Obese Teenagers


Obesity in Adolescents

Obese Teenager - Your Overweight Teenagers Can Be Helped

Weight Loss Tips and Secrets  

Putting an End to Teenage Obesity

Child Safety Online


Obesity in Adolescents

Obesity and overweight are the second most major reasons of preventable deaths in America and increasing around the World. Stagnant lifestyle and junk food is to be blamed for more than three hundred thousand deaths per annum. The sad thing is that this problem is on the rise. Obesity is a chronic disease which poses serious health risk to the health of an individual. Also, obesity is the easiest recognizable medical problem, but is very difficult to deal with.


People usually confuse obesity with overweight. Overweight is gaining of a few extra pounds. A person is considered obese when the total body weight is minimum ten percent more than the recommended weight for his/her body structure and height. According to an estimate every year hundred billion dollars are spent on the obesity problem.

It is very important to treat the problem as early as possible. Obese children between the age of ten and thirteen have eighty percent chances of growing into obese adults, unless they change their ways and adopt a healthier lifestyle. The obesity problem starts from the age of five and continue till adolescence.


Obesity can be caused due to complex reasons including biological, genetic, cultural and behavioural factors. Usually a person gets obese when he/she consumes more calories than the body burns. Also there are fifty percent chances of becoming obese when both one of the parent is obese and when obesity has affected both the parents, the chances increases to eighty percent. One percent of obese people can have that fat because of health reasons, as obesity can be caused due to few medical disorders.

The causes of obesity in adolescence are overeating, family history, bad eating habits, little or no exercise, medical illness, low self-esteem, medications, depression, emotional problems, stressful life, and family problem.  


Obesity can cause many major problems. Some of them are diabetes, sleeping disorders, high blood pressure, breathing problems, emotional problems and increase in heart disease risk. Teenagers are more prone to get emotional problems. Because of the weight, they develop low self-esteem. They get into depression, obsessive compulsion disorder and anxiety.


Adolescents who want to tackle the obesity problem should approach a paediatrician who will thoroughly evaluate the cause. If no physical disorder is to be blamed, the weight is reduced by limiting the calorie intake and increasing physical activity. The doctor can advise a weight management program and change the eating habits of the teenager, slowly. The patient must avoid oily, fatty, fast and junk food. The potions must be reduced in order to decrease the calorie intake.

If the adolescent has developed emotional problems because of obesity, an adolescent psychiatrist can collaborate with the paediatrician in order to make a comprehensive plan for treatment. The plan includes reasonable goals, behaviour modification, family participation, and management of physical activity.


Self-motivation is extremely necessary in losing weight. Because obesity is more a family problem and not an individual problem, the whole family can switch to eating healthy food and exercising regularly. This can make the weight control program a success.

Parents can play a major role by boosting the self-esteem of their children by concentrating on their strengths and encouraging them, instead of targeting the weight problem. The whole family should eat meals together, instead of eating individually while watching a movie. This helps all the members to focus on the food and the quantity being eaten. If the teenager isn’t getting support from his family members, he/she can join support groups which can help towards the goals.


After the adolescent has lost weight, it is very important that he/she maintains it. In majority of the cases, people shift back to their old eating habits after losing weight. That is the reason why obesity is more of a lifetime issue. So the main aim of any weight loss program must be make the adolescent like healthy food.  

They must also be

made to exercise regularly,

irrespective of the weight.


Obese Teenager –

                    Your Overweight Teenagers

                                                         Can Be Helped

When it comes to being overweight, there probably isn't any age group that suffers more than teenagers. We all remember how tough the teenage years can be, add to that the stresses of being overweight and you can bet that being an obese teenager is something no one wants their kid to have to go through.  

We all know that there are many factors that are adding to the increase in obesity such as sedentary lifestyles and relying too much on unhealthy fast or processed foods. We are also all too aware of the health risks associated with being overweight.  The younger you are when you gain weight, and the longer you carry that extra weight, the more you risk getting some serious health issues later in life... and not that much later either.  Many obese kids start having serious health issues well before they reach the age of thirty.  

Some of the most common issues are heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and many emotional issues as well such as low self-esteem and depression.  

