Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Set Family Health Goals

From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 17 percent of American children weigh too much, and childhood obesity can increase the risk of sleep apnea, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Help your kids develop the determination to make healthy choices. Plan family activities two or three days a week. Go to the park, walk the dog, wash the car, or join a sports league. Limit television or video games, and avoid watching television during meals.

Explain the difference between healthy and junk foods. Share healthy snacks, such as apple slices, carrot sticks, grapes, or oranges, instead of chips, cookies, or candy. Drink water instead of soft drinks at meals.

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