It is easy to get caught up in the seemingly endless things that need to be done. To save time we start cutting corners; eating fast food and pre-packaged foods that tend to be high in additives, sodium, and calories. The majority of Americans have no idea of how many calories they are consuming each day let alone their families.
Obesity is a national epidemic and needs to be addressed. As a parent you can take action for you and your children. Obtaining a healthy weight and maintaining it require two things: smart food choices and being physically active.
Parenting by Example is something we all have told ourselves we were going to do as parents. Many have found that sometimes this can be quite challenging but it isn’t too late to make changes. You make a huge difference in what your children do and think – You are their role models. Would it be safe to say that if you were to take the first step to eating right and getting physically active then they would follow? Odds are on your side that they will follow suit and the sooner you get started the better; for everyone.
When families come together on a decision they are more likely to be successful; doing it on your own can come with challenges so it is important to get everyone involved. Creating healthy family habits that revolve around eating right and getting active can make is easier for everyone to maintain a healthy weight.