It seems like every time I turn on the news someone else is shouting about the obesity epidemic in America. And you know what? They’re right. When I was a kid, we didn’t worry so much about it, but we were a lot more active then (and we didn’t have PS3s, the Internet or any of the other things that make kids stay inside day in and day out). The simplest way you can combat a weight problem in your child is to get him or her up and out. Outdoor activities, whether that’s climbing a tree, riding a bike or just hiking in a local park, can really do the trick for kids struggling with weight problems. Of course, a healthy diet and limited access to soda, sugar and unhealthy snacks will also help.