How Summer Vacation can Change Childhood ObesityPosted: May 29 in Bounce by Wendy Scinta
For generations American children have looked forward to summer vacation and the time away from the classroom. For previous generation this meant outside activities. For many of children today this means video games and television. One of the easiest ways to help children control their weight and maintain a healthy weight is to stay active and limit the amount of time a child spends in front of the television. The more outside activity a child has during the summer months the more likely they are to maintain a healthy weight.
Another key to the increase in childhood obesity is the prevalence of sugar sweetened beverages. Researchers have found that nearly 90% of teens and children in America drink sugary beverages on a regular basis. By simply drinking water instead of sugary drinks, this can have a significant impact on a child’s weight. In addition, the damage done by sugary drinks also affects a child’s dental health.