Because the internet has made it so easy for us to accomplish countless tasks without having to leave our home or office, I believe more peaple have developed poor eating habits, and weight issues. Many people do not exercise regularly, or spend time engaging in physical activities. Michelle Obama has cited that lack of physical activity by children attributes to childhood obesity, and possibly other health issues. The question is–what can parents do to foster long-term habits that will encourage children to eat healthier, and exercise more? The answer–by setting positive examples.
For many, correcting poor eating habits is a difficult task, but it can be a rewarding accomplishment. It is not something that can be corrected in a short span of time; however, the rewards will make the investment worthwhile.
A good starting point is to introduce children to healthier snacks. Create a family project of healthy eating; offer incentives for children. When parents change their eating habits, they create better lifestyles for themselves and for their children.
Once parents develop healthier eating habits, they have a clear mind to invent ways to build healthier lifestyles for their children. What an awesome way to invest in their future.