The World Health Organization (WHO) regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century. Obese children and adolescents are at an increased risk of developing various health problems, and are also more likely to become obese adults.
The latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme show that in 2014/15 over one third of 10-11 year olds and over one fifth of 4-5 year olds were either overweight or obese.
While plans and strategies to combat obesity are being developed at every level, in reality the best person to tackle the problem is YOU! Children follow by example, they do what you do, not what you say, so lead the way and get involved with them. It’s fun, they’ll love you all the more for it and moving more can only benefit you too.
Here are my top tips for a fitter family:
Here are some ideas for getting active with your children
Some ideas for family friendly meals
We will be posting ideas for Family Fitness and Family Meal Ideas on Facebook over the coming months so keep an eye on our page.
At the end of the day your child’s biggest role model and the person most likely to shape their future physical health and wellbeing is YOU!
With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Debbie's philosophy is to provide results driven, progressive but functional training solutions that fit in to our