By Katharine Branham - [email protected]
When I was little my brother and I would play outside from sun up to sun down climbing, jumping rope, and street games of ball.
Gone are the days of mom sending their children outside during the summer to play, with computers and video games taking the place of physical activity? Now the days of summer are filled with the most current video games and fatty snacks combine together. While sadly the last sentence might excite some it ultimately leads to the beginning of a weight struggle as adults.
What it basically leads to is ‘summer fat’. Summer and fat had not been seen together in the past. In fact most people believed shedding the pounds before swimsuit season from our winter hibernation and holiday parties. That still maybe the case for adults but for the children more video games are on the way with and trip to the store for a covenant box of frozen foods easy for the little game junkie to prepare for themselves. If this is how you think, don’t forget the high fructose beverage to wash it down, buy cases that way the fat is easy to put on with plenty to drink. Fatty foods make fat adults and children. There are plenty of healthy alternatives for snacks and meals the kids will love. Don’t promote sitting on the computer or in front of the television.
We’re breeding fat people starting with inactive kids. A child living like this is no different than veal or chicken, if you are keeping them stationary and well feed on high fat. The calories continue to pour in with no movement then wham, mom and dad can’t figure out why Johnny is so round now.
Stop and think, make healthy choices about food and get moving. With it being summer go swimming, hiking, or get outside and teach the kids what you did on summer days growing up.
They will be happy to spend the time with you growing healthy together.