Teen Weight Loss Tips: Adults and Teens
Tips and resources for teens who want to get fit and healthy and for adults committed to helping them build a healthier image.
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"Prevention avoids the pitfalls of dieting in children: possible negative impact on growth and development, body image distortion, learning restrictive eating practices, eating disorders and inappropriate control by adults to a childs intake."
During my time as a Program Specialist in the Nutrition Division, I served on the Obesity Prevention Committee. One of the pushes for School Fitness Programs.Which was kind of sad, because when I was in school, physical education was a part of the curriculum. I didn't appreciate it then, but looking back, I see that we were really blessed that someone recognized the value of children being physically active.
Though it is common knowledge that good eating habits and regular physical activity are critical for maintaining a healthy weight, still "less than 25% of adolescents eat enough fruits and vegetables each day".
Since this post is on the subject of teen weight loss tips, statistics have also shown that "sixty-four percent of high school students don't meet currently recommended levels of physical activity".
We all know that the problem exists, but for some reason, it seems to continue to grow. Is it because of what kids and teens eat at home, school, in child care, at the mall, or all of the above? Who knows. But whatever the cause, CDC reports the number of obese children has tripled in the last 30 years.
That's why it's so wonderful when I see people taking personal responsibility for their own health and fitness. And it really excites me when I hear stories like Cindy Johnson's. She is a Beachbody Diamond Coach out of Louisana implementing Fitness Programs in her area with the Girl Scouts! Helping hundreds of girls get fit and healthy by teaching them principles that will hopefully filter into the choices they make as teens and adults.
Enough of my soap box preaching. You're here for Tips on Teen Weight Loss.
Helpful Tips For Teen Weight Loss
But then again, losing weight isn't easy at any age. It takes committment, but the tips above will help you get off to a great start.
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