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What is Childhood obesity ?
Childhood obesity is a medical condition where a child is above the normal weight for his or her age and height. It has negative effects on the overall the health and well being of children and adolescents.
Know the various health risks involved in overweight or obese children
Overweight or obese children are more likely to have:
Increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
Breathing problems, such as sleep apnoea, and asthma
Bone & Joint problems
Fatty liver disease, gallstones, and gastro-esophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn)
Emotional risks may involve:
Social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem
Low self esteem and bullying
Behaviour and learning problems: Obesity in children leads to anxiety and poor social skills. It may cause overweight children to socially withdraw and may even affect their learning.
Depression: Low esteem can cause feeling of hopelessness to creep in and children might go into depression and become emotionally flat.
Measures should be taken proactively at an early stage to prevent your child becoming inactive and thus overweight.
Always encourage physical activity and outdoor games rather than indoor games
Emphasize on healthy eating habits. Prefer low calories food, vegetables and fruits, low-fat dairy foods, and whole grains. Family's participation in inculcating healthy eating habit are crucial as children learn what they see.
Know the Body Mass Index (BMI) of your child and periodically monitor it to prevent the child getting overweight or obese