When children are sitting on the couch playing video games or just simply watching television, the children are not being active and not getting exercise. Children not moving could lead to big problems with childhood obesity.
The percentage of children who have obesity issues has more than tripled since the 1970s. Lack of physical activity and poor eating habits contribute to a child’s obesity.
Parents are encouraged to make healthy choices for their children while also setting a good example. If children see their parents reaching for sugary drinks instead of healthy water, the children will keep reaching for those drinks too. Parents can help reinforce healthy choices for their children.