my kid is 8 yes old, weighing more than 40 kg, his abdomen has much fat. though his height is commensurate his weight, he no active in games. though he does excel in all activities, he complains of his feet aching and fatigue.

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Your son is not just overweight, he is obese. You need to encourage some sort of physical activity if you want him to lead a healthy life. HIs ideal weight according to his age should be 26.42 kgs, so you can imagine. Feet aches are because of the extra load that his feet have to carry and fatigue is again because of his being overweight. I would suggest that you consult a dietician and ensure that he loses his weight in a healthy way.

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