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Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

Original Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/best-parenting-approach-focus-teens-health-not-weight For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating […]

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Eating disorders: Red flags

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9f37036f-b7c9-4e09-ac43-ad5a75231124#.WnxpwFw-dBw Here are some signals of the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. It may be difficult to distinguish from normal dieting at first, but over time eating disorders tend to develop telltale signs. In general, says the National Eating Disorders Association, you should be concerned if someone’s actions and attitudes show that weight loss, dieting and control […]

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Don’t like ‘thinspiration’ photos

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=00a996d5-0c91-4a8d-bbd4-d5931177696f#.WnxLUFw-dBw Young women are using social media to promote extreme thinness with selfies and images depicting bone-protruding bodies. The pictures, posted on Twitter accounts that use hashtags such as “thinspiration,” may push more young people to try to reach an unhealthy weight, a new study shows. The ‘thinspiration’ craze Popular social media sites allow […]

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Eating disorders aren’t just for women

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1334f1be-54f1-48b2-9158-2ff1974b1d91#.WnxKxFw-dBw Eating disorders are often thought of as a problem for women, but men can be affected as well. They may exercise for hours, count calories compulsively or wolf down food in secret and then try to control their weight by swallowing laxatives. But they’re not women. They’re men and boys with eating disorders—and […]

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