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What a good weight loss diet for teen girls?

What a good weight loss diet for teen girls?

Portion control: Portion control is the best method of controlling calorie intake. There is a teen section on weight watchers you may wish to visit. An easy way to implement this diet is to leave 10% of everything on the plate or glass and never take second helpings. See weightwatchers.Com. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good website for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Does anyone know a good website for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Be active 1 hr/day: To get that much activity daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine are credible sites of information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites and apps. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for teens and pre-teen boys?

What is a good diet for teens and pre-teen boys?

Many tasty choices: For balanced diet check out this from aap: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/pages/default.Aspx for school food plans go to cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/facts.Htm. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

Eat low calorie food: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. If one craves candy, he can chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vitamin d. A multivitamin with iron can help with vitamin d and iron- however teen girls need to add more dairy such as milk, cheese or yoghurt for adequate calcium intake. ...Read more

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What is a good nutrition plan for skinny vegetarian teen?

What is a good nutrition plan for skinny vegetarian teen?

Eat from all groups: Eat from all the allowable food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts etc. Make sure they are getting adequate b12, calcium, iron and zinc, vitamin A and D. These may be low in a vegetarian diet. Nuts are high in protein and healthy fat and can help increase calories in a skinny vegetarian ...Read more

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Does anyone know a site for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Does anyone know a site for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Teen health, fitness: To get adequate information daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple resources, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html & american college of sports medicine are sites of credible information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites, apps. ...Read more

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What are good exercise activities for teenage boys?

What are good exercise activities for teenage boys?

What they like...: I have found that the interests of 'teenage boys' is so widespread that i usually tell my patients to expose them to a wide variety of sports; and let them decide. Any of the martial arts are great; running, swimming(if you have access to a pool), tennis, etc. They might want to do what a friend is going to participate in; the sky is the limit.As long as the child is interested he/she will enjoy. ...Read more

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Child health schedule for weight loss?

Child health schedule for weight loss?

Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more

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Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

No: This is a common myth but there is no evidence that moderate exercise will stunt growth. Inadequate nutritional intake or overtraining can effect growth, but exercise is recommended for all ages. Children are encouraged to get 60 minutes of physical activity daily. ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

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What are some good exercise routine and diets for a skinny teenage boy?

Balance: Every child should have 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day (running, sports, etc). Push-ups, chair squats, bicep curls (with light weighs) are all acceptable. Unless a teen is at his final (stage 5) of puberty, heavy weight lifting is not recommended. A well-balanced, healthy diet including meat, vegetables, dairy, fruits, etc is advised as well. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a good diet and exercise plan for younger kids?

Does anyone know of a good diet and exercise plan for younger kids?

Many fun choices: To get enough exercise daily a child might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine have sites of credible information on fitness, exercise, sports. For diet, school food plans http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/facts.Htm. ...Read more

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What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

Variety and balance: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for weight loss for teens?

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Healthy life style: Keeping a healthy weight is a life long life style change: eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean meats eat less fat drink less soda exerce regularly parents can help: stock the house with healthy foods -- including some treats. Enjoy nutritious foods and engage in regular physical activity together with their teens. Talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Whats average height and weight of children at 6?

Whats average height and weight of children at 6?

Sex assigned: Please see this website. Boys and girls are plotted on different charts: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

Fruits, veggies...: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Not sugary foods, sodas, fatty snacks. And teach them to eat at designated times - like small portions 4-6 times per day. Being hungry all the time is a cop out for the teenagers - that's a bad habit that won't serve them when they get a little older. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good website for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Be active 1 hr/day: To get that much activity daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine are credible sites of information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites and apps. ...Read more

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What a good weight loss diet for teen girls?

Portion control: Portion control is the best method of controlling calorie intake. There is a teen section on weight watchers you may wish to visit. An easy way to implement this diet is to leave 10% of everything on the plate or glass and never take second helpings. See weightwatchers.Com. ...Read more

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My twin girls just turned one. One nurses mainly when she's tired and the other anytime I offer. How do I tell if they nurse for comfort or nutrition?

Looks like you know: It sounds from your description that the one who nurses when she's tired is nursing mostly for comfort while the other needs the nutrition. I don't know other ways to tell for sure. But i see nothing wrong with nursing for comfort; to me this is just as valid a reason for nursing as to supply nutrition. ...Read more

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How long do teenage girls continue to grow?

How long do teenage girls continue to grow?

