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Overweight : a handbook for teens and parents

Overweight : a handbook for teens and parents

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
With respect to both physical activity and nutrition, lifestyles of most young Americans have changed dramatically over time. Decades ago, young people often walked miles to attend school, visit friends, or even see a doctor. There was no television to watch, and no Internet to provide hours of visiting without leaving the house. Rather than choosing from an array of pre-packaged and highly processed foods, families  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heller, Tania, 1958-
(DLC) 2005004360
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tania Heller
ISBN: 9781476603995 1476603995 1322114587 9781322114583
OCLC Number: 893096761
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 180 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
A message to the readers --
Foreword --
Preface --
What is obesity? --
Why do people become overweight, and why are --
So many more young people overweight? --
Binge-eating disorder --
Interviews with teenagers --
Why is being overweight a problem? --
Body image and self-esteem --
How do you know if you're overweight? --
Treatment basics --
Healthy nutrition: the first step in change --
Physical activity: the second step --
Modifying your behaviors --
Medical treatment for the overweight --
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle --
Eating disorders --
Guide for parents: basic strategies --
Guide for parents: focus on food --
Prevention --
Questions, answers and a quiz --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: the essentials of a healthier lifestyle --
Appendix B: medical conditions causing or associated --
With obesity --
Appendix C: resources --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: Tania Heller ; foreword by Mohsen Ziai.
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Written for both youth and parents, this work covers the causes and effects of the rise in childhood obesity while presenting straightforward guidelines and recommendations for getting assessed and  Read more...


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