It has even been suggested that obesity rates may have doubled since sometime in the 1980’s. Obesity is a preventable condition that can place a great strain on an individual`s personal well-being. If not corrected early it can cause diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke just to name a few. For those in their teens, being overweight can have many other consequences if not rectified. An international summer weight loss camp for teens may be just what is required.
Poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise are most likely two of the most common causes of teens being overweight. Being the awkward years in a young person`s life, the poor diet could be due to emotional concerns such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence or depression. They could also be exhibiting these emotional symptoms due to their poor eating habits. Choosing a summer weight loss camp for teens that will educate and not dictate is crucial. What a person eats is just as important as how much they eat.
Teaching them how to find and prepare healthy foods themselves will increase their confidence level allowing them to understand they are responsible for what they eat. Having the time to discover who they are and who they want to be will give them the understanding they are responsible for their own actions and their own destiny. Exciting and adventurous challenges will show they have the strength, ability and power within themselves to make the changes they need to lead a healthier lifestyle.
It will also allow them to see that physical activity need not be torture, but actually a lot of fun. Allowing these teens to freely discuss their thoughts to certified therapists and counselors will get to any core emotional concerns that may be contributing to their condition.
For more information about our international summer weight loss camp for teens, call us today at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy at (800)794-0980. You will be amazed at the difference a summer can make.