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Set Up a Virtual Health Spa

By and Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:21 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Instagram has more than 8 million posts for #plussizefashion that include young people of many shapes and sizes. It's a welcome change from the ultra-thin images long favored on the platform.

Acceptance of all body types reduces fat-shaming. But kindness toward yourself or others who are carrying extra pounds shouldn't make you blind to the health risks associated with obesity.

Of course, that may be easier said than done. A study published in JAMA had 400 teens look at images of various human body types and asked them to identify their ideal.

Those living in areas where obesity is more prevalent gravitated toward heavier figures – and that, suggest the researchers, makes excess weight and obesity contagious.

If you're a teen living in a community where a lot of folks are overweight, and you want to avoid or reverse health problems related to obesity such as sore joints, depression, and prediabetes or diabetes, here’s what you can do: Set up a virtual health spa with friends using videoconferencing.

Establish seven goals or contests each week. Here's a few ideas to get started:

  • Monday: See who can eat the greatest variety of veggies. Take pics, post info. Compare and compete.
  • Tuesday: How many stairs in your home or apartment building can you go up and down in three minutes? Post the videos.
  • Wednesday: Who can make the best soup? Set up a "Chopped" contest in which you all have the same ingredients. Have family members vote. (Recipes to try are in Dr. Mike's new book, "The What to Eat When Cookbook").

You can take it from there.

© King Features Syndicate


   
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