Teenagers and parents take note. Having dinner together with their families may inculcate healthier eating habits in teens, a new study has revealed. Teenagers who eat alone may binge more on junk and have irregular eating patterns. Teenagers and young adults who eat with their families may imbibe better dietary practices and even bond with them more. Kathryn Walton, post-doctoral researcher at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In addition to healthy eating habits, preparing and enjoying a meal together can also help families bond, revealed the study. Jess Haines, Professor from the University of Guelph in Canada. For the study, the team looked at more than 2,700 participants, 14 to 24 years of age. Walton said many teenagers and young adults living at home are busy with evening extracurricular activities or part-time jobs, making it hard to find time for dinner with family members. But having even one meal together-even if it’s breakfast together — can be just as effective, the researcher said. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.
For example, you definitely don’t need them to “protect” you in everyday situations, especially if you didn’t ask them to. If it seems like they’re blowing small problems out of proportion, or rushing to your aid over every little thing, it’s time to have a conversation. It’s understandable that you might take a step back from your friendships as your relationship develops. Instead of being social, you may prefer to spend all your time together going on dates, hanging out, and getting to know each other. And that can feel really good. But eventually friendships should become a priority again, especially since it’s a way to maintain your individuality within the relationship. If your partner is insecure, you can try to be understanding and help them through it. And this is particularly important if they’ve been through toxic situations in the past. But again, it’s possible to overboard, and providing constant reassurance can get tiring.
Jared DeFife, PhD, clinical psychologist in Atlanta who specializes in relationship problems, tells Bustle. Checking your phone or endless interrogations about who you’re with and what you’re doing, DeFife says, can be a red flag. Of course, when you’re in the thick of it, it’s easy to start accepting this type of weird behavior as “normal,” or as a sign your partner loves you. But the reality is it’s much more controlling than it is sweet. If this has become a problem, you can again talk about boundaries, and try to agree on what you need to share with each other, and what you don’t. You may be able to reach an agreement that helps you both feel comfortable. If your partner isn’t willing to back down, though, definitely reconsider the health of your relationship. If you’re going through a tough time, having a partner to help can be a great thing.
Maybe they drive you to doctor’s appointments, or serve as a sounding board when you need to vent. Those ways of helping can be a way to offer love and support. But if they start overstepping their bounds, take note. It’s one thing if your partner misses you while you’re away, but it’s something else entirely if they use that to get you to cancel plans in order to hang out with them. It could be an attempt to control, or a sign that your partner lacks trust. So if you can find a way to bring it up, it may help to have a conversation, and talk about the impact this habit is having on your relationship. Jenna Ponaman, a dating and relationship coach, tells Bustle. So while a lot of the habits listed above can be controlling and smothering, this flip side — where they don’t care at all what you do — isn’t a great way to show love, either. Your partner might think that love means not caring about where you are, or feeling as if you don’t have to check in. But such a nonchalant attitude can come off as a lack of investment, Ponaman says, and send the wrong message. In order for a relationship to feel secure and balanced, you’ll both want to land somewhere in the middle. Of course, every relationship will be different, so you’ll want to trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, look into it. And consider talking about it. There are ways to turn around bad habits like these, and show love in a healthier way.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood. Glucose, which comes from the foods we eat, is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body. To use glucose, the body needs the hormone insulin. But in people with diabetes, the body either can’t make insulin or the insulin doesn’t work in the body like it should. Type 1 diabetes, in which the immune system attacks the pancreas and destroys the cells that make insulin. Type 2 diabetes, in which the pancreas can still make insulin, but the body doesn’t respond to it properly. In both types of diabetes, glucose can’t get into the cells normally. This causes a rise in blood sugar levels, which can make someone sick if not treated. Can Type 1 Diabetes Be Prevented? Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented. Doctors can’t even tell who will get it and who won’t.
- Blackstrap molasses
- 101 Square Meals
- Candy (hard candy, jelly beans, gummies, chewing gum)
- Extreme light sensitivity
- Not allowing grazing
- A persistent cough
No one knows for sure what causes type 1 diabetes, but scientists think it has something to do with genes. But just getting the genes for diabetes isn’t usually enough. In most cases, a child has to be exposed to something else — like a virus — to get type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes isn’t contagious, so kids and teens can’t catch it from another person or pass it along to friends or family members. And eating too much sugar doesn’t cause type 1 diabetes, either. There’s no reliable way to predict who will get type 1 diabetes, but blood tests can find early signs of it. These tests aren’t done routinely, however, because doctors don’t have any way to stop a child from developing the disease, even if the tests are positive. Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Prevented? Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can sometimes be prevented. Excessive weight gain, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle are all things that put a person at risk for type 2 diabetes.
In the past, type 2 diabetes usually happened only in adults. But now, more kids and teens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, due to the rapidly increasing number of overweight kids. Although kids and teens might be able to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by managing their weight and increasing physical activity, other risk factors for type 2 diabetes can’t be changed. Kids with one or more family members with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for the disease, and some ethnic and racial groups are more likely to developing it. How Can I Protect My Kids From Developing Type 2 Diabetes? Make sure kids eat a healthy diet. Encouraging your kids to eat low-fat, nutrient-rich foods — like whole-grain cereals and breads, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and lean proteins — can help prevent excessive weight gain, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Limit sugary foods and beverages. Consuming lots of sugar-filled foods and beverages — like sodas, juices, and iced teas — can lead to excessive weight gain. Encourage lots of physical activity. Staying active and limiting the time spent in sedentary activities — like watching TV, being online, or playing video or computer games — can help reduce the risk of weight gain and help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Being active can be as simple as walking the dog or mowing the lawn. Try to do something that gets you and your kids moving every day. If you think your child may be overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian. They can help you learn what your child’s weight goals should be and how to reach them.