The reasons for this are manifold: improper nutrition, lack of exercise, but also genetic predisposition can lead to children carrying too many kilos. Find out how you can support your child on the way to his normal weight.
If the pediatrician finds that your child is overweight, he will inform you of possible causes and consequences and, together with you, determine a way for your child to lose his excess kilos. This does not mean that your child has to keep a strict diet from now on. Sometimes small changes in dietary habits or a bit more exercise are enough. In some cases, however, therapy is also sensible and necessary.
Healthy And Balanced Diet
A balanced diet is the precondition for healthy child development. If your child is overweight, you should put the diet in your family to the test. Many herbal foods such as potatoes, cereals, fruits and vegetables as well as enough calorie-free drinks. Low fat and low sugary foods such as candy, nibbles and edible fats.
The increasing consumption of media and the lack of suitable play and green spaces in many cities ensure that many children do not move too much. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Small children love to count the steps. Walk more often or ride your child’s bike or impeller and let the car stand. Promote the motor skills and the movement of your child with toys and means of transportation such as bouncy balls, roller skates, skateboards or can stilts. Register your child in the sports club. Sports clubs offer you a wide range of child sports and are generally not expensive.
Varied Game Suggestions
Boredom can be a trigger for a disturbed eating behaviour. If you notice that your child is asking for food from boredom, you should try to give your child a variety of game suggestions. Activities such as tinkering, singing or painting are high in the course for young children and do not cost much. Go to the fresh air every day with your offspring: on playgrounds children of the same age and they have a little peace or opportunity to exchange with other parents.