Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children, suggests study

Youth who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33 per cent more each year, compared to a similar group who had not been teased, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health

Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children, suggests studyThe findings appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behaviour and attempt to lose weight. The study was conducted by Natasha A. Schvey, Ph.D., of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and colleagues at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health […]

If you eat too much or too little, then you may be having eating disorder

Eating disorders can occur in both men and women. Nowadays, this trend has been on a rise in youngsters and adolescents due to many influencing factors like peer pressure, society perceptions and ideal body image

If you eat too much or too little, then you may be having eating disorderFood plays an important part in our life. Eating can make us happy as we bond over meals at home, workplace, luncheons, dinner and coffees. Healthy eating and regular exercising is easier said than done in today’s extremely fast-paced workaholic and stressful life. Food and weight can have a problematic relation and can be a […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

40% students in NCR region obese, says study

The study suggest that out of a range of factors leading to obesity overeating (72%) followed by genetic reasons (40%) and unmonitored food habits (33.5%) are the leading factors of weight gain. Emotional eating and binge eating are becoming very common among children

40% students in NCR region obese, says studyA survey by Max Healthcare, conducted in Delhi NCR, revealed an appalling result. It concluded that at least 40% of children, teens and adolescents in the region are overweight or obese. The survey also delves into the insights from about 1,000 parents of overweight and obese children and adolescents, which revealed that 84% girls and […]