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Running Head: MY PLAN 1 My Plan Alyciea Kotnour Southern New Hampshire University
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MY PLAN 2 Everything starts when you are a child. As a child, you form habits that often stay with you for the remainder of your life, or at least for a large portion of your life. Because those habits can stay with you, and form such an enormous impact on you, it is important to ensure that the habits formed as a child are good habits. According to Manger (2017), “Childhood obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems.” That being said, obesity is something we need to target and eliminate, starting from a young age. He stated, “A failure to exercise enough and parents not cooking fresh, healthy meals, are two of them….” (Manger, 2017) proving that we need to enforce better eating and exercising habits in children. Something that we really need to think about, is yes unhealthy/junk food may be much cheaper and easier to feed our children, but is it really worth compromising their health? One thing stated in the article is that children are being given too many (often unhealthy) snacks throughout the day. Instead of giving children so many snacks, we need to be encouraging them to drink more water to ensure that they are well hydrated, as well as drinking water can curb their cravings. However, even though we should cut down on the number of snacks they should be receiving, we should still be giving them a few snacks when needed. We just need to ensure that we are giving them healthier snacks, such as fruits and vegetables. To ensure that children are getting enough exercise throughout the day is not only vital, but is actually very easy to do. Exercise does not have to be something redundant like running or using free weights or exercise machines. In total reality, no child should be doing any of those three things except running as it is. When you think about it, what is one of children’s favorite things to do? Play. Children love to play. They love playing fetch with their dog, running around the yard or playground, being chased, etc. It is overly easy to incorporate these things in every day activity. During the summer, those types of things are often done most of the day, every day.
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