Yes! That’s what you want to hear, right? Well, I can’t give you a black and white, yes or no answer because it’s different for everyone. In order to assess this conundrum, you must first accept the true elements of health. To determine what the answer is for you, be sure to take the time to confidentially respond to the questions at the end. You may be surprised at what you … [Read more...] about Can you be Overweight and Healthy at the Same Time?
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Last month, an obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston and a lawyer at Harvard’s School of Public Health set off a firestorm parenting debate: they recommended that seriously overweight children be taken away from their parents, aligning childhood obesity with other forms of childhood abuse. The same week their editorial was published in the Journal of the American … [Read more...] about Overweight Kids Need Help Getting Healthy, Not Foster Care
Obesity was once largely uncommon in always-on-the-move kids; however, in recent decades, the number of children tipping the scales above the desired weight has increased precipitously. Now many children are already on the road to health problems due to the carrying of extra weight. If you are concerned about your child's weight, consider the importance of weight maintenance, … [Read more...] about Overweight Kids
Overweight children have an increased risk of developing many health issues, including asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Children who are overweight are likely to become overweight adults, which further increases their chance of developing health problems. Health experts, including the Mayo Clinic, do not recommend strict or fad diets for overweight children; instead, they … [Read more...] about Diets for Overweight Kids
The number of overweight kids has tripled in the United States from 1970 to 2010, according to Scholastic News Online, and the biggest contributor to this weight increase is television. When kids sit around and watch too much TV, they are not active and tend to snack. Sometimes, it isn't easy to tell whether your child is overweight because children grow at different times and … [Read more...] about Is My Child Overweight?