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Overweight : a handbook for teens and parents

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in accessible language for both teens and parents, this handbook outlines the causes and effects of obesity and presents guidelines for weight loss and the formation of healthy habits. It discusses nutrition and physical activity, and provides tools for self-monitoring diet and exercise. Teens' stories provides interest for readers, and quizes, a glossary, and lists of organizations are included.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tania Heller
ISBN: 0786420820 9780786420827
OCLC Number: 57682276
Description: viii, 180 pages ; 22 cm
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 --
Index.
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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