Health Alert 9-4-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

September 4, 2012 - It may be even more difficult for women to lose weight and stay thinner after menopause. A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that post menopausal women have less energy and are more likely to lose their motivation after starting to lose weight. They also have a decreased metabolic rate, and they release more appetite stimulating hormones. Many of the risks of weight gain are high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes and extra fat at your waistline can increase these risks. Unfortunately it is more likely for your waistline to increase after menopause. If you currently have a waist measurement of more than 35 inches it's time to consider taking steps to reversing the trend.

Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics is also putting out new guidelines when it comes to children and sleep disorders.They're recommending all children who snore regularly get tested for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea can lead to behavior problems and developmental delays if left untreated. Research has also shown that kids who suffer from sleep deprivation tend to struggle in class. It is recommended that preschoolers who are between 3 and 5 years old get 11 to 13 hours of sleep per night, school-age kids between 5 and 10 years old should be getting 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night and teenagers need between 8 and a half and 9 and one-quarter hours of sleep each night.

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