Childhood obesity can be reduced when the whole family starts making more healthful choices.
If you are driving, and there are no planes or trains to catch, start your journey just around nap time.
We all know that eating healthily is good for us but it’s never been more important now that you’re pregnant. Even if you didn’t follow a particularly healthy diet before, you can still enjoy a healthier pregnancy from now on, by making a few positive changes to your eating habits.
When you’re breast-feeding, the nutrients and energy you eat get passed on to your baby, which makes breast-feeding a tiring but very important activity.
As well as increasing your energy levels, gentle exercise can also help reduce discomforts such as constipation, cramps and backache.
About 2/3 of your child’s immune system is found in the gut (digestive system), this is often referred to as Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT). The development of the GALT is the foundation of your child’s overall defenses against germs. In the first critical days after birth, one of the most important steps you can take that will determine the health and long-term wellness of your child will be to ensure the proper development and maintenance of the GALT.
Although mums are passing on immunities to their children during pregnancy and breast-feeding , to help children fight viruses and illnesses for the future it needs to be constantly developed to protect them against germs causing diseases.
To lose weight, overweight kids need more than a healthful diet. They need a combination of new behaviours, including increased family interaction, more exercise, less TV and videogame time, adequate rest and healthful home-cooked meals.