Parents & kids' health habits
As parents you have the greatest influence, for better or worse, on your kids' health habits. First and foremost they will follow your example. If you are practicing poor sleep, exercise, nutrition or other health habits they are more likely to follow.
New research out this past week highlights how important it is to get kids on the right track before the age of five. What the researchers found was that the weight of a child at age of five was a great predictor for what weight they would be at a teenager and consequently as an adult. This makes the habits set before age five vitally important.
You have the responsibility as the parent to provide the proper instruction, environment, means and timing for your child’s health. And the best way you can do that is to lead by example because more often than not they will follow your lead. Commit today to helping your kids achieve the health they deserve.
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LifestyleHealth12 was developed by Rich Millar (MPH, CPT) who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and his Master’s Degree in Public Health and has over 15 years of experience in nutrition consulting, personal training, health coaching, employee wellness, and Health Care Administration.