Health Tip: Help Prevent Obesity(HealthDay News) -- Obesity can develop as a result of poor eating habits, inactivity or genetics. To help prevent obesity, the URMC suggests: Work to change your family's eating habits and activity levels. Be a role model for healthy eating and physical activity. Limit screen time to less than two hours per day. Keep the pantry stocked with healthier snacks. Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.