September 10, 2018
Most parents know obesity isn’t healthy and can lead to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, but many overlook the severity of the more peripheral consequences that come with being overweight as a kid. Here are some of the biggest concerns:
Obese kids between the ages 10 and 13 are 80 percent more likely to be obese adults, but that’s not the only problem they face. Some things that are hard when you are a kid are even harder for overweight kids, and parents should be on the lookout for signs that their child needs extra help navigating their challenges. NPs have the skills and experience to help parents and kids struggling with obesity. Consider an NP.