Varies: Most stop at 15-17, or about 2.5 inches after their first menses. The open growth centers of the long bones permit continued linear growth.The hormones that bring on the start of menses begin signiling the growth centern to close. An x-ray of the wrist and hand can determine wether additional growth is possible.When the growth centers close, linear growth stops. ...Read more

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What sort of diet should teenage girls be on?

What sort of diet should teenage girls be on?

Whole foods: Avoid processed foods. Cook with coconut oil. Eat lots of organic fruit and vegetables. Eat adequate but not excess meat. 3-4 oz of meat per meal is enough. Drink lots of pure water between meals. ...Read more

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How to lose 40 'pounds in 4 months for teenage girls ?

How to lose 40 'pounds in 4 months for teenage girls ?

Possible ,but: One pound = 3000 calories, 40=120, 000 calories. Average daily calorie intake/use for many teens 2500. If you had the will to cut calorie intake to 1500 cal/day for & maintained the activity level needed to burn off 2500 cal/day you could do this over a 120 day period. But it will take a lot of will power and commitment. Best check with your physician & see if your system can handle this ...Read more

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What changes happen to a teenage girls body when they turn 16?

What changes happen to a teenage girls body when they turn 16?

Depends on puberty: That really depends on a lot of factors and when/if she has completed puberty. Most girls have completed puberty and linear growth by 16.5 years. Average onset of periods is 12ish but may occur as late as 17, and a small percentage of women will have some growth after 19. Body fat increases, lean mass decreases. Periods regulate better. Weight increases slightly. But overall not a ton of changes. ...Read more

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Why do u think that most teenage girls are not allowed to have boyfriends?

Why do u think that most teenage girls are not allowed to have boyfriends?

Teenage boys!: The answer to your question was in the question itself...Teenage boys and the fears that 'dating' imparts to the parents of the teenage girls. Sounds like it may be time to have a serious sit down conversation with your teenager about the ways of the world and its many inherent 'dating' dangers(sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, etc.) prepared teens are safer teens. ...Read more

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My friends vaginabone is larger that a lot of other teenage girls, and its just so big &her friendssay its puffy. How does she make it not as puffy?

When to go to doctor: This is abnormal enough that she should consult with her gynecologist. There is nothing here that sounds like a common situation and thus someone on the ground needs to examine her and either reassure her or test for other problems. ...Read more

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Does plan b not work for bigger girls?

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Does plan b not work for bigger girls?

How big is big?: All emergency contraceptive pills are less effective in obese women, those w/BMI greater than 30 (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm). Check http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecobesity.html, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=247392818, http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/26/247226093/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-for-obese ...Read more

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How can teenage girls lose weight quickly?

How can teenage girls lose weight quickly?

Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more

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What gynecological problems affect teenage girls?

What gynecological problems affect teenage girls?

Infections: Generally teenage girls would see a gyn to address vaginal discharge/infections or their need for birth control. Occasionally, a teenager hasn't developed in a timely fashion or hasn't gotten her menses, yet. This is a good time for the gyn to revisit some basic concepts about pregnancy and STI avoidance. ...Read more

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Do most teenage girls feel like they want to lose weight?

Do most teenage girls feel like they want to lose weight?

Many do: When you are bombarded with weight loss marketing it's hard not to feel that way. However, first you must be comfortable in your own skin and be happy with what you have been given. It's more important to be healthy than concentrate on pounds lost. If you visit your provider and they are recommending a healthier lifestyle you will naturally lose weight but in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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How much discharge is the normal amount for teenage girls ?

Varies: Each person is different and consequently each girl has a different amount of discharge with her period. ...Read more

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How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

How come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

Um, it IS...: Not sure who you are talking to or getting information from, but masturbation is a totally normal human activity for both men and women. It is simply a part of life and normal and expected and not a horrible thing or something to be ashamed of. There is no difference in this behavior for men or women other than the mechanics involved. ...Read more

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Can girls 17 and younger take the Plan B one step pill? Will it cause health problems?

Yes, and no: Yes, young women (younger than 17) can take Plan B and yes it's definitely safe. Plan b is progesterone, a hormone that your ovaries have been making all along. The age of 17 was more of a political cut off originally for the fda, than a physiological one, but definitely safe for women younger than 17. And no, will not harm you at all. May change your cycle around when you take it, but no harm. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why diet soda is supposed to be so bad for teenage girls specifically?

Can you please explain why diet soda is supposed to be so bad for teenage girls specifically?

Soda/diet soda: Soda in general is not good for anyone. It affects children's including teens bones. It can also cause tooth decay and is unnecessary calories. Diet soda is not an appropriate substitute for soda. ...Read more

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