Russell Solomon Has Just Launched A New Campaign To Prevent Childhood Obesity
05/03/2011

Russell Solomon said according to recommendations presented in a recent report on childhood obesity conducted by Pennington biomedical research Center Louisiana State University, parents should encourage children to embrace more outdoor activity.

Online PR News – 03-May-2011 – – New Orleans - Russell Solomon Has Just started a new lecture series On Obesity Prevention In Teenage Girls.

Russell Solomon said according to recommendations presented in a recent report on childhood obesity conducted by Pennington biomedical research Center Louisiana State University, parents should encourage children to embrace more outdoor activity.

According to Russell Solomon:

Above anything else I challenge you to get involved with your kids are as a family in some form of exercise are play. Exercise becomes more effective as it becomes a daily habit or routine therefore try to pick an activity like volleyball and designate days out of the week for the family to get outside.

”Overweight in children and adolescents is generally caused by lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of the two. Keeping that in mind genetics and lifestyle both play important roles in determining a child's weight. Our society has become very sedentary. Television, computer and video games contribute to children's inactive lifestyles. As a result, 43% of adolescents watch more than 2 hours of television each day. Children, especially girls, become less active as they move through adolescence."

Russell Solomon went on to say that he credits the volleyball and softball with keeping young girls active and fit. Without some form of physical exercise like volleyball he felt that many more adolescent girls would succumbed to obesity and other weight related health issues.

Listed below are a few suggestions design to help parents prevent childhood obesity.

• Establish household rules for television and computer use, and set reasonable limits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children and youth watch no more than two hours of quality television programming per day.

Teachers and School Administrators should incorporate and promote physical activity breaks during and between classes. Try five minutes of activity such as marching in place, and stretching. It is also recommended that the teacher should include music in order to make the activities fun for the kids while they exercise.

The lectures also made a recommendation to Policy Makers to provide tax credits to parents whose children participate in physical activity programs to help cover fees, equipment, and uniforms.

"Above anything else I challenge you to get involved with your kids are as a family in some form of exercise are play. Exercise becomes more effective as it becomes a daily habit or routine therefore try to pick an activity like volleyball and designate days out of the week for the family to get outside."

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