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.
Get your child moving with plenty of heart-healthy exercise using these tips and suggestions from a Q&A with a pediatric cardiologist.
You might think that having high cholesterol is a worry only for adults. But with childhood obesity doubling in the United States in the past 30 years, youngsters now are at greater risk for having high cholesterol.
Want to get your kids involved in making smart eating decisions? It’s about more than limiting access to unhealthy options. It’s also about educating our kids about nutrition so it doesn’t feel like a punishment. We can do this in simple, everyday ways. Here are five suggestions for parents to involve kids in healthy eating: … Read More
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If you want to help your overweight child get healthier, consider a weight-management plan that includes an active gaming system – where you use your entire body to play rather than only a controller. A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more … Read More
We all know that carrying around extra body fat isn’t good for us. But you may not realize that losing weight can help prevent kidney disease in otherwise-healthy people. Trimming down might also slow disease progression in people already diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, according to nephrologist Sankar Navaneethan, MD. “Obesity and being overweight are … Read More
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
Watch our Google+ Hangout On Air about obesity and heart health called Obesity: The Heavy Impact on Your Heart, which took place in a live Q&A with our experts on Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m., EST. This Google+ Hangout On Air is the first in a three-part series about obesity. Watch the discussion with our … Read More
Many kids today are struggling with their weight. In the last several decades, obesity has become all too common in American children. Find out why rates are rising and access tips to help kids reach a healthy weight. Read the full story: Help Kids Slim Down and Live Longer
What do type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, trouble making friends and falling grades have in common? They all affect kids who are too heavy. Discover why kids’ weight is rising, the 5 warning signs for obesity, and tips for helping kids reach a healthy weight.