You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. You also may be ready to make decisions about your body and health. Making healthy decisions about what you eat and drink, how active you are, and how much sleep you get is a great place to start.
Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend in according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers. The findings, which appear Feb.
And the most severe obesity is hitting more and more very small children — those under the age of 5, they found. Experts blame a society that continues to push junk food despite the overwhelming evidence about its dangers, and the lack of access to exercise. More than 40 percent of 16 to year-olds are obese, the team at Duke University, Wake Forest University and elsewhere found.
Paul Fairbridge, 22, was eating up to 4, calories a day as a teenager and would spend most of his time locked up in his room playing computer games. By the age of 18, he weighed an astonishing 23 stone fuelled by a fatty diet of takeaway food, sweets and chocolate. After going from wearing inch trousers Paul now fits into slim inch jeans, but has been left with huge folds of excess skin. Being big was normal for me.
The personal accounts in the piece connected us to a group of people who have been failed by the medical system, their loved ones and society. In a continued effort to raise up the voices of the participants and encourage others to speak out, we followed up with a few of the people involved in the piece. In hindsight, I also find it to be worth the exposure.
Teens who spend more than two hours a day on the Internet are at much higher risk of high blood pressure than are low-Internet users. Connecting with other teens online may be fun. But spending too much time on the Internet could lead to health problems, a new study reports.
The teen years come with all sorts of changes, so it's normal to face some emotional ups and downs. If a person is struggling with extra weight, it may add to these emotions. Of course, not everyone who is overweight is worried or upset about it.
An obese monkey who became a cult figure due to his massive size has been missing for five months. The primate, nicknamed Uncle Fatty, is feared dead after not being seen since February 26 when environmentalists lost track of him in Bangkok, Thailand. He had ballooned to twice the average size of a long-tailed macaque at 33lbs after tourists visiting Khun Kala Monument kept on feeding him high calorie food and drink.
Editor's note:This blog post is part of the WoundSource Trending Topics seriesbringing you insight into the latest clinical issues and advancement in wound management, with contributions by the WoundSource Editorial Advisory Board. Obesity refers to higher than normal body fat, whereas overweight is in reference to an individual weighing more than the standard for height and weight. Although both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what is considered healthy for his or her height, obesity has higher negative health-related consequences. Health care professionals are challenged to manage increasingly complex health issues related to obesity, including complex skin conditions.