Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle among Kids  

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) is bringing healthy lifestyle awareness to secondary school children. It is better to introduce healthy lifestyle early so kids can incorporate it and understand its importance when they grow up. HPB knows that students spend most of their time in school. In line with this, HPB developed a school program that helped hundreds to lose weight and stop smoking.

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The programme is called Student Health Adviser Programme. It started way back 2010. The initial program only covered 8 secondary schools but it will be expanded through time. HPB will make sure to bring the awareness to additional 50 secondary schools, 5 Polytechnics and 3 Institutes of Technical Education by the end of 2018. The health programmes are spearheaded by HPB in the hopes of reducing the rate of obesity and other chronic illnesses in Singapore.

The initial program helped 30% of more than five hundred overweight students. Overweight students attended the Weight Management Programme. The Weight Management Programme for example covers three sessions which will give students tips on how to promote healthy eating habits and staying active.

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Teenagers should be constantly reminded of healthy food choices and exercise. Food choices and exercise can affect your life in the later years. It is better to start young. If you are a parent, you should encourage healthy living to your kids by being a role model. Remember that your kids follow your lead. If you live an unhealthy life, they will surely tread the same path.

Healthy lifestyle is fun if it is done together with friends. Teenagers will surely like the program of HPB.

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