· Research indicates overweight children and teens perform worse on some measures of intellectual functioning and in school.
· Obese children are absent from school an average of 20% more days than healthy- weight children.
· Significant weight loss has led to improvements in a measure of academic competence.
We all know what the effects of being overweight can bring – physically, mentally, and socially. When you’re an obese child or teenager “just trying to fit in,” the added strain is only intensified.
The number of obese children has increased explosively over the last ten years and continues to rise. Let’s face it, we live in a “fast-food-computer-generated” era, where food is prepared for the taste buds and ease of preparation and exercise is looked upon as a leisure activity, rather than a way of life.
So what can we do to help our overweight kids? Of course we start by setting an example, eating healthy, and getting daily exercise, but sometimes that’s just not enough.
Wellspring Camp, the leading weight loss program for teens and young adults, may be the answer to your problem. Wellspring has a scientific approach to diet and activity management that helps campers change behaviors in order to adopt a new, healthy lifestyle. Campers lose an average of 4 lbs. per week and, best of all, 70% of Wellspring campers maintain or continue losing weight at home.
Wellspring takes kids as young as five years of age and has fourteen locations located in California, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania, and in the UK and Canada. Family camps, retreats and adult programs are also available. Wellspring Camps isn’t only a place to get healthy; your kids will meet others struggling with the same issues and have a lot of fun doing it.
This organization just launched an early enrolment deal of $1,000 off their summer 2010 programs from now until January 31, 2010. How does it work? Any parent who registers his or her child will immediately receive the discount upon completion of the form. Summer programs start at $6,000 and many guests will be eligible for health insurance reimbursement.
To see more of what Wellspring Camps are all about, or to take advantage of this great offer, check out their web site at http://www.wellspringcamps.com/