Keep Your Children Slim and Trim


Child Worried About Her Weight

Children getting sick is something no one wants to see. We know that there are starving children living in poverty all over the world and they need to be given assistance and food.

But I want to talk to you about your children or grandchildren.

In this country where people are “overfed” we have too many children who are overweight. Anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 24 is considered overweight.

Overweight children and teens are likely to be obese adults and, unfortunately, they are more prone to develop a serious disease. High cholesterol levels (caused by fat in the blood) in children can be a predictor of glucose intolerance and diabetes. In large populations of children with total cholesterol levels above 170 there are far more incidences of brain tumors and leukemias than are found in populations of adolescents with cholesterol levels below 100.

Young people who are obese are more likely to have elevated blood pressure, sleep apnea and a variety of bone problems.

Helping your children stay slim is so very important, but it has to start with you.

If you would like help in getting your whole family on the slim and trim health track, check out the “90-Days to a Slimmer, Healthier You!” coaching program.

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