- Lauren Dungy
- Shaunti Feldhahn
- Tim and Darcy Kimmel
- Betsy Landers
- Dr. Walt Larimore
- Mark Merrill
- Joanne Miller
- Dr. Gary J. Oliver
- Kathy Peel
- Dr. Greg Smalley
- Dr. Scott Turansky
- Jill Savage
Articles by Dr. Walt Larimore
- Your Child Needs a Well-Child Checkup
- You Are the Key to Your Teen’s Well-Being
- Why Energy Drinks Are Bad for Your Teeth
- Why Bottled Water is Bad for Your Teeth
- Why Baby Media Does Not Advance Learning
- Whooping Cough Epidemic
- What Is the Genetic Link With ADHD?
- What Is My ADHD Child Feeling?
- What about Adopted Children?
- Weight Loss That Works…and Keeps Working
- The Ten Commitments of Great Parents
- The Teen Years--Ready, Set, Go
- The Parental Team--It Takes Two
- The One Thing Your Kids Need to Avoid for A Good Night’s Sleep
- The Different Layers of Health Care
- The Death-Defying Power of Healthy Marriage
- The Crucial Importance of R.E.S.T.
- The Attributes of Great Parents
- The ADHD Child
- The ABCD's of Parenting Teens
- The 12 Ways of Hands-On Parents
- Television and Childhood Obesity
- Talking to Your Kids About Puberty
- Superfoods for Women
- Summer – Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Fat?
- Study shows no link between increased cell phone use and brain cancer incidence
- Small Changes Bring Big Results
- Showing Gratitude for Partner's Generosity
- Quality Time or Quantity Time?
- Postpartum Depression
- Poll Shows Sex within Marriage is More Fulfilling
- Obesity: Television, Video Games and Your Children’s Health
- Obesity: Soft Drinks Effect Health
- Obesity: It’s a Killer Epidemic
- Obesity: Children and Fast Food
- Loud Music and Teenage Hearing Loss
- Learn as much about ADHD as you can
- Is Chocolate the Next Super Food?
- Is ADHD Different in Boys and Girls?
- Is ADHD Associated With Risk-Taking Behaviors?
- How to Change These Four Bad Habits
- How to be Happier and More Satisfied
- How Common Is ADHD?
- Hepatitis C and Tattoos
- Healthy Holidays
- Hands-on Parenting: How it Works
- Good Relationship with Dad Can Help Fight Stress
- Fast food and your family
- Explore Treatment Options
- Dr. Larimore’s 11 Tips for Weight Loss Success
Dr. Walt LarimoreWalt Larimore, M.D. has been called “one of America’s best known family physicians.” He is a nationally-known and nationally sought after speaker and health expert. read bio
Small Changes Bring Big Results
Despite the enormity of the obesity epidemic, even small changes in the way we live can make a huge difference in the quality of our children’s health. By making small but significant changes now, we can set up our kids to enjoy many happy and productive years. Consider a few of the following changes in lifestyle:
Encouraging increased physical activity early in life (ages four to eleven) can reduce the incidence of obesity and get kids started on health-promoting habits that will stay with them even into adulthood.
Reducing caloric intake by even one hundred calories per day--one chocolate chip cookie--can prevent or begin to reverse unhealthy weight gain.
Cutting down or eliminating soft drinks can result in significant weight reduction.
Dining at home as a family can have a marked effect on reducing weight gain, as well as improving a family’s physical, emotional, and relational health.
Reducing or eliminating TV viewing and computer/video game time can result in significant weight reduction, lowering of cholesterol, and increased fitness.
Refusing to eat meals in front of the TV can help avoid significant weight gain.
Learning to cut portion sizes, feeding your children a healthy breakfast, and teaching them to choose healthy snacks have almost immediate effects.
Mom and Dad: You’re the key to preventing SuperSized Kids! None of these changes require family members to alter their lives completely. But by putting into practice any one of them can result, over time, in enormous health benefits. Yes, there’s reason for hope!
Taken with permission from the book, SuperSized Kids: How to Rescue Your Child from the Obesity Threat, by Walt Larimore, MD; Sherri Flynt, MPH, RD, LD with Steve Halliday, (Center Street).
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