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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... Va. (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2020 , ... ... imaging in radiology will be the focus of Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, a ... AuntMinnie.com. , "AI, Enterprise Imaging & Beyond" is the follow-up to AuntMinnie.com's ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... RAM Technologies, Inc., ... Medicare Advantage and Special Needs plans, is proud to support the 2020 National ... (AHIP). RAM is supporting the event as a sponsor and exhibitor and will ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... As fall and winter ... Cohn Health Institute has taken this time to expand and grow into ... 30th Anniversary, the Cohn Health Institute will be relaunching its brand new website, expanding ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Just found out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear ... member shares their diagnosis. Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be ... the best ways to help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) – ... education – is proud to announce its new master’s degree in Military ... in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed to provide students with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 ... ... of integrative medicine and aesthetic beauty, bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed ... Toronto, Dr. Rahi ventured out to share her knowledge of the human body ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bleep LLC, maker of the DreamPort ... patient, is the company’s new spokesperson. , “In my line of work, a good ... found the Bleep DreamPort it was a Bleeping no brainer for me,” said Jensen. ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ScripHessco has announced the ... infographic breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal sports injuries and get ... “Athletes have an unusual amount of pressure and stress on their bodies, so ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: