There are many ups and downs to being a mom, as mentioned in MomAtWork’s blog ‘Working Mother Syndrome’. Some side effects being postpartum depression resulting in carelessness, selflessness, and anxiety. Other effects being time constraints. All of these can cause one to neglect taking care of self, exercise. Witnessed it first hand growing up. Wondering just how much is remembered from childhood? Is there a parallel between behaviors in children and adults? Weight loss clientele often say, “When they eat, I nibble on their food. I do a lot of snacking.” Well, what can a child do during mom’s workout play in play pen, jumping chair, sleep, or watch mommy exercise? Sound easy, it’s not but if it became a habit like putting them down for a nap then eventually it could become a lifestyle like brushing teeth.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” It is a known fact that children copy what they see, they see lips move and learn to talk, they see adults open the door and they begin opening everything, they see mom exercise then eventually…got it. What are listed causes to look out for: taking in more calories than they burn, more than 6 hours a day of television, playing video games and only 2 to 3 hours of physical education in schools per week to mention a few things from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. What about the environment, how does that play a factor? Well here, “Georgia has the number-two highest incidence of childhood obesity in the nation,” said the state commissioner of health Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald. With causes presented, what are the effects on kids: increased risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, strokes, sleep apnea, cancers, and being obese as adults to name a few. Taking a minimum of one hour a day for self health 3-6 days a week still sound so bad or are your kids really that important? Congratulations to Maria Kang, inspirational lady, who didn’t set out to look like anyone else but apparently from reading her story; she made a choice to be healthy despite stereotypical odds that are against her (being a hard working mother).
Disclaimer : These are tips, everyone must consult with doctor, registered dietician and/or personal trainer before starting any new exercise and nutrition regime.
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