August 28, 2003

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Weight Management News Tips

Listed below are story ideas from The Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. To pursue any of these stories, call John M. Lazarou at 410-502-8902 or jlazaro1@jhmi.edu

FRESHMAN WEIGHT GAIN: WHAT TO DO?
With the start of the college academic year, many teenagers are moving out of their parents' home for the first time. The independence can encourage excessive weight gain. Lawrence Cheskin, M.D. director and founder of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, explains the "freshman 15" and what parents and students can do to help offset weight gain during that critical first year of college.

POUNDS STAY AWAY! HOW TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY EATING HABITS DURING THE WINTER
Dieters over the next six months face a problem as vegetables, fruits become costlier during the winter, and outdoor exercise becomes more restricted. Many people who have worked hard to "shed" weight during the summer do not want to gain it back and will be looking for alternatives. Cynthia Finley, R.D., L.D., C.N.S.D., a clinical dietitian specialist at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center offers a guide to summer produce substitutes that won't wreck your waistline.

EXERCISES TO FIGHT WEIGHT GAIN
Fall and winter weather can limit physical activity, even though medical reports constantly say that adults need an hour a day of "moderately intensive physical activity." How should individuals get started? Johanna Hoffman, an exercise specialist at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, has tips for devising ideal exercise programs.


 


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