Weight in Teens May Be Affected by Sleep

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Definitely, there is no doubt that sleep is very important for us. It pays to get your sleep. At least, that’s what a report in the journal Pediatrics says. They say that sleeping longer may help teens keep the weight off. Researchers followed adolescents from age 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in the average BMI. Increasing sleep from 7-1/2 to 10 hours a day at age 18 could lead to a 4% reduction in teens who are overweight. This study supports previous research linking adolescent obesity with lack of sleep. And if you think it only happens in teens, don’t kid yourself. All of us need sleep and I think it’s very important that we respect the fact that it is an essential part of our lives.

 

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Depression Can Attack Teens

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Depression can attack teens, and in fact, it often does. One of the difficult things with depression is it’s often tough to tell if someone is depressed or if they’re just acting like a teenager with the mood swings. What you need to do is have a real close relationship. Try to follow up and make decisions, and look and see how the kids are doing. You cannot take depression lightly. If you have any suspicion, get your teen counseling, because the counseling can make a big difference in preventing long-term problems from occurring.

 

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What is the Key to Staying Young?

What is the Key to Staying Young?

Do you want to stay young? If you want to stay young, you don’t have to use special facial creams or start the latest fad diet. Believe it or not, you just need to use common sense and care for yourself. The most important step is eating a balanced diet; plenty of fruits, vegetables, and those types of things. You want to try to cut back on sugar and pre-processed foods. The other concept to get down is you don’t have to be perfect. You can have a piece of cake or pie and stop at a fast-food restaurant every now and then. Just limit the high-risk exposure. The other major step is exercise. Once again, you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. Just get out there and participate. Make it fun. If you have fun, you will continue to play, and that is the key. The best way to achieve success with your diet or exercise is have a reasonable plan and to stick with it.

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The Keys to Staying Young

The Keys to Staying Young

Do you want to stay young? If you want to stay young, you don’t have to use special facial creams or start the latest fad diet. Believe it or not, you just need to use common sense and care for yourself. The most important step is eating a balanced diet; plenty of fruits, vegetables, and those types of things. You want to try to cut back on sugar and pre-processed foods. The other concept to get down is you don’t have to be perfect. You can have a piece of cake or pie and stop at a fast-food restaurant every now and then. Just limit the high-risk exposure. The other major step is exercise. Once again, you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. Just get out there and participate. Make it fun. If you have fun, you will continue to play, and that is the key. The best way to achieve success with your diet or exercise is have a reasonable plan and to stick with it.

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Movies Influence Smoking In Young People

Movies Influence Smoking In Young People

It is just the latest report to enforce a critical point that’s been made again and again since the 40′s. Young people who start smoking may be influenced to do so by movies they saw early in childhood. It doesn’t matter if it was Bette Davis or any of today’s present stars, when an actor or actress lights up, it influences kids. The latest study is from Dartmouth Medical School and it found that 80% of the exposure to smoking scenes in movies came through films rated G, PG, and PG-13. In this study, the researchers focused on more than 2,000 boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12.

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