Thursday, 16 August 2012
Reading through the new issue of Parents magazine, I ran across an article about fighting weight in children. It discussed, of course, the hard struggle it is to keep kids within a reasonable weight with the hectic lives we lead now and that many parents of overweight kids don't realize their child has an issue. It also enlisted a help aid to figure where your child rates as far as their BMI goes. Go to http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/ to find out if your child is within the healthy range, below or above.
Check it out! There are so many reasons to keep in check with your child's weight and eating habits, even if you are busy. It can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and more as adults. Your child could even have high cholesterol right now, not to mention that obesity can cause a lot of upset for them emotionally. I won't rehash the article but if you find that your child's weight is within the upper percentile, give it a read. It could change your child's life and yours.
Have you or your doctor used charts like this to help monitor your child's health and wellness? Do you think measuring childhood BMI is helpful?