The Secret Keeping Teens Avoid Obesity

By Healthy News
In News
Jul 22nd, 2016

healthdayThe Health Day website has recently published an article explaining how one’s family is the secret to avoid teen obesity. It has been found that when the family has a great relationship with the teen, that person is most likely to stay fit and healthy.

This article was published on their website:

Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.

The researchers also found that fathers are especially important for helping their sons to develop behaviors that will allow them to maintain a healthy weight.

“A high level of family dysfunction may interfere with the development of healthful behaviors due to the families’ limited ability to develop routines related to eating, sleep or activity behaviors, which can lead to excess weight gain,” said the study’s lead author, Jess Haines, of the University of Guelph in Ontario.

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