The risk of obesity in adolescence starts in early childhood

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Mayank Jain
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The risk of obesity in adolescence starts in early childhood

Source: Times of India

Chubby cheek and dimple chin babies attract everyone's attention. Almost all the babies in childhood are a little plum and with age, they lose their baby fat. This is a normal part of infancy but too much chubbiness does not fall into the category of baby fat, it is simply obesity. This is not all; childhood obesity also even increases the risk of bulkiness in adolescence.

Childhood obesity can be a window to numerous health-related problems that may crop up with age. Diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and high blood pressure are some of the common metabolic issues accompanied by obesity. To keep babies healthy and fit it is important to teach them good eating habits at an early age. 

Sleep and obesity are directly linked with each other. Lack of sleep can increase cravings for unhealthy food. Children need to sleep more than adults. The hours vary as per age. With age, a child’s sleeping hours decrease. Maintain a healthy sleeping habit and follow the same routine daily.

Dehydration can also make kids feel hungry and can be a reason for high-calorie intake. Small kids could not tell when they are feeling thirsty, so parents need to take extra care of this by maintaining the fluid level. Parents can give them water, coconut water, or freshly squeezed fruit juices.

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