To help keep your preschooler from having to fight the battle of the bulge later in life, leave the stroller behind.
Strollers encourage a more sedentary lifestyle, increasing the chances of obesity down the road. Allow children to walk, says Dr. Joel Steinberg of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. This encourages them to be active.
Steinberg works closely with obese children and insists that the average 3-year-old can walk just as long, but maybe not as fast, as an adult. “Parents usually tire before their kids,” he states.
University of Southwestern News
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