Teenage obesity and teenage weight gain is harder to control than childhood obesity. This is because children are more receptive to advice and suggestions than teens. Also, you cannot chide a teenager in the same way as a pre-teen as we all know :) As we grow into adolescence, we grow physically as well as mentally. We become much more sensitive and stubborn than before. As teenagers, I am sure you remember, we think of ourselves as more intelligent than our parents. I am definitely one to … [Read more...] about Reasons Behind Teenage Weight Gain
If you have a child of 6 to 8 years old that wants to start exercising and lifting weights, you may find yourself wondering what you should do. While some think it is perfectly fine for children to exercise, there are others that think differently. The long and short of it is that yes, it is beneficial for your child to partake in exercise or a training regimen although there are a few things that you should keep in mind once this starts to happen. Children And Exercise No matter how you … [Read more...] about Children And Exercise
I have bugged my wife for a long time that my kids have never had a pop tart. As you could imagine morning TV is full of commercials for food and sugary food at that, so what about these Pop Tarts? Yesterday we got a box of pop tarts for the kids as they finally won over my wife. Growing up I never had pop tarts myself but I am sure it is only because my parents cared about me. in my 20s I had a few so I of course know what they are. So here is the scoop. Are Pop Tarts good for you? Are … [Read more...] about Are Pop Tarts good for you?
Exercise may fight off depression and improve self-esteem in over children, researchers here said. But according to one key measure, white children seemed to benefit more from exercise than black youngsters, a difference the scientists found intriguing but not easily accounted for. In a randomized trial, heavy kids who exercised for 40 minutes a day saw decreases in depressive symptoms and improvements in self-esteem compared with those who remained sedentary, Karen Petty, M.D., of the … [Read more...] about Exercise will boost kids self image
There is a new study out from the University of Alberta that shows that kids can be heavier but still be metabolically healthy. When we look at health in kids there are many different measurements that we can do to grade their health. In the study done by the University of Alberta the reasearchers actually found that of the 181 kids between 8 and 17 that according to the scale where obese that one third of them were actually metabolically healthy, that is they were not imminently at risk … [Read more...] about Can Kids be Heavier and Healthy?
It is no secret that childhood obesity is on the rise. Truth to be told, obesity has been around for sometime now, but childhood obesity is more of a recent phenomenon. Now let me tell you the root cause behind obesity. Almost everyone would say that you become obese because of following unhealthy eating habits, but WHY do your kids follow unhealthy food habits? Is it just to satiate their tastebuds? If that would have been the case, then they would be eating those "bad" foods only … [Read more...] about Cure for Childhood Obesity: Let Your Child Snack
Do you know that the regular, calorie rich diet your kid gets at home and outside could be the cause behind his ADHD? For most people, it is no secret that excessive junk food consumption cause weight gain, but few are aware of the fact that these foods could negatively affect the behavioural patterns of kids as well. If your kid is not following a healthy diet, then he is likely to suffer from several behavioural disorders, including ADHD. I don't want to try and really give you medical … [Read more...] about Food Tips to Help Keep Your Kids From Behaviour Problems
Do you worry that your child is obese? You probably understand the many health problems and deadly diseases that are associated with obesity. If your child is obese, he or she runs an increased risk of developing: Type II diabetes Osteoarthritis Sleep apnea Heart disease or stroke Cancer Gallbladder disease Gout High blood pressure Everyone is different, and that includes children. With 2 identical looking kids, one may be obese and the other may be healthy. There are … [Read more...] about What to Do If You Think Your Child is Obese
Although this stat does not surprise me much it does make me sad. I have two kids and although I am pretty sure they are getting close to the amount of exercise they should be getting, the majority of kids are falling well below guidelines for exercise and good eating Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. One Hour Exercise Per Day Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate … [Read more...] about 75% of Kids Not Exercising Enough
All of us that are parents of children, whether our children are newborns or 18 years old we worry about them. Child obesity is a very bad problem in the US and because of lack of exercise and a terrible diet by many this problem is only getting worse. Really one of the things that we can always give our kids is a love for exercise and I for one am always promoting it in my house and community as well. I have found an infographic that speaks to childhood exercisebut also wanted to break … [Read more...] about Infographic on Childhood Exercise
If you thought your kids have acquired their junk food eating habits from peers, you may not be wholly true. Habits start quite early in the life of a human, and if your kid is taught the benefits of healthy eating right from infancy, they are less likely to indulge in junk food eating out of peer pressure, if at all, than otherwise. A formula which works very well in this case is palate training. What Is Palate Training? Contrary to its name, this formula is pretty simple and … [Read more...] about Palate Training Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid Weight Gain.
Workouts are something hated not only by kids but also adults. Now, if you hate workouts as much as your kid then this article would benefit both of you. Believe it or not, a well-balanced workout regimen could single-handedly keep you fit and healthy throughout your whole life. And of course, no one said you need to do boring cardio for hours or spend 2 hours in your local gym. Simple activities could help you and your kids keep the pounds away. Kids Lifestyle Changes One reason behind the … [Read more...] about Does Your Kid Hate Exercise? Here is a Solution.
Thanks to the considerable awareness about weight loss generated by experts and media alike, almost all of those so-called 'bad foods' now have seemingly 'good alternatives' so that you could enjoy your favorite foods without getting fatter. So we have diet drinks to replace fizzy drinks and diet soda to replace the original sweet soda. But how healthy are these diet alternatives? In this article we shall take a closer look at that. The Problem with Diet Soda Take diet soda for example. … [Read more...] about Is Diet Soda Harmful?
There is a lot of concern over the growing rate of childhood obesity today. In the United States, at least one child in every five is over or obese. Genetic factors play a role but the primary causes of obesity are consumption of high-calorie foods and inadequate physical activity. Due to the rising rate of obesity, -related diseases are becoming common among children and adolescents. There are many health risks of childhood obesity, including the following. Health Risks of Childhood … [Read more...] about Health Risks of Childhood Obesity
When we were kids, my brother was addicted to soda, just like my father. The only difference between them is that, while father could gulp down can after can of that sweet liquid, my brother was allowed to drink no more than one liter and-a-half per day. However, when my brother realized that soda was responsible behind his ever increasing fat belly, he decided he would take no more of it. Getting rid of soda wasn't easy for him, but he got rid of it eventually. Now that he has come of … [Read more...] about Is Soda Responsible For Childhood Obesity?