The good news is that there are things you can do to help your teenager get in better shape and learn to make better lifestyle choices. There are many weight loss programs that provide pre-packaged foods. While I'm not a huge fan of them since I worry what will happen when they go off the food plan, I do believe that it can be helpful for the busy family that simply doesn't have time to sit down for a good dinner every night.  It's better than fast food.  

Your doctor can also help you with finding a good nutritious food plan that the whole family can follow. You also want to encourage your teen to get more exercise.  This can be simply to make taking the dog for a walk an everyday part of their chores.  You can get a gym membership or some gym equipment for home.  You can hire a personal trainer to work with your kid.  And last, but not least, you can work-out with your kid.  The best way to help your kid learn better habits is to lead by example.  Show them that working out, while hard work, can also be fulfilling and help them get in better shape while feeling better about themselves.  

Teenagers will not generally confide in their parents if they are getting bullied at school, but if your kid is overweight, it's a pretty safe bet that they are having to endure at least a little bit of harassment. Even though they may not admit it, if you point out that these changes will help them lose weight, get healthier, and look better they may very well find the motivation they need to continue to make changes.  It's all about learning better habits like eating better and getting more exercise.  No need to make things more complicated than they have to be. Keep it simple and you can help the obese teenager in your life.


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Putting an End to Teenage Obesity

Researches state that teenage obesity is already increasing drastically. But, what really are the causes of teenage obesity? Are the parents responsible in their children’s overweight problems or the children themselves are the ones to be blamed because it’s their body and responsibility to stay fit, after all. Well, whoever’s fault it is, teenage obesity must be ended now to avoid complication and to avoid loss of self-esteem and self-confidence among children. 


Let’s take a look of the causes of teenage obesity. Overeating is one of the main reasons of becoming obese as well as having bad eating habits as it contributes more to gaining excess weight than losing some of it. Some of the bad eating habits are skipping breakfast, overeating at night and starving one’s stomach which also encourages overeating in the long run. Adolescents are fond of doing nothing but lie down and watch television the whole day or browsing the web all the time. Sedentary activities like these also promote fat deposition because there are no fat burning activities taking place at all when the body is at rest. The process of fat burning may be automatic even without exerting effort to burn calories but it’s not enough to burn all calorie intakes if sedentary activities are continuously done.  


Teenage obesity can be prevented. It is very important to do so in order to avoid complications. Prevention is just a simple task if strictly followed. The causes of teenage obesity can be reversed in order to prevent it. For bad eating habits, healthy balanced diet should be comprised of low calorie and low-fat foods. Foods that are high in fiber and water content are highly advisable to be consumed. Moreover, avoid too much sedentary activities. Limit yourself to just a few minutes of watching television or using computer. Instead, focus on physical activities in order to prevent teenage obesity. If you have a dog or a cat, take it for a walk at the park. Jogging, running or swimming could also be a great exercise. Perform at least 30 minutes to one hour of exercise a day. Exercise coupled with discipline in foods you eat will help you prevent teenage obesity.  

Society’s Help and Support

The family especially the parents are the most important people who will serve as key to the prevention of teenage obesity. It’s true that adolescents are hard headed, but parents are responsible for the actions of their children, right? After all, they are the ones who know their children so well. So, they have their own way of convincing their children to do something about their obesity. Role model must be the main attitude of parents. Parents should be the first ones to do the things they wanted their children to follow in order to have an effective and successful teenage obesity prevention.

Peers are important in the prevention of obesity, too. Friends should also exert effort in convincing their obese friend to follow the ways of losing weight.

Adolescents have the most complex life among all of us. This stage of life must be free from obesity because it might result to diseases in adulthood. There are a lot of complications that come with obesity.  

So while it’s still early, might as well prevent it. 

Prevention is indeed better than cure.


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Of Being Lured By A Stranger Online?

Discover How You Can Prevent

Your Child From Becoming

A Predator’s Target

And Your Worst Nightmare!

Dear Parent,

Children being are approached online by people they don’t know at an alarming rate.  The majority of them are under the age of 15.  Every year the percentage of child victims from this epidemic continues to grow.  Is your child in danger of becoming a statistic?

Do you know what they’re doing when they’re online?

