This means our children are not eating properly and not exercising enough, which absolutely leads to childhood and adulthood disease and low self esteem.
How many more antibiotics and vaccines are we going to create to fight off childhood diseases. 93 % of our healthcare dollars are spent on treatment and only 7 % is spent on the prevention. My 27 years of being a Pediatrician has made it very clear to me how important it is to fuel our body with the correct nutrients (proper diet, vitamins and supplements) along with proper exercise in order to live a life that is full and one of quality.
Children and Adults should get between 30-45 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity at least 5 days per week. An example of moderate cardiovascular activity is a brisk walk, treadmill, game of basketball, soccer, or going for a bike ride. If weight management and toning your body is your goal, one should consider resistance exercise or weight training. Using weights or resistance is the only way to trigger your body to engage and build muscle. Having and using more muscle means you will burn more energy resulting in greater fat loss while maintaining healthy tissue. Remember, any activity is better than no activity so get out there and get active!
These days, families are busier than ever and it may seem difficult and overwhelming to try and find dedicated time to exercise. However, by getting active together and making only minor lifestyle changes can result in huge benefits to you and your family’s health. For example, taking a brisk walk with the dog or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Another idea is spending family time away from the television. On Sunday spend the day with the family out for a bike ride or time at the park, instead of in from of the television. It could even be as easy as playing catch in the yard. Not only is exercise good for your health many studies indicate that children who are active have improved concentration and ability to focus. Plus it may even help the kids fall asleep faster. Therefore, after dinner and before homework taking a brisk walk around the neighborhood could actually help your children do better in school.