The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. That is 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year. In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.
We’re recommended to keep our kids on a maximum of 2 hours of screen time each day. Is it really equivalent, to watch TV and play video games?
A just released Swedish study shows that there is a big difference. They studied children and found that computer time or video games time had no effect on the children’s weight. TV time or even spending time in a room with the TV on had a very clear link with overweight in the studied children.
How can it be surprising that kids will behave better in school if they have a quiet lunch?
An environment were children eat as fast as they can so that they can run out for recess is just bad.
They need a quite moment to sit down and enjoy their food just like everyone else.
A couple of days ago we stopped at a cold, windy beach on Captiva Island, Florida.
It was freezing. Everyone was cold except my youngest son. He was running around playing in the strong winds. Full of energy as always.
As I stood there shivering from cold it struck me that I too would feel warm and full if energy if I ran around like crazy.
The next minute I was running after him up and down the sandy beach. It was awesome.
Children must be able to control their weight at an early age. Of course, this can be achieved by proper guidance from their parents. It may not be easy but tackling their weight issues by making small changes at a time will teach them to learn healthy habits that will last for a lifetime.
Now that the kids are back to school, you still have to make sure that they’re getting 25% of their daily calories from snacks. These mini-meals should help them grow healthy. The problem is, what kind of snack would they love to eat?
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