Losing weight is an ever popular topic, isn’t it? One thing I have noticed lately, though, is that weight issues are being faced by the younger generation more and more. Perhaps at their impressionable age, the weight issues they face are even more critical.
Just last month, during the holiday break, I noticed that my younger cousins – aged from 16 to 20 – were all dealing with weight issues. And when I read a feature article on MSN about teenagers and weight loss, my interest was really aroused. Basically, the article says that a psychotherapy program may work better to help teenagers deal with weight issues and avoid obesity. This is in comparison with traditional health classes.
I agree with the idea of the program mentioned, which “focuses on improving interpersonal relationships by targeting the underlying social and interpersonal difficulties that influence individuals to engage in maladaptive behaviors.”
If you think about it, the factors mentioned above – interpersonal relationships and social difficulties – also come into play even when you’re in your 30s (or 40s for that matter). These are even more critical during the teenage period as teenagers are more susceptible to their effects.
If you think about it, the bottom line is dealing with the person with weight issues using a holistic approach. The same goes for us – if we want to lose weight for good, then we ought to take a look at more than what and how we eat. At the very least, this is something to think about, don’t you think? Try some of these weight loss tips to get great results too.
Originally posted on January 15, 2010 @ 6:07 pm