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Obese Kids | Seven Tips to Help Kids Lose Weight

1. Make eating healthy a family undertaking - Fill your fridge and
pantry with fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, low-fat cheese, nuts and
snacks for the whole family. According to a recent study in the Journal
Archives of Family Medicine,where families eat together the children
have healthier diets than those who don't.

2. Set an Example - As a parent, your eating habits directly affect your
child's eating behavior. If only one of the parents is obese, statistics
say that there is 25% more chance that your child will also be
overweight when he grows up.

3. Don't mention the word diet - If you put your child on a diet,
basically you are setting him/her up for an eating disorder such as
closet eating, binge eating, or some other type of disorder. One of the
most effective proven weight loss methods for keeping it off is creating
a change in lifestyle.

4. Be Supportive - Support your child with positive feedback. Inspire
him and show compassion. Rather than saying, "You need to lose weight",
you could say "Let's start taking care of our bodies and be healthy".
Address the foods your child can eat, rather than the ones that they
cannot. For example, tell them "Let's go to the grocery store and pick
out some nice fruit to make a fruit bowl' rather than, 'You can't eat

5. Have set meal servings - Instead of serving your meals buffet-style,
portion the meals onto the dishes. When there is a large amount of food
in front of you, it's easy for your eyes to be bigger than your stomach.
Then wait awhile before having seconds, as the urge to eat more tends to
lessen as everything settles.

6. Be active – Get out and do something active regularly. Go for a walk
and at the same time make it fun, so it's something your children will
look forward to. If it's affordable enroll them in physical activities
such as dancing or skating, something that your kids enjoy doing
regularly. Or you could play dance music and have fun dancing around the

7. Breakfast - Studies have shown that a breakfast consisting of starch,
protein and fat will keep your children more focused during school and
that weight loss is much harder for people who don't have breakfast.

Today's Health Tip
How much do you sleep? Do you sleep sufficiently?...

Sleep specialist Michael Stevenson, Ph.D. says that if you sleep half the time you are in bed, then your sleep efficiency is only 50%. The idea is to attain a rate of 90%.
If you go to bed at 10:00 pm with the idea of getting up at 6:00am, but you just can fall asleep until 2:00am,then Dr. Stevenson says don't go to bed until 2:00am. Rather than laying awake and sleepless for 4 hours, you will feel better if you don't go to bed till then.
After 7 days of sleeping well for those 4 hours, go to bed 15 minutes earlier the following week. And after successfully achieving this, keep adding another 15 minutes each week,but cut back whenever you are having trouble again.
"You sneak up on it a bit at a time" Dr. Stevenson says. "Almost immediately, people begin to feel better. Ironically, you are using sleep restriction as a weapon against insomnia.". More Health Tips

Alcoholism - Cirrhosis of the Liver - Care Plan

irrhosis of the liver is often associated with alcoholism however it also occurs in individuals who never drink. Chronic alcoholics may exhibit cirrhosis due to repeated damage of the liver by the alcohol. The precise cause is unknown, however the link between alcohol and cirrhosis is well documented. Other possible causes include poor nutrition, especifically a deficiency of vitamin B, genetic deficiencies, long standing obstruction of the common duct that drains the bile, extended periods of exposure to drugs and other toxic chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride. Cirrhosis is more common among men between the ages of 40 and 60. Read more...


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