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More Playtime with Dad—Lower Obesity Risks for Kids

Dads, did you know if you spend more time with your kids, they’re more likely to grow up at a healthy weight?


fatherandkidsatpark.PNGA new study shows that children with involved fathers have a lower risk of obesity. Activities as simple as making meals, playing outside together, and discipline during the 2 to 4 year range were examined in this study.

Study results show that by age 4, kids who spent time with their father taking walks and doing other activities were 30 percent less likely to be obese than compared to those who spent less time with their father.

Read a full review of the study and find a link to the study here