By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 06/07/2010 - 13:00
To the school nurse, there is no question that "Roni," a cherub-faced third-grader who tips the scales at more than 90 pounds and stands under four feet tall, is obese. At recess, she struggles to keep up with her classmates in a simple game of tag—panting near exhaustion and calling "time out" early and often.
"The poor baby has it bad," says Carla Hostos, part-time nurse for Roni’s Newark, N.J., school district. "Problem is, her mom thinks those rolls are baby fat. She insists that back in her country no one wants their kid to be skinny and sickly looking. What can you do?"
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:57
If the idea of losing weight conjures up images of annoying diets, endless hours of sweating at the gym, and magical pills promoting empty promises, you’re not alone. A lot of people make drastic changes that are impossible to sustain or restrict themselves so much that they quickly lose their motivation when it comes to losing weight, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tiny, virtually painless changes in your daily routine can go a long way and help to keep you motivated on your path to your weight loss goals.
It’s easy! You can start by: