Because of the fast-paced people now lives in, more and more adult suffers from obesity. Actually adults aren’t the only ones affected by obesity, children from all over the world suffers from obesity because of a sedentary lifestyle they now have. What is the cause? It is brought forth by the progressing lifestyle change. Now, parents are more aware than before those children should also have a healthy lifestyle. Though, obese children seemed to be cute when younger, they are likely to acquire problems in childhood and later in life. Children who live a healthy lifestyle benefit proper nutrition and exercise by means of physically, mentally, socially and academically.
What is the benefit that children get from healthy living? What healthy lifestyle can offer for your kids? These are some question that you might want to know. Today, I want to talk about five benefits of a healthy lifestyle. There are more benefits, but I just want to focus on five benefits:
A child who eats right and exercises regularly will gain a physically healthy body that has a lower risk from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and more. These conditions somehow linked with obesity.
Mental health is another benefit that healthy children can get from healthy living. Proper diet and exercise enables children to handle everyday challenges. A healthy lifestyle will let them sleep better at night; thus providing them more energy to make them feel better mentally. It also reduces depression.
Healthy kids are more socially active; thus they make more friends. In general, kids who are into sports and other physical activities are more likely to make friends than those who stay in front of the TV and computer.
Healthy kids are much emotionally stable compared to unhealthy kids. Because their pleasing appearance, they have high self-esteem. They are more confident to talk with other kids than kids who aren’t healthy.
Healthy kids also benefit academically. Children who eat properly, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep has the physical and mental energy to deal with academic challenges every day. They can easily understand the lesson well compared to unhealthy kids.
Parents should obligate their children to live a healthy lifestyle if they want them to be happier. Without a healthy body, it will be hard for kids to enjoy their lives to the fullest. Healthy lifestyle also keeps kids away from serious health complications because of obesity. There is a saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’, I guessed this proves it.