“It takes a village to raise a child.” You’ve probably heard that quote in the past, and there is alot of truth behind it. During childhood and adolescence, our bodies and minds grow at anunprecedented rate and set the foundation for the rest of our life. Our development is forgedthrough the challenges and new experiences we encounter growing up. Top researchers havediscovered that our experiences around food, movement and exercise play a massive role inour future health and even our susceptibility to disease processes as we age!
Developing a healthy child isn’t easy. The ease of modern living includes everything from fooddelivery to instant downloads of the latest video games. Yet, if you’re like me, there still neverseems to be enough time! It can be challenging to encourage healthy habits for ourselves andour kids. However, a little bit of effort today can pay huge dividends down the road. The numberof children in the past 20 years who are now classified as overweight or obese has skyrocketedand, as a result, many of the medical conditions which were typically associated with adultshave now afflict our kids.