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Childhood Obesity

Keeping “baby fat” for too long can put a child’s health at risk. How can you help your child get fit and maintain a healthy weight into adulthood? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Keeping “baby fat” for too long can put a child’s health at risk. How can you help your child get fit and maintain a healthy weight into adulthood? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Get your family focused on fitness

    Be a positive role model by involving your entire family in a program that includes better eating and regular exercise

  • Find a diet that fits

    Research whole foods and help your children choose healthy long-term eating habits

  • Turn off the tube

    Provide and encourage physically active alternatives to TV and video games

  • Try parental training

    Improve the results of treating childhood obesity by learning valuable techniques that can help you alter your child’s behavior

  • Get a checkup for your child

    Visit a doctor to determine if any treatable health problems are developing as a result of childhood obesity

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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