Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has become a real problem in America. Children who struggle with their weight are often teased about their weight and stereotyped as lazy or weak by their peers. Most children can’t overcome obesity on their own. They need a strong support system to encourage them to become healthy.

The first step in helping your child overcome childhood obesity is promoting a positive self-image. When the world is tearing a child down because of his weight, it is hard to maintain the self-esteem necessary to make the changes needed to lose weight. Accentuating the positives instead of the negatives makes your child feel good about herself and gives your child the courage to takes steps to lose weight.
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Preventing Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming a problem in America. Obesity in children makes their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease even higher. Junk food is often marketed to children in the form of sugary cereals and soft drinks. Even if you don’t buy junk food for your child, this food is often found in schools. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent childhood obesity.

Take your child to see a pediatrician if you think that your child is overweight. The doctor can calculate your child’s body mass index to determine if your child is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Early identification of the children who are at risk allows pediatricians to prescribe a course of action.
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Home Remedies People Try To Cure Acne

Regardless of it being down right outrageous, to an old wives’ tale ; every day some people still attempt these home remedies. Unfortunately, as often as these home remedies are used they do not work. In some cases they can cause the acne to get worse. In some instances, it can even be more painful.

One home remedy is the use of real lemon juice. A lemon is cut in half and rubbed gently on the affected area while squeezing the lemon allowing the juice to be applied directly to the affected area. Now, keep in mind lemons have acidic properties but do nothing more than irritate the acne. If the acne lesions have been scratched or are open the lemon juice can prove very painful. In some cases the lemon juice can cause infection to the acne lesions.
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