5 habits for moms that help prevent childhood obesity

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic in the United States. Currently 40% of adults and almost 20% of children are obese. The childhood obesity numbers particularly worry us, because the effects of obesity accumulate over time. A child who is obese is more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and other complications of obesity earlier in life than someone who develops obesity in adulthood. When we think about preventing obesity in children, we naturally tend to think of the children themselves. We think about doing everything we can to be sure they follow healthy lifestyle habits, in particular eating a healthy diet and getting exercise. This is obviously important, but a new study suggests that the lifestyle habits of mothers are important too — perhaps even more important. Using data from two long-running studies, the Nurses’ Health Study and the Growing Up Today Study, researchers looked at associations between the lifestyle habits of mothers and the weights of their children, and found that when mothers followed five health habits, their children were a startling 75% less likely to be obese. The habits were: 1.  Staying at a healthy weight. To figure out if a person’s weight is healthy, we use the body mass index (BMI), a calculation using height and weight. Having a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. 2.  Getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate or vigorous physical activity. 3.  Not smoking (preferably neve...
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