Battling Childhood Obesity Amid the Pandemic
Have you considered whether you are living to eat or eating to live?
One side effect of the pandemic has been the fact that many children have remained indoors without much physical activity.
According to the World Health Organization, childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge, and the prevalence is increasing at an alarming rate.
Thankfully, there is good news! In most cases, obesity is preventable and manageable.
The first step is to choose healthful eating habits. And by setting this example, your kids will likely follow.
When healthy habits, such as consuming nutritious food and more water, exercising regularly at least 30 minutes daily, and sleeping well are maintained, they become a lifestyle.
Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her friends as they explore simple ways to prevent and reverse childhood obesity.
Ugonna Kem Woods, MD, is a board-certified physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is affiliated with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Abrazo Maryvale Campus and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Pastor Louis Torres is an internationally acclaimed speaker, evangelist, author, trainer and musician. He has a Doctorate of Ministry, Doctorate of Humane Letters and Masters in Public Health. He has published more than 10 books and is also the cofounder and director of Black Hills Lifestyle Medical Institute while serving as an administrator with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years.