Obesity is a world-wide problem because it affects an individual both physically and socially. People who are obese and overweight are at risk in developing cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancer, diabetes type 2 and other health problems. In addition to that, it can also make a person feel isolated from the public due to low self-esteem. Do not allow obesity ruin your family’s life. Act today before it’s too late. Here are weight loss tips for the whole family.
If possible, look for jobs that require physical exertion. However, due to practical reasons, you can still make the most out of your sedentary job by parking away from your office so you’ll have the opportunity to walk a distance, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and bringing a healthy food from home instead of eating high-calorie foods from the office cafeteria.
Prepare a home-cooked healthy meal for the whole family and limit dine-outs. Promote an active lifestyle by encouraging the whole family to engage into sports. Having a weekend family day where you can do calorie-burning activities like swimming or hiking is also a great way to keep your family healthy. If you have the money, allocate a yearly family vacation budget so you can go snowboarding in the slopes of Whistler Mountain in Canada or dive deep in the turquoise water of the Great Barrier Reef located off the coast of Australia.
For Older Brothers
Be active on extra-curricular activities in school. Try joining the basketball team or any other sports that might interests you. Also, you need to choose your friends wisely. Do not go out with friends who calibrate your manhood with the amount of alcohol you consume. Alcohol brings you nothing but headache and “beer belly”. In addition to that, some recreational drugs like marijuana, stimulates appetite which causes a person to eat a lot and gain weight.
For Older Sisters
Peer pressure is around the corner, especially for girls. The pressure of fitting in at school and the thought that fat girls are less preferred by boys causes a lot of female teenagers to take weight loss pills or starve themselves until they develop anorexia nervosa. Before you even think about these dangerous options, look at the good weight loss options you have: Control the quantity and quality of food you eat (but don’t starve), join the cheerleading squad or school sports like volleyball, or engage in other calorie-burning activities like dancing and yoga.
For Young Children
Yes, obesity has also affected even the young ones. In fact, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, childhood obesity has grown more than twice as much over the past 30 years. As parents, you are the best people who can rescue your child from obesity. Give them fun but healthy foods and encourage them to play “real” games. This means, limit the TV and video gaming time and encourage them to play games like tag, hopscotch, jump-rope, and other traditional kids’ games.
Alex writes regularly about healthy weight loss. His weight loss tips blog has a lot of easy to follow tips on how to lose weight healthy and safe.