With the children’s obesity rate skyrocketing in the United States, more and more parents are wondering how their children can lose weight and if it is healthy to put them on a diet.
For example, a 12 year old girl can lose weight successfully through diet and exercise if the process is handled with care. Success begins in the home and is subject on the parents’ willingness to see their child succeed. Pressuring tactics and condemnation will never work, and only cause long-term effects on your child’s self-esteem and self-worth.
Physical trainers who work exclusively with children to lose weight have done so successfully by making exercise fun and inviting. Most 12 year olds enjoy too much television time and video games, while leading a sedentary lifestyle. Children should be encouraged to get up off the couch and start moving. Group activities and games are excellent ways to get pre-teen children to lose weight. If efforts are being done at home, the leader should be the parent. As a parent, leading by example is crucial in your child’s success. Don’t expect your child to exercise while you sit on the couch eating.
Enrolling your child in a fun dance class or swimming lesson is another option for parents of young girls who want to lose weight. There are a variety of classes available in nearly every community.
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