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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
September 27, 2017
Tags: Arthritis   diabetes   metatarsaglia  

Childhood obesity is a serious problem affecting approximately a third of American youth ages 10-17. At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC we know that being overweight carries serious health risks for your feet and rest of your body, including a greater risk of conditions such as diabetes, metatarsalgia, arthritis and several other disorders. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One way to help children obtain and maintain a healthy weight is by increasing their level of activity. Here are 7 simple ways to make exercise and fitness activities more enticing:

  1. Take your child places where activity naturally occurs, such as parks, beaches or lakes and community basketball courts or ball fields.
  2. Set a good example by letting your children see you making time for physical activities you enjoy.
  3. Make being active a family affair. Find things you all enjoy doing like taking walks, rollerblading, ice skating, skiing,etc. that are fun and will be looked forward to as a way to spend time together too.
  4. Instead of another video game, give your child toys and equipment that encourages physical activity—balls, skates, bikes, hit-aways and Frisbees will get your child moving. Be sure to provide appropriate protective gear as well (helmets, wrist or knee pads, etc.) to ensure safe play.
  5. Be positive and open to new physical activities your child wants to try. If your child tries something and doesn’t like it, don’t force them to continue but tell them instead that they need to pick another physical activity to replace it.
  6. Bring back neighborhood play. Suggest that instead of texting a nearby friend that your child go outside and play tag, build a fort, rake a leaf pile or enjoy other childhood games.
  7. Listen to your child. If he or she says their feet or ankles hurt, don’t brush it off. Make an appointment at our Pooler, GA office by calling: (912) 330–8885 so our foot doctor, Leonard M. Talarico, DPM, can examine your child’s feet and determine if an injury has occurred or a foot condition is developing.

 

 










 

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