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5/6/08 7:04 A

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Way to go, Kiddo!

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My halo might split in 2 every now and then, but I can take it. I've got BIG shoulders--they hide the WINGS!


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5/5/08 10:30 A

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good job on the A!

I was wondering how it all turned out. Thanks for posting it.

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5/5/08 10:12 A

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Thanks, yes I did, I got an A.

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5/5/08 7:14 A

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Thanks for sharing the results of your study ... I hope you got a good grade!



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Rejoined 1/2013 Goal for 12/2012 - lose 58 lbs.
Our bodies are our gardens our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare


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Purpose
Obesity is a worldwide problem and over the past three decades, childhood obesity has become an epidemic. There appears to be concerns that individuals who are obese as children will continue to be obese as adults.
This study examined the relationship between childhood obesity and adulthood obesity.




Method
A posting was placed on Spark People (on online support community for individuals trying to lose weight) asking if anyone was interested in participating in the anonymous study to please respond to the posting.

Fifty-one members ranging in ages from 20-70 responded. Questionnaires were sent out to the volunteers and 35 questionnaires were completed and returned.

Data was collected on all 35 questionnaires and analyzed for possible recurring themes.


Results
57% of the participants reported being overweight as a child even though overall, they seemed to have plenty of healthy play time.

Most of the participants had a parent and/or other immediate family members who were overweight.

As adults, most had made multiple attempts to lose weight where as there were a couple who did not.

Life style changes and poor eating habits seem to be a contributing factor question is; does one contribute to the other.

Overweight and healthy weight children all have the possibility to become overweight as adults.

It appears that family, eating habits, life style changes, and exercise habits all play an important role in who becomes overweight.

Many participants have dealt with the good the bad and the ugly of growing up overweight.

Much credit has to be given to these participants for their resilient in their effort to fight off obesity.
Implications
Social work practice for risk and prevention with interventions that creates exercise as play is needed.

Practice and interventions that capitalize on resilience and uses acceptance as a positive regard.

More research is needed to truly examine just how much daily life changes during adolescents into adulthood really affects the relationship of childhood and adulthood overweight/obesity.




Implications
Possible 10 year longitudinal panel study of children from age 10 years old until they are 20 years old to see how many become or remain overweight into adulthood.

Another possible study could take twenty participants ranging in ages 10 V 18 and provide ten with proper diet and exercise and the other ten would continue a normal routine and after three years of monitoring, compare the groups to see if there is a significant difference in the group that had continued diet and exercise and those without the healthy habits.


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