If heart healthy habits are introduced into your child’s daily routine, chances are he/she will follow these habits forever.
The number of children suffering from heart ailments has reached an all time high. The unfortunate fact is that it is not only poor diet and lack of physical activity that causes this. Some children are genetically predisposed to having heart diseases.
So what can you do to make sure that your child’s heart stays healthy forever?
Diet: With all the junk food available in the market, it’s difficult to stop your children from trying it. However, if they are regularly taught about the ill effects of junk food, they will be more aware of the repercussions. Provide your child with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.
Fitness: An emphasis on regular physical activity will keep your children active. Enroll him/her into sports programs, and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and jogging. Once they learn the importance of physical fitness, they are more likely to enjoy the habit of regular exercise, which will reduce their risk of getting heart disease in the future.
The Right Example: Children follow what their parents do, therefore it is important for you to set the right example by adopting a healthy lifestyle for yourself.
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