Weight Loss programs
Together with CHaD at Wentworth Douglass Hospital, we are planning a 10-week weight loss program for teens starting January 28, 2012. This program will include sport and fitness activities, as well as fun recreational activities. We will also provide information about nutrition and lifestyle choices.
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The goal is to provide social and recreational opportunities for youth that are often not able to participate in mainstream recreational programs due to physical condition. Our lifestyle programs focus on fun and inclusive activities for youth and teens and to work towards improving their health lifestyle. The pace of the program is adjusted so all participants are able to engage in the activities.
February, March, April
10 week weight loss program
High School Ages
Our program offerings and activities vary and therefore at times the criteria for participation may vary. Careful consideration must be given to those applicants whose individual medical condition is so severe it may ultimately jeopardize their safety or the safety of other campers. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
All applications are reviewed by our team. Decisions are based on the child’s medical diagnosis and age for the specific program. We will do our best to accommodate your child’s individual needs. Please contact us with any questions or concerns to make sure we are as prepared as possible with the right number of staff and appropriate activities planned.
Please note that every program has a specific registration limit. Enrollment is first come first serve.
What is obesity
Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy. If you are obese, you have a much higher amount of body fat than lean muscle mass.
Adults with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 but less than 30 are considered overweight. Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese.
Consuming more calories than you burn leads to being overweight and, eventually, obesity. The body stores unused calories as fat. Obesity can be the result of:
- Eating more food than the body can use
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Not getting enough exercise
Certain thyroid problems may also lead to weight gain. Genetic factors play some part in the development of obesity -- children of obese parents are 10 times more likely to be obese than children with parents of normal weight.
Obesity is a significant health threat. The extra weight puts unusual stress on all parts of the body. It raises your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and gallbladder disease. Conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which were once thought to mainly affect adults, are often seen in children who are obese. Obesity may also increase the risk for some types of cancer. Persons who are obese are more likely to develop osteoarthritis and sleep apnea. (source:www.healthline.com).
- 32% of America’s children are overweight
- Teens and adolescents are showing signs of illness normally found in overweight adults
- 90% of overweight kids already have at least one avoidable risk factor for heart disease
- Teens as young as 15 are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
- 25% or less of high school students participate in daily physical education classes
- According to school enrollment, Strafford County has a teen population of more than 5,000
Obesity Programs in the Northeast
Camp Davis Rhode Island
Camp Kingsmont Massachusetts