifestyle and putting little bit effort can ensure that childhood obesity stays far from the lives of your children. If the surroundings of both school and home provide enough encouragement, then the children ought to make the healthy choices, both in terms of food and physical activities. Here are some of the guidelines to follow from infants to toddlers to school-aged children-

 1.  To initiate breastfeeding as early as within an hour of birth

Unless the mother undergoes some treatment for stressed labor and is unable to breastfeed, it must breastfeed the child in within an hour of birth to ensure the baby’s sound health.

2.  Breastfeed exclusively for the initial six months of baby’s birth

The mother must take note that during the initial six months, nothing rather than breastfeeding to be administrated, not even water or honey.’

3.  Introduce a stable complementary solid food, after six months along with breastfeeding up to the age of two or mores

Other than breastfeeding (milk) the complementary food must be rich in every possible nutrient. At first, it can be introduced in little amount, according to the baby and then gradually it can be increased to meet the requirements of the body. The parent should cook this food for the baby without much spice and salt.

4.  To keep close eyes on diet and exercise

School going children must intake a balanced and healthy diet to fulfill the nutrient requirement of the body. This diet is to be enriched with cereals, pulses, grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Also, their parent should take note that the child gets adequate physical exercise.

By following such simple stapes, the rate of childhood obesity can be overcome. It is worth a try before it is too late and availing obesity treatment in India in later life remains the only alternative.

Author of this article had a deep discussion about childhood obesity with Dr. Siddharth M. Sakhiya who is a well-known cosmetic surgeon in Surat (India) and an expert in weight loss treatment in Surat. He likes to discuss health and share knowledge. He is the owner of Célèbre Aesthetics He has contributed to lives of numerous patients from India and abroad by helping them to come out with a better look and physical abilities. He considers his patients’ satisfaction as one of the biggest achievement he had so far.

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