It has been recently revealed in a report that one of the best ways to tackle child obesity in the time to come is to get them to leave the couch and stop watching so much TV.
One of the main reasons for child obesity these days is because they have a very sedentary lifestyle and tend to sit in front of the television for countless hours, keeping their body unmoving. Also, they stuff themselves with junk food, when watching TV and this is contributing towards making them fat and lethargic.
“We need a new approach to prevent obesity. We found that many countries are lacking clear guidelines on healthy eating and active play. However, there is good evidence linking sedentary behavior, such as television watching, with subsequent obesity”, said Yannis Manios, Assistant Professor at Harokopio University, Athens, one of the main coordinators of the event. It remains to be seen how much these new research developments will affect the thinking and way of living of the parents, so that they can help their children.
There is need for parents to make a conscious effort to get their kids to play out in the open and ditch their TV hours. They need to understand that playing in the fresh air is absolutely essential for the growth and development of their children, and they can be healthy only when they do so.
It was found that the obesity level of kids was at a record high. This calls for making more and more parents aware of how they need to bring up their children so that they can be away from obesity. They need to give their young children nutritious food, and a balanced exercise regimen that would mean playing outside and not wasting time, and putting on piles of fat watching television.