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Weighted Down: When Being Overweight Makes You Sick
     

Weighted Down: When Being Overweight Makes You Sick

by Helen Thompson
 

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Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
Being overweight or obese can be dangerous. Overweight children are at risk of getting sick, both now and as they grow up. They are more likely to get diabetes and carrying around too much weight is hard on the heart. Obesity can cause high blood pressure and breathing problems, and lead to heart disease, stroke and cancer. The good news is that leading an active lifestyle, finding healthier ways to eat, and exercising helps the body be the best it can be. Turn it into a family affair. One way to help children develop good habits is by allowing them spend no more than two hours a day watching television, or playing computer games. Instead, have them go outside and play, go for a walk, run, or dance. Help them choose healthier foods, check food labels, and snack on fruit and vegetables high in vitamins and minerals. Replace sodas and juice with water and low-fat milk to help reduce useless calories. The book is colorful, appealing and fun to read. Parents and children can read it and together learn what a healthy lifestyle looks like. It contains a My Pyramid chart to demonstrate how the food groups work. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422218969
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Kids and Obesity Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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