Healthy weight for teens

Battling Adolescent Obesity with Behavioral Therapy

Now that we’re well into September, many families are settling into the swing of school schedules, band practices, dance lessons and packed daily agendas. With so much running around going on from September to June, it can be easy to lose sight of keeping up a healthy diet and active lifestyle – particularly for adolescents whose obesity rates have more than doubled since the 1980s. The prevalence, severity and long-term risks of obesity have become a regular topic of discussion between parents, their children and their primary care physicians, but more and more, the media has been shining a very big spotlight on this epidemic. ….[READ]