Anytime the topic of childhood obesity (or adult obesity, for that matter) comes up, the top two solutions are always diet and exercise. But here’s the problem. Even though everyone knows about diet and exercise, they just don’t work. Despite the scare tactics about eating right and getting off the couch, there are three factors that are actually much more successful.
So what does work? Turns out it’s all about routines. Specifically three of them:
- Limiting tv and other screen time to two hours or less per day
- Having meals together as a family at least five night per week
- Putting the kids to bed earlier, the magic number is 10 1/2 hours per night