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Posts Tagged ‘Overweight’

Children Then vs Children Now

During nutrition counseling, I often have parents compare their children’s eating habits with their own as a child. Parents often use it to excuse their child’s poor eating patterns. However, times have changed since we  were kids and that changes the big picture. Today, 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. They are the…

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New Year’s Resolutions

After spending more time with family and friends, the second most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States is to regularly workout, and the third is to lose weight. Does either resolution sound familiar to you? Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, more so than anything else we can do. Regular…

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Physical Activity

Physical activity is a great way to expend calories and to lose weight. Everything counts.  Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from the grocery store to increase walking, sitting at your desk and tensing your muscles and relaxing.  Doing a little exercise throughout your day adds up and can have positive…

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The Obesity Epidemic

A clip from HBO Documentary Films: Weight of the Nation.  A new study published this past month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine predicts that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030, and 11 percent of the population will be severely obese—or roughly 100 pounds overweight—by that year. Healthcare costs also continue…

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