“Being overweight can cause diabetes, which can cause blindness and loss of limbs.”
And the source of the problem is:
“Inactivity and excess caloric intake.”
Why is that?
“Children no longer walk to school — they ride. Parents need to work harder — no family dinners. All of these problems lend themselves to improper eating and less activity.”
Dr. Lipman says what parents can do is adopt a healthy lifestyle for the entire family:
“It’s not reasonable to expect that a 10-year-old will eat more healthy, will adopt more activity, if the rest of the family is not in consort with that.
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