Boosting Immunity In Children
ParentEdge|January - February 2021
Children who learn to love physical activity in all of its forms will grow up to be adults who are active.
Dr. Madhu Goel

The change can start with eliminating all junk food. Recent estimates suggest that at least 2.5 million children in India suffer from extreme obesity. Consequences of obesity in children can range from potentially serious health problems to psychological and social issues. Besides increasing, such children’s risk for serious ailments such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, obesity can have a disastrous effect on their immune system. While a strong immune system provides a child with powerful natural defenses against disease, a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable or more susceptible to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses.

Ways to boost immunity in children:

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