Fat Kids can have many health problems. It is a huge concern in many counties but it is rampant in the United States. Usually child obesity is a result of poor parenting. Parents who are obese themselves tend to have fat kids.
Kids health can be maintained by healthy eating habits and regular exercise, including weight lifting. Parents should really take interest in their kid’s health by encouraging them to exercise. Usually, overweight parents also have overweight kids and this is a real shame.
Overweight: Being overweight is not only unhealthy, but it will also negatively impact the kid’s self esteem, confidence, and social life.
Healthy Lifestyle: I strongly believe in leading a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly. However, I did not have any good male influences when I was growing up so I did not discover the benefits of weightlifting and exercise till I was 23 years old. I really regret not starting a fitness regimen when I was a child. There are also parents who are not fat, but don’t pay attention to their kid’s diet. They give in to their kid’s desire for junk food, spoiling and fattening their child at the same time.
Role Model: You as parents should set a good role model for your kids by leading a fit lifestyle. Encouraging your kids to participate in weightlifting and cardiovascular exercises will only lead to benefits later in life.
Responsibility: Parents should be responsible and set a rule when it comes to junk food. Kids tend to have a really strong sweet tooth so it is really up to the parents to regulate the foods that they eat.
Weightlifting: Do not worry about weightlifting stunting the growth of your child. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself lifted weights as a child and he stands over 6 feet tall today. Weight lifting builds muscles and strengthens the bones. You would rather have your kid to be known as the buff kid in school rather than a fat kid right? If you have a girl, weight training and exercise will allow her to remain in top shape through the rest of her life. Girls tend to have self image issues regarding their weight, especially in their teens. So developing a fit physique through weight training will help them feel great about themselves.
Confidence: Imagine the level of confidence and self worth that your kids will have if they regularly weight lift, exercise, and eat healthy.
Pre-Caution: As great as weightlifting is it can be dangerous if it is done unsupervised. Make sure your kids do not workout by themselves. Always be there when they are in the weight room.
Good Parent: Be a good parent and encourage your kids to feel great about themselves by showing them the wonders of exercise and weightlifting.
Nutrition: Learning about proper nutrition is crucial for preventing kids from getting fat. Parents should know that not all calories are the same. For example when shopping for breakfast cereal, parents should choose a cereal that is high in fiber, protein, and low in sugar.