I hadn’t given it much thought, but when I read this post at WebMD I realized that the slender teens that I work with play on multiple sports teams and, they are anything but obese. These are strong, healthy lean teens that eat healthy and are physically active. These same teens are the ones that go to the gym to work out with their friends, go for run, on bike rides or to the pool as part of their social activity. If you have an inactive, overweight and/or obese teen, self hypnosis for weight loss can help them become active and eat healthy. But, remember, childhood obesity is a family affair and it requires that the entire family eats healthy, gets the junk food out of the house and becomes active. Your family can use weight loss hypnosis to make these positive lifestyle changes. 

Playing Multiple Sports Helps
Beat Teen Obesity

WebMD Health News, July 16, 2012: Being a team player may help teens tackle rising childhood obesity rates. A new study shows that teens who play on three or more sports teams are up to 39% less likely to be obese. Ditching the school bus and walking or biking to school may also help teens keep their weight in check.

Researchers found that teens who actively commuted to school more than three days a week had a 33% lower risk of obesity than teens who took the bus or were driven to school.

“Team sport participation had the strongest and most consistent inverse association with weight status,” wrote researcher Keith M. Drake, of the Hood Center for Children and Families at Dartmouth in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues in Pediatrics. “Obesity prevention programs should consider strategies to increase team sport participation among all students.”

The results showed participating on multiple sports teams was the biggest factor in lowering teens’ likelihood of obesity. Other factors like extracurricular physical activity, academic performance, and eating fruits and vegetables were also associated with a lower risk of being overweight or obese.

But playing on three or more sports teams was the only form of physical activity that consistently reduced teens’ risk of being overweight or obese. They say participation in high school sports reduces the risk of childhood obesity because it involves regular practices and competitions that require moderate to strenuous activity levels.

The study also suggests that childhood obesity rates among teens would drop by 22% if all teens walked or biked to school.

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