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?