Around Town
Twin Brook Golf Center
Out & About - Summer 2013
Colts Neck Cares 1st Annual Benefit for Bella
Ask The Experts
AskThe Expert - Stacy Lynn Costa MA, Ed.S.
AskThe Expert - Mike Moretti
Ask the Experts: Vincent J Puma
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
Bay Wellness - Health After Menopause
Bay Wellness - How Can An Ultrasound Help?
Best Bets
The Guide 2014 - Downtown Tile
The Guide 2014 - Kleban Furniture
Best Bet - Merry Mutts
Black Book
Cover Story
Carol Stillwell - Business Leader, Philanthropist, Equestrian
Lovin' Life - Big Joe Henry
A Little Bit Country - Corey Wagar
Daytripper
Day Tripper - Bushkill Falls
Day Tripper - Delaware Water Gap
Day Tripper - Peddlers Village
Eats
Staten Island EatBeat - Nino’s Restaurant
Eats: Rosalia Italian Marketplace
Eats: Sickles Market
Etc
Etc - Tired, Busy, Distracted, and Resigned
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Etc - Turkey Day
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Kids Fashions
Fall Guide - Art of Wine
Weigh In - Which Halloween mask wins the creepy award?
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Taylor Franzreb
Featured Artist - Amy Puccio
Featured Artist - Carol Bruno
Gift Guide
Gift Guide - Ginger’s Day Spa
Gift Guide - Linger
The Guide 2014 - Cosmetic Medic
Health Talk
Health Talk - The Compounding Facility
Health Talk - Asaad H. Samra, MD, FACS - Samra Plastic Surgery
Health Talk - Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health 2014 - LIVING Pain-Free
HWB 2014 - Abraham Biegeleisen, D.D.S, P.C.
HWB 2014 - Atlantic Age Management
Homes
Continuing Stories - The Bianchinos
Sunrise to Sunset - The Bonfiglio's
A Grand Redesign
Letter
Spring has Sprung!
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Warm Winter Wishes
Living in Colts Neck
It's All in the Details
Impeccable Style
All The Pretty Horses
Newsletter Articles
Letting In The Light
The Home: Cabitron - Design Trends
Parker Family Health Center Named Beneficiary
Our Picks
Our Pick - Asahi
United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union
Health - The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center
People On The Move
Kids On The Move: John Blakeslee
People On The Move: Andrea Mesh
People on the Move: Dorothee Volpini de Maestri-Gerberding
Summer Guide
Summer Guide 2014 - Our Jersey Shore
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
Summer Guide 2014 - Out & About
The Bay
The Bay - Welcome to the Premiere
The Bay - One Stop Women’s Health
The Bay - Could I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know it?
The Guide
The Guide 2013 - Poor Cat Designs
Company Profile - Rehability, LLC
The Guide 2014 - ACD Custom Granite
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - AIR DOCTORS, INC.
The Home - Landscaping by Mike Pantina
The Home Guide - Oasis Backyard Farms
Weigh In
Weigh In - What is your favorite TV show?
Weigh In - What did you want to be when you grew up?
StreetBeat - Your Most Memorable Halloween Costume

Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
05/03/2011

Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair


Obesity treatment – and prevention – begins at home. Here’s how to make weight loss a family affair.




An alarming statistic that one third of U.S. adults meet the criteria for obesity has created a call for more family  medicine physicians to identify and intervene in patient obesity during childhood, when some long-term health effects  can be prevented or at least minimized.

Obesity treatment – and prevention – begins at home. Here’s how to make weight loss a family affair.

“The thing to remember is that obesity can be reversed,” says family medicine physician Jennifer Turkish, M.D. “The  earlier the intervention occurs the more potential there is to change contributing lifestyle and eating factors,” says Dr.  Turkish. Early intervention is especially important because it is now known that childhood and adolescent metabolic  syndrome, in which hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, and high cholesterol occur concomitantly, can lead to  premature atherosclerosis and significantly increased cardiovascular disease risk early in life.

As physicians in many specialties have learned, “scare tactics” are ineffective when talking to adult obese patients  about obesity’s health effects — cardiovascular disease and diabetes in particular — before those effects compromise  patients’ lives. With adolescents, scare tactics are even less effective because most children don’t think about the long- term effects of any issue, especially health related ones.

It may be more instructive to have the child (in concert with parents, if appropriate) identify concrete issues he or she  faces because of obesity, whether it’s social ostracization by peers or the sheer physical discomfort of being  overweight, and craft a “treatment plan” accordingly. Unhealthy behaviors may be contagious, but so are healthy ones.

Sometimes it’s difficult to be healthy, and we may start adopting behaviors that really don’t work well.”There are some  things we can do consciously and even small changes can make a long-term difference in weight,” says Dr. Turkish.

To curb the childhood-obesity epidemic, health experts have long urged parents to make healthy changes to their  family’s lifestyle — such as eating nutritiously, reducing TV time, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep.

Obesity experts stress that the key is to start somewhere, and these routines are as good a place as any. “We don’t have  to be running marathons every day,” says Dr. Turkish. “Even moderate improvements can translate into a marked effect  on body weight.” And when it comes to Wcontrolling weight, especially in youngsters, every pound counts.”



7 Super Ways to Countdown to Health

1) Don’t diet.
Focus on encouraging diet changes that result in healthier meals.


2) Plan family events that include being outdoors and are based around movement.

3) Encourage kids to make a list of healthy choices for foods and activities.

4) Join the local Community Y on the family plan.
There’s day care plus activities for kids and adults of all ages.


5) Try to have dinner together at least a few nights each week.
Skipping meals results in more high-calorie snacking. Make dinner together so kids get a sense of what healthy meal  planning entails.


6) Stock your home with fresh fruits and vegetables to help eliminate fats and carbs from the diet.

7) Avoid diet soda and soda, and limit salt intake.
Drink water. Soda contains empty calories. For variety, sip natural, reduced sugar juices with added nutrients. Excessive  salt has been linked to high blood pressure which, in turn, can lead to heart attack, stroke and many other diseases.

www.rbmc.org








Powered by eDirectory™