Any parent with a child knows that the thought of their child getting mixed up with an online predator is nothing but trouble.  Millions of children log on the internet each and every day.  It used to be that the television dominated most of their time.  Now with the internet, television is just a passing memory.

Just like adults, children use the internet to surf and communicate with their friends.  However, every day they access online is another day where they can get into something they’re not supposed to.  Some children have adult supervision the entire time they’re online; but what about the ones that don’t?  Parents that have full-time jobs or are constantly on the go don’t have that luxury.  They for the most part, have to trust their instincts and hope their child does the right thing.

On the other side of the computer, there are strangers ready to pounce on their next victim

Your child is your responsibility, so you owe it to them and yourself to make sure the online environment around them is safe.  Predators will do everything possible to remove that trust away from you and steer it toward them. With monitoring, you’ll be able to know your child’s every move on the internet.

Children will download anything that’s free.  They know that they won’t have to bother you about buying it for them.  However, some of these items shouldn’t be downloaded because of potential threats to your computer.  This report will let you know the forbidden free downloads and why they should not be downloaded on your computer.

If your child should happen to download any of the “forbidden freebies”, your computer is subject to being infected with spyware and malware.  In this report, you will discover...

Signs that you may have them... How they affect your computer... How you can get rid of them

What you as a parent can do to protect the safety and privacy of your child

These predators come in all forms. There is no one standard for them. Your child may be thinking they’re conversation with someone their age. Come to find out, it’s a stranger looking for the next child victim.  Most of the time these weirdoes are not in their right frame of mind. It doesn’t what kind of background the child is from.

Praying for a child online is an equal opportunity setup. Your child could come from one of several classes: wealthy, middle class or poor. There is no prejudice when it comes to young children.  No matter what type of upbringing your child has, they are still at risk from being lured into this online trap.

Social networking is hot, and if your child is looking to make friends online, don’t be surprised if they become part of this online era.  As a parent, you must educate yourself on the dangers that come with your child getting involves with social networking sites.


1) Different ways your child could be accessing these sites other than the home computer

2) Why they should be careful about posting their personal information online. In reality, they shouldn’t be doing it and this report explains why

3) Why you should follow their every move on social networking sites

4) Where in your house you should not install a computer and why

5) Why it’s not a good idea for your child to upload photographs of themselves on the internet for strangers to see 

Here is what you will learn inside this guide....

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You can have all the information in one neat package for only $17.00. This all-inclusive guide will explain in simplified terms all the questions that have eluded you in your internet searches or textbooks on the subject.

Sometimes it seems as though the internet is your child’s best friend. Being online has turned into another world for them. The good thing about this is there are things they can do that can be rewarding and provide educational insight. On the other hand, there are areas online that provide your child in unknown waters. You as a parent, should be mindful of providing them with guidance and a strong sense of security.

It’s important for you to stay informed and involved because the online world changes in an instant and the change is constant. One minute your child may be involved in this; the next minute it may be something else. So, it’s very important to keep up with what your child is involved in online.

Getting this report will help you navigate through keeping your child safe amid a sea full of predators who would like nothing more than to take a shot at getting your child’s attention. That’s why establishing and having a relationship with your child is so very key to their success and safety online.

Look at it this way - $17 really is a drop in the bucket compared to the time and money you can save yourself by avoiding all the other books and tutorials out there. Why spend a fortune learning how to quilt, when you can do so for a much better price?


P.S. As a parent, the choice is yours, now you can choose to take IMMEDIATE action to preserve your child’s wellbeing online. If you really love your child, you won’t hesitate to keep your child safe.



The Team and I wish that this page has been of some help for you in your search for healthier and fitter you and/or your family! 

Three steps you might follow:

First: To continue your search we recommend that you carry on to our next page concerning Kids Teens Eating Healthy at >> http://www.growinggracefullyolder.com/kids-eating-healthy

Second: Return to the Kids and Teens Health Introduction Page to possibly choose a different subject about this disease >> http://www.growinggracefullyolder.com/kids-and-teens-health

Third: Have a look at our main site to check out some of our other series concerning other health issues >> http://www.growinggracefullyolder.com


The Team and I thank you for checking out this page and wish you and yours a long, healthier and productive life.

Lawrence S Mills