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World Obesity Day 2022: Lifestyle changes to prevent obesity in children

Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST
  • Childhood obesity can be reversed by making certain changes in lifestyle. Here are expert tips.
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Childhood obesity has drastically increased among kids and adolescents owing to sedentary lifestyle and improper food choices. According to a study, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. However, it is possible to reverse it by making certain changes in lifestyle. Dr Arti Pawaria-Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead- Pediatric Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Global Hospital, Mumbai offers tips to prevent childhood obesity.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Childhood obesity has drastically increased among kids and adolescents owing to sedentary lifestyle and improper food choices. According to a study, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. However, it is possible to reverse it by making certain changes in lifestyle. Dr Arti Pawaria-Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead- Pediatric Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Global Hospital, Mumbai offers tips to prevent childhood obesity.(Unsplash)

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Childhood obesity has drastically increased among kids and adolescents owing to sedentary lifestyle and improper food choices. According to a study, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. However, it is possible to reverse it by making certain changes in lifestyle. Dr Arti Pawaria-Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead- Pediatric Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Global Hospital, Mumbai offers tips to prevent childhood obesity.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Childhood obesity has drastically increased among kids and adolescents owing to sedentary lifestyle and improper food choices. According to a study, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. However, it is possible to reverse it by making certain changes in lifestyle. Dr Arti Pawaria-Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead- Pediatric Hepatology & Liver Transplant, Global Hospital, Mumbai offers tips to prevent childhood obesity.(Unsplash)

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It is important to make them fall in love with fruits, nuts and legumes. Consumption of five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, legumes, whole grains and nuts is a must.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

It is important to make them fall in love with fruits, nuts and legumes. Consumption of five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, legumes, whole grains and nuts is a must.(Unsplash)

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Substitutes for junk food should be found so that fat intake can be limited. Shifting from saturated to unsaturated fats is advised. Trans-fatty foods like vanaspati, bakery products and sweets should be avoided.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Substitutes for junk food should be found so that fat intake can be limited. Shifting from saturated to unsaturated fats is advised. Trans-fatty foods like vanaspati, bakery products and sweets should be avoided.(Pixabay)

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Substitutes for junk food should be found so that fat intake can be limited. Shifting from saturated to unsaturated fats is advised. Trans-fatty foods like vanaspati, bakery products and sweets should be avoided.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Substitutes for junk food should be found so that fat intake can be limited. Shifting from saturated to unsaturated fats is advised. Trans-fatty foods like vanaspati, bakery products and sweets should be avoided.(Pixabay)

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We should allow kids to play outdoors. This not only keeps them engaged but also in top mental and physical health. One hour of physical activity per day is recommended for kids.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

We should allow kids to play outdoors. This not only keeps them engaged but also in top mental and physical health. One hour of physical activity per day is recommended for kids.(Pixabay)

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Watching too much screen can are making children sedentary which is increasing their chances of obesity. Limit screen hours strictly to 2 hours every day.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Watching too much screen can are making children sedentary which is increasing their chances of obesity. Limit screen hours strictly to 2 hours every day.(Pixabay)

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One should avoid having a television set in the room where a child sleeps.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

One should avoid having a television set in the room where a child sleeps.(Pixabay)

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Children should not skip their breakfasts. Parents may give a few healthy choices to kids and ask them to choose their own meals.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 04, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Children should not skip their breakfasts. Parents may give a few healthy choices to kids and ask them to choose their own meals.(Pixabay)

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