There's a very interesting piece about childhood obesity at the Los Angeles Times that focuses on what we can do...
There's a very interesting piece about childhood obesity at the Los Angeles Times that focuses on what we can do to prevent childhood obesity even before a child is born. The article comments on how First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program is a good idea as it focuses on nutrition, exercise and other healthy issues BUT some critics say that this might be too little too late. We should be starting to consider health before kids hit school age. With the above in mind, another in-depth piece at the Times, looks at obesity prevention that starts as early as possible. Part of this focuses on issues we can control before a baby is born such as, "Excessive maternal weight gain, smoking during pregnancy and truncated breast feeding." According to the article, studies show that early interventions are potentially key to childhood obesity prevention. It's smart to focus early since of course obesity leads to other deadly health conditions. To have a healthy pregnancy you should eat properly, get plenty of safe exercise, make sure to keep all prenatal appointments with your midwife or doctor and if you do smoke you need to stop smoking stat. *Source

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