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At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're In
     

At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're In

by Rae Simons
 

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Have you ever wished you could be someone else? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "If only I was thinner! If only my face wasn't so round or my legs were skinnier"? At one time or another, almost everyone has had thoughts like these. We live in a world that tells us that thin is beautiful—and at the same time, more and more of us are overweight.

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Have you ever wished you could be someone else? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "If only I was thinner! If only my face wasn't so round or my legs were skinnier"? At one time or another, almost everyone has had thoughts like these. We live in a world that tells us that thin is beautiful—and at the same time, more and more of us are overweight. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, though, and the most important thing is to make sure your body is healthy. Eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Take care of yourself—because you're worth it!

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Children's Literature - Deanna D'Antonio
This book is one in a fairly comprehensive series dealing with the sensitive issue of childhood obesity. Unlike other books or magazine articles focusing on the topic, At Home in Your Body doesn't preach a regimented, one-size-fits-all exercise or dietary regimen but, instead, allows for differentiation in lifestyle, inherited physical characteristics and body type, age, gender, etc.. It also examines and validates the emotional component of overeating—a facet often overlooked in the discussion. The book succeeds in establishing the difference between meeting media-hyped, often impossible physical ideals created by profit-oriented advertising campaigns and simply maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, through a variety of means. Terminology (such as body mass index (BMI), stereotype, nutrition, the food pyramid, depression, blood pressure) are highlighted and clearly defined in aside boxes accompanying the text, although the formulas for daily in-take may be a bit too complicated for some readers. The inclusion of a section dealing specifically with "soul maintenance" makes the book particularly interesting and appealing. Though many sections within any given book can be found repeated verbatim in others of the series, the repetition makes for reinforcement—it is also unlikely many kids would be inclined to read the entire series. All in all, the book (and the "Kids & Obesity" series) would make an excellent resource within the elementary and middle school general or health classroom. Reviewer: Deanna D'Antonio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422296189
Publisher:
Mason Crest
Publication date:
09/29/2014
Series:
Kids & Obesity
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
Up to 15 Years

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