Weight Loss in Children

Written by Cass Hope

What is “too young” to begin a weight loss program with children? Is there actually such a thing? There are many different opinions onrepparttar topic of child obesity but one thing everyone can agree on is that it is becoming an epidemic in North America. Many reports show that obesity now kills more people in a year than smoking does. So whose fault is it? I don’t think there is any one area of blame but a combination of many. The fast paced lives that we lead have created more of a demand for “quick” meals whether they are pre packages or fast foods. The consumption of junk food is at an all time high with more and more variety that are all very attractive to our kids. Parents often think they are doing something nice for their kids when they give in torepparttar 141629 demands of “I have to have that” when they seerepparttar 141630 constant advertising of attractive and yummy treats on television. Lack of exercise, face it many kids to day are just plain lazy. So is a weight loss programrepparttar 141631 answer for overweight and obese kids? My answer is definitely yes. If however you ask me isrepparttar 141632 answer to put these kids on a diet…my answer is definitely NO! So what isrepparttar 141633 difference? Weigh loss means changingrepparttar 141634 way your child eats in a very positive way. Tell them to eat more fruits and

Weight Gain = Poor Quality of Life

Written by Michael Lewis

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Title ----- Weight Gain = Poor Quality of Life

Weight Gain = Poor Quality of Life ------------------------------------------ Gaining up to 20 pounds over four years can significantly decrease quality of life, according to a study inrepparttar 141197 Dec. 8 issue ofrepparttar 141198 Journal ofrepparttar 141199 American Medical Association.

The study asked over 40,000 women to rate their ability to perform simple tasks, their experience with bodily pain, and their overall vitality duringrepparttar 141200 study period to determine how weight gain or loss affects quality of life.

Weight Gain Increased Feelings Of Bodily Pain ---------------------------------------------- The study found that a weight gain of 5-20 pounds resulted in decreased physical functioning and lower overall feelings of vitality. Weight gain also increased feelings of bodily pain.

"We asked simple questions about lifting and carrying groceries, climbing flights of stairs, and their experience with a range of basic functions of daily life," Harvard University assistant professor of medicine Ichiro Kawachi, MD, tells WebMD. The women were asked 36 questions that rated their abilities on a scale from 0 to 100.

"We found that weight gain was amongrepparttar 141201 strongest predictors of declining physical function, stronger than current smoking," says Kawachi, who co-authoredrepparttar 141202 study along with a team of Harvard researchers. "We also found that even with women who started out at a normal range of weight, a moderate gain of 5-19 pounds was still associated with a decline in functioning and energy level."

The study also found that while weight gain and loss were associated withrepparttar 141203 worst and best quality of life scores, it found that among women who maintained their weight, quality of life remained high.

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