Monday, July 04, 2016

Before It's Too Late......

Being in proper shape is almost everybody’s priority. If unhappy with ones looks, what not an individual does? If plump, one diets and sweats in the gym for hours and sometimes workouts for long hours in the gym and dieting are also unyielding. If lean, one relies on sprouts or protein drinks spending some extra bucks from the pockets for really a very long time. And still may not be happy if the individual is short as nothing can be done in this aspect; we all know linear growth stops after certain age. Having good looks has an impact on almost every person’s confidence level and hence his success in life. So is it not important to pay an attention to diet in the early days of ones life, the growing years?  I need not remind, it is the whole responsibility of parents to take care of the children from the very beginning of their life. It is their responsibility to see that they are gaining a healthy weight and growing taller with age.

It is not just about proper height and weight gain to look good and feel good, it is much more beyond that. It is living a healthy life ahead, with that healthy mind in the healthy body.  We always relate weight with fat and protein mass in the body but in growing years, a healthy weight gain is related to proper growth of the internal organs of the body by the pediatricians. All the internal organs need to grow into proper size for that proper functioning, contributing to healthy weight and height gain and hence required BMI (Body Mass Index).

Children, especially toddlers, are so much into their own world of playing
and exploring the new world around that they don’t even feel the hunger though their stomachs have emptied long back. The school going ones are so much tired with the activities in the schools that they are on bed as soon as they are back home. They hardly eat on time as we elders do. It is the most crucial time of growth for the children and I need not say, it is the most worrisome matter for the parents.

One runs so much around  children to feed them and still half of the food is left out on platter and the children remain deficient of the nutrition. And so growth rate is slower and the required growth may remain underachieved if care is not taken prior to its cessation. So what should one do to catch up with the lost growth? Very simple, add some extra nutrition to the food so that the nutrition deficiency gets compensated. The quantity need not be more if the quality of the food is great. “It is never too late,”  they say, but that is right only on certain contexts, not  always. Isn’t it? A parent should start taking the right measures before the time( growing period)is completely gone. A healthy drink in the morning and in the evening can do enough benefit to the growing children. Happy parenting.

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