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how can i help my 10 year old daughter lose weight with asthmas

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johnsongirl258

Asked by johnsongirl258 at 11:36 PM on Jun. 7, 2012 in Kids' Health

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  • dietary changes. If you haven't already, go all whole grains and cut out white starches and sugars.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:39 PM on Jun. 7, 2012

  • Just like everyone else....cut calories if needed, eat healthier. Stay away from junk food, get up and take a walk, no more sitting in front of the TV when eating. Just cause she has asthma doesn't mean she can't have exercise. I mean obviously she can't go running on a beach for any length of time or sprints or what not. Eating healthier would be the #1 thing to do, get her to go outside and just be reasonable.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:43 PM on Jun. 7, 2012

  • Moderate exercise and watch what she eats. Asthma should not be an excuse for being over weight.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 11:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2012

  • ^^ Yes! This. ^^
    theMOMmission

    Answer by theMOMmission at 11:56 PM on Jun. 7, 2012

  • Chances are when the extra weight goes away, so will the asthma.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:10 AM on Jun. 8, 2012

  • diet changes, yes...as for exercise, get her into resistance training ! lifting weights may not burn as many calories initially as cardiovascular exercise, but it burns calories for up to a whole day afterward....it's a slower way of losing weight, but losing it slowly allows skin to change and catch up to the weight loss (although I'm assuming she's young and wouldn't have to worry about that anyway)....and I would still attempt to do a few minutes of moderate cardiovascular every day in attempt to improve her respiratory system gradually....
    FXmomTo3

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 6:05 AM on Jun. 8, 2012

  • When our kids get a plate of food, they have whatever it is for dinner on 1/3 of the plate, and the rest of the plate is 1/3 veggies and 1/3 fruit. They have to eat the veggies and fruits before anything else. They also have never had soda. We don't buy juice, or other things that are full of sugar. They drink water with their meals.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:14 PM on Jun. 8, 2012

  • I have asthma and exercise and have lost weight. Start by walking, then move up to more active exercises. Make sure she uses her inhaler 20 minutes before exercising. Also, exercise will help her build lung capacity and improve her asthma. Food in moderation helps too.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2012

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