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We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
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Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
The number of overweight children in this country has doubled since 1980. This is mainly due to unhealthy eating habits and not enough exercise.
A combination of factors such as genetics, family eating patterns, and other lifestyle habits can also contribute to becoming overweight. Overweight children are more likely to develop medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In addition, some overweight children may be more prone to teasing, which can lead to low self-esteem and even depression.
The good news is that you can help prevent or decrease weight and health problems for your child. Taking a few steps can bring big rewards for your entire family. Here are some tips for leading a healthier lifestyle:
You are your child's most important role model. Make sure you set a good example by taking care of yourself.
No matter what your children's shapes or sizes, help them feel good by letting them know you love, accept, and appreciate them.
Children come in different shapes and sizes, and they grow at different rates. Talk to us if you are concerned that your child may be gaining weight too quickly.
It is important to remember that there are no "ideal" heights and weights for children. The goal for your whole family is to make healthier food choices and increase physical activity instead of focusing only on weight and weight loss.
If you are concerned that your child is overweight, we can use a tool called Body Mass Index (BMI) to figure out whether your child's weight is within a healthy range. Here are some facts about BMI:
Children who are overweight are more likely to develop certain medical problems. We will regularly screen for signs of these health problems. If your child needs treatment, we will ensure that your child gets the best medical care possible.
If your child is eating foods high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt, this can increase the risk for developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure (hypertension). It can also increase the risk for asthma and type 2 diabetes.
Here are some ways you can help if you are concerned that your child is overweight:
Making changes can be hard. But when it comes to taking care of your child and your family, it's the worth the effort. You can help your child by keeping healthy food around the house, eliminating unhealthy food, and setting a good example.
Here are some tips to help you eat smart and make healthy beverage choices:
There are some other changes that can help your family eat a healthy diet:
Serving sizes change based on a child's age. Offering children servings that are too large for them can lead to overeating. Some tips to remember:
These are suggested amounts of servings per day for children based on average activity levels:
|Age||Grains||Vegetables||Fruits||Milk & Milk Products||Meats & Beans|
|2 to 3 years||4 oz.||1 cup||1 cup||2 cups||2 to 4 oz.|
|4 to 8 years||5 oz.||2 cups||1 ½ cups||2 cups||5 oz.|
|8 to 12 years||6 oz.||2 ½ cups||2 cups||3 cups||5 ½ oz.|
Remember that you are your children’s most important role model. Teach them good eating habits that will last a lifetime.
Toddlers are active, curious, and fun. They may also have picky eating habits, which can make them challenging eaters. Feed toddlers like the rest of the family. They can eat most of the foods you eat, as long as they are soft and/or cut into small pieces that are easy to handle. Here are some tips for feeding your toddler:
Toddlers grow more slowly than babies and may not have as much of an appetite. Your child is becoming more independent and saying "no" to many things, including food. It's helpful to keep in mind that:
Many children today spend a lot of time watching TV, playing video games, and using the computer. Many are not getting enough exercise. Even small increases in physical activity can make a big difference over time:
Although some TV, interactive video games, and the Internet can be educational and entertaining for your child, too much screen time (TV, computers, and video games) can have unhealthy side effects. Here are some things you can do to help your kids pull the plug and engage in an active lifestyle:
You are your child's most important role model, so set a good example by:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.