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Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight as You Grow Your Family
One of the not-so-joyful aspects of parenthood is weight gain. And the pounds add up with each addition to the family. According to Duke University Medical Center researchers, each child increases obesity risk by 4 percent for dads and 7 percent for moms. “Kids take time,” said Truls Ostbye, M.D., a professor of community and family medicine at Duke. “Parents who may have been very disciplined before children, now find they have less time to prepare healthy foods, less time for physical activity, and overall less time for themselves.” Starting healthy habits early is key. “Be mindful wh...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - January 5, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Primary Care Health & Fitness Center Health and Wellness Source Type: news