How to beat childhood obesity

Make sure your kids spend less time in front of screens and more time being active, especially during their formative years to set a healthy lifestyle benchmark for their future health. Here is how much time your little one should spend being active each day during those crucial first years of their lives:

Infants and young children should not be inactive for long periods of time — no more than 1 hour unless they’re sleeping. School-age children, on the other hand, should not be inactive for periods longer than 2 hours at a time.

Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle. 

Here are some tips for raising fit kids:

  • Help your kids participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • Establish a regular schedule for physical activity
  • Make being active a part of daily life, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Embrace a healthier lifestyle yourself so you’ll be a positive role model for your family
  • Keep it fun so your kids will come back for more