When Your Teens Are Obese: What You Can Do
By: Gabriele Amersbach, Prebiotin Science Writer
It’s not just the bullying and social rejection that teens who are obese face. Obesity has a profound effect on your child’s long-term health. While obesity rates among children and adults soar, researchers are providing ample evidence that serious illnesses linked to obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, are also on the increase.
As former first lady Michelle Obama stated in her “Let’s Move” initiative:
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.”
–Let’s Move launch announcement, 2/9/2010