Creating Healthy Lifestyles and Preventing Childhood Obesity. Jamelynn Evans, LCSW Exercise Physiologist. Outline. Background Information Introduction Purpose Exercise Nutrition Hydration Sleep Stress Management Mythbusters. Background Information. How to use this presentation:
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Creating Healthy Lifestyles andPreventing Childhood Obesity
Jamelynn Evans, LCSW
Building a healthy lifestyle involves both choices and actions. A healthier lifestyle can be accomplished with the choices and actions that you make each day.
Exercise is not always easy. Here are some “tools” to help you along the way. Keep in mind, tools do not work if you do not use them. Example: A vacuum does not clean a rug if you do not pick it up, turn it on, and use it, right? Well, the same is true with the following tools.
Take a nature hike
Go to a park / playground
Go to a local/public swimming pool
Play hide & seek (outside)
Incorporate physical activity into chores
Family membership to a local gym Relay races
Running / jogging
Go to the batting cages
Enroll kids in exercise classes
Join a sports team
Walk the dog
Nerf basketball (indoors)
Video games (Wii)
A calendar can be a helpful part of a workout plan.
* Weight loss = eating fewer calories per day and/or exercising so that your body needs more energy and uses up more calories.
Fats, Carbohydrates, & Proteins
Foods high in mono-unsaturated fats:
nuts (macadamia, peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios)
Foods high in saturated fats include:
animal products such as butter, cheese, and cream
coconut, palm, and palm kernel oils.
Sweets – ice cream, cookies, cakes, etc.
It’s best to choose most of your carbohydrates from complex carbs!
Good protein choices
Almonds, peanuts, cashews
Healthy Eating Tips
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Do you use positive coping strategies?
Find time for yourself
Talk to someone
Get plenty of sleep
Find time for fun
Listen to music
Do you use negative coping strategies?
Smoking or drinking
Overeating / under-eating
Watching too much TV
Sleeping too much
Filling all your time to avoid facing problems
Taking it out on others