Around Town
Out & About - Summer 2013
Voyagers’ Community School Welcomes Dr. Nel Noddings
Twin Brook Golf Center
Ask The Experts
Ask The Experts - Michael J. Cunningham MD
Ask The Expert: Asaad H. Samra, M.D.
Ask The Expert - Joe Chehova of Lighting World
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - How Can An Ultrasound Help?
Bay Wellness - Don't Forget
Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
Best Bets
The Guide 2015 - The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center
The Guide 2015 - Decorating Den Interiors
The Guide 2015 - Liberty Homes of Staten Island, Inc.
Black Book
Cover Story
A Young Novelty - Sara Samarasinghe
Paul Parmar: A man of the world
Tor Miller Band
Daytripper
Day Tripper - Overnight Adventures
Day Tripper - Lakota Wolf Preserve
DayTripper: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Eats
Eats: Mangia Mangia
Eats: Eagle Oaks
Staten Island EatBeat - Nino’s Restaurant
Etc
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Etc - The Endless Summer
Etc - Turkey Day
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Art of Wine
Weigh In - Which Halloween mask wins the creepy award?
Fall Guide - Kids Fashions
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Hazlet Artist Jim McKenzie
Featured Artist - Grace Your Space
Featured Artist - Franco Minervini
Gift Guide
The Guide 2014 - Fit for Life
The Guide 2015 - Lincroft Village Jewelers
Gift Guide - Just Restaurant
Health Talk
Health - Raritan Bay Medical Center
Health Talk - Dr. Patrick Cuozzo
Health Talk - Dr. Thomas J. Kayal
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health - Institute for Weight Loss
Health - Dr. Anthony Mancino
Health - ENERGY BALANCE
Holiday Buzz 2014
Give a Little - Get a Lot
Best Bet - David Burke’s Fromagerie
Weigh In - What famous person would you invite to your holiday table?
Homes
All in the Details
Colonial Comfy Cozy
Elegant and Inviting, The Bellomos Home Offers Warmth to Friends and Family
Letter
Warm Winter Wishes
Spring has Sprung!
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Living in Colts Neck
The Triple Crown
It's All in the Details
Writing a Legacy with Superintendent Dick Fitzpatrick
Newsletter Articles
theglambar
Our Pick - Vein Institute of NJ
The Home - Design Trends
Our Picks
Our Pick: Ani Orthopaedic Group
Wegmans®
Our Pick - Quality Healthcare & Wellness Center
People On The Move
People On The Move - Michael Patrick
People On The Move - Sergio and Zen Rizzuto-Flancbaum
People On The Move - Jeanne Patterson
Summer Guide
Dish - Summer Guide 2014
Weigh In - My Favorite Jersey Beach
Summer Guide 2014 - Our Jersey Shore
The Bay
The Bay - One Stop Women’s Health
The Bay - Healthier Heart
The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
The Guide
The Guide 2015 - Red Bank River Center
The Guide 2013 - The Couture Exchange
Company Profile - The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - triSpace interiors
The 2015 Home Guide - ForeverLawn at the Shore
The Home Guide - Adjusters NJ
Weigh In
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail or be injured?
Weigh In Marlboro: If you could live anywhere...?!
Weigh In - What's Your Favorite Pizza Place in Monmouth County?

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™