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It’s sad but true that obesity rates among children are on the rise. As childhood obesity rates climb so do the number of children being diagnosed with adult medical problems like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Helping your child lose weight is a wonderful thing to do, but there is a certain way to do so that you don’t come across too pushy or negative about them. Instead you want to encourage your child and never, ever put them down.
Always set realistic goals for your child. Depending on how old they are and how overweight they are, it may be a good idea to simply have them maintain their weight rather than have them lose weight. If you child is still young that means that they are still rapidly growing. A big growth spurt may just put them back on the healthy weight range. If your child is morbidly obese, then it is a good idea to have them lose weight and not wait for them to catch up.
Encourage your child to do fun exercises. Buy some fun workout DVDs geared towards children such as Shaun T’s Fit Kids Club. This workout is more of a dance party than a normal workout. Your child can learn some fun and trendy dance moves with Shaun T’s Fit Kids Club all the while burning calories and getting fit. Try to incorporate fun activities into their schedule such as riding bikes or going swimming. They may just think they are getting a treat when in fact that are really getting physical exercise to help them lose weight.