HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls

The effectiveness of the "Energy Up" program developed by lifestyle and fitness leader Kathie Dolgin known to her students as High Voltage, has recently been evaluated in an article published in the May issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health (www.adolescenthealth.org/journal.htm). The health brief titled,"Energy Up" A Novel Approach to the Weight Management of Inner-City Teens," describes the positive results of this school-based, nutrition and fitness pilot program.

The research gathered shows that the "Energy Up" program works and is successful in dealing with behavioral issues of adolescent girls. The program under review took place at an all girl, parochial high school in New York City during the school year of 2003-2004. Participants in "Energy Up" lost a significant amount of weight. Obese girls lost the most weight while normal weight girls gained what was expected for their age. The girls changed their lifestyle by eating better, exercising more and building self-esteem.

Unlike other obesity prevention programs, "Energy Up" is not based on the health belief model which states that teens are unhealthy because they dont know certain behaviors are harmful. Instead, this novel program identifies why teens engage in unhealthy behaviors, specifically overeating, and acknowledges that many young people overeat when they know it is bad for them. "Energy Up" looks at causes, as opposed to being reactionary.

The program frames overeating within the realm of food addiction, something that no other American school based program does. Studies show that binge eating triggers the same neurological pathways as drug addiction, so Voltages theories are rooted in science. Furthermore, recent studies of carbohydrate consumption support that these foods affect satiety, and can trigger over eating.

The corner stone of "Energy Up" is the self-esteem component. Almost all other
'"/>

Contact: Claire O'Connor
oconnorpr@aol.com
212-245-5784
Claire O'Connor Public Relations, Inc.
31-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD
2. New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
3. Research demonstrates link between domestic violence and asthma
4. New study demonstrates nicotines role in smoking behavior
5. Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure
6. Circumcision for prevention of HIV: new analysis demonstrates cost-effectiveness
7. Canadian study demonstrates medical induction of labor increases risk of amniotic-fluid embolism
8. ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) demonstrates significant improvements in cardiovascular outcomes
9. Study demonstrates successful HIV-prevention program for Latino youth
10. Diabetes program demonstrates comprehensive care approach to NYC participants
11. New study demonstrates that AMITIZA (lubiprostone) may help improve symptoms

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... B. E. Smith, the ... to lead a national chief operating officer recruitment for Nicklaus Children’s ... healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 1,000 healthcare executives ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... AvePoint Public Sector, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ... it was named the recipient of the 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence ... Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), was presented June 29 during the ConVurge Honorary Awards ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... As the world becomes more connected through ... they interact with products in their everyday lives. Technology can now help homeowners gain ... home entertainment and safety, as well as making kitchen tasks simpler. , ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... A Board ... CoolSculpting Plus, an advanced approach to body contouring. CoolSculpting Plus combines CoolSculpting® ... About the basic CoolSculpting procedure:, The CoolSculpting procedure is the only ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Denver-based SlimGenics Weight Control ... was named No. 14 on ColoradoBiz magazine’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies list. ColoradoBiz ... been recognized. The award identifies outstanding woman-owned businesses that demonstrate excellence and success ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Operating Officer 3Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 2Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 3Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 4Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 2Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 3Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 4Health News:Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon Introduces a New and Improved Body Contouring Procedure - CoolSculpting Plus™ 2Health News:Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon Introduces a New and Improved Body Contouring Procedure - CoolSculpting Plus™ 3Health News:Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon Introduces a New and Improved Body Contouring Procedure - CoolSculpting Plus™ 4Health News:ColoradoBiz Magazine Names SlimGenics #14 on Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies List 2Health News:ColoradoBiz Magazine Names SlimGenics #14 on Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies List 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... Conn. , July 2, 2015 Numotion,s ... Executive Officer announced that Tamas Feitel has ... Feitel joins Numotion after a highly successful 18 year ... leadership roles driving strategy, profitability, and productivity to result ... most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for GE ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015   Decision Resources ... retinal specialists identify less frequent dosing as the ... due to the burden on both patients and ... growth factor (VEGF) injections, which are the current ... abicipar pegol, which is in development for dosing ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... The report "Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market ... Enterococcus), Enzymes (Fibre-digesting & Starch-digesting), Crop-type & Geography - ... Enzymes Market is expected to reach $489.05 Million by ... 2020. Browse 75 market Tables and ... P ages and an in-depth TOC on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Numotion Names Tamas Feitel Chief Financial Officer 2Retinal Specialists Indicate Strong Desire for DME Therapies Which Induce Greater Vision Gains or are Administered Less Frequently Than Currently Approved Anti-VEGF Therapies 2Retinal Specialists Indicate Strong Desire for DME Therapies Which Induce Greater Vision Gains or are Administered Less Frequently Than Currently Approved Anti-VEGF Therapies 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 4
Cached News: