Childhood obesity impacts 13.7 million children and teens in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But according to a new study, fewer teens are trying to lose weight. Psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD, weighs in on what factors may be at play.
You might think that the younger we are, the more active we are. But a new study turns that belief on its head:.
For kids who are overweight or obese, the everyday challenges of the teenage years can seem even greater. A recent study says that teens who are teased about their weight are more likely to become obese adults.
For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits.
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Childhood obesity is an immense, growing problem. According to the CDC, it has more than doubled in children, and tripled in adolescents over the past 30 years. With both immediate and long-term side effects to the child, it’s important for parents to understand how to prevent, manage and understand their options for a child who … Read More