Nearly 2,500 bariatric surgery patients in a recent study were examined for various psychological and biological variables. The results found at least 4 different subtypes of obesity among the study’s participants. Why is this important? Because the standard obesity prescription of “eat less, exercise more” may not be the best solution for everyone. Each subtype could benefit more from different, specialized treatment plans based on their subtype. Follow this link for a brief discussion of the research.
We think parents should love their children. And loving them includes ensuring their health and well-being. Our kids must be physically active at least 60 minutes every day in order to achieve healthy outcomes.
Research continues to show the direct benefit of exercise for our children’s physical and mental well-being. Exercise reduces childhood obesity and increases academic performance, according to study after study. Check out this link for summaries of 2 research projects which support this concept.
Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress
To grain, or not to grain. That is the question. The world’s “experts” seem to be split in half regarding the addition of grains in our daily nutrition. However, most peer reviewed research show that grains are essential for healthful living. But, not just any grain. Whole grains—especially whole multi-grains—are the preferred source.
Nurturing our precious children must include improving their physical and cognitive health by increasing their daily physical activity. According to compelling research, a more active body makes for a more active mind. Watch the short video for more information.
Our children rely upon us to take care of them, ensuring they are safe and healthy. No, they do not always appreciate what we sometimes make them do—like enforcing their bedtimes—but we must insist. It is for their best interests!