After a healthy lifestyle can help prevent overweight and obesity. Many lifestyle habits begin in childhood. Therefore, parents and families should encourage their children to make healthy choices, such as following a healthy diet and physical activity.
Making a healthy lifestyle is a goal of the family. For example:
follow a healthy eating plan. Choose healthy foods, keep your calorie needs and caloric needs of your family in mind, and focus on the energy balance and energy OUT.
Focus on portion size. View portion sizes of fast food and other restaurants. Often they serve portions are enough for two or three people. Portion sizes of children should be smaller than those of adults. The cut portion size will help balance energy and energy OUT.
Be active. Take a personal and family time active. Find activities that everyone will enjoy. For example, take a brisk walk, bike or rollerblade, or train together to walk or run.
Reduce screen time. Limit the use of televisions, computers, DVDs, video games and because they limit the time for physical activity. Health experts recommend 2 hours or less a day in front of the screen that is not related job or task.
Track your weight, body mass index and waist circumference. Also, track the growth of their children.