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Counseling Corner: Suggestions for Helping an Overweight Child

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Counseling Corner by American Counseling AssociationBy The American Counseling Association 

              The U.S. Center for Disease Control reports that as many as one-third of American children are overweight or obese.  That’s a problem that not only brings increased health risks, but also can subject a child to taunting, discrimination, and self-confidence issues.

A starting point for helping your child is to be your child’s friend in regard to weight issues. Don’t lecture your child about his or her weight, or act like the food police restricting food choices. Lectures and restrictions can leave a child feeling deprived, different and controlled. The result can be lowered self-esteem and eating habits that may include hiding food or binging on restricted foods.

Instead, listen to your child’s concerns about his or her weight, then try to be a guide to healthier eating and a healthier weight.  (more…)

October 28, 2014 |

The Lowdown on Heavily Caffeinated Energy Drinks

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To Your HealthTO YOUR HEALTH
Courtesy of
Ferdinand Esser, DC
Chiropractic Sports & Wellness

Many energy drinks claim to increase energy and vitality. In making this claim, the manufacturers often load their concoctions with a variety of substances, including but certainly not limited to caffeine, herbs and various amino acids. That brings us to an interesting question: Do these drinks actually have health benefits, or are there hidden health dangers? (more…)

July 7, 2014 |
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