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- Kids who are obese are more likely to be bullied
- Kids who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults
- Being obese increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, joint problems, high blood pressure and certain cancers
- Kids who are obese are more likely to suffer from poor self-image throughout their entire lives
- Kids diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be expected to have a shorter lifespan of about 17 years than kids without diabetes
- Commit to making one change a week in your eating or fitness habits.
- Write down your own health goal. Be specific. Use S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-specific).
For most of us, we know if we need to lose some weight and some inches. A good reference point is to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI). For adults it is simply based on the relationship between our height and our weight. BMI for kids (ages 2-19) is based on their height, weight, plus their age and their gender (male or female). The BMI is not a perfect tool but it is a useful tool. Find out your BMI number by clicking here.
Click here for some great, kid-friendly foods and ideas that kids of all ages will love!
|A picture from my 4th of July vacation on St. Simons Island, Georgia last weekend!|