Navigation Links
The Quantum Scale Helps in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Date:7/6/2010

Positive reinforcement rather than setting a target weight is the key to success.

Kitchener, ON (PRWEB) -- A new tool for reducing the rate of childhood obesity, the Quantum Scale relies on positive reinforcement and encouragement to help promote weight loss and a healthier lifestyle for children and adolescents.

This revolutionary scale is designed to play an important role in fighting childhood obesity by taking away the child's psychological burden of trying to reach a predetermined or ideal weight (which often leads to an unhealthy obsession with weight loss). And it does this in a new, innovative way.

The scale registers (but does not display) the actual weight of the user, storing it in the scale's memory. From that point on, the scale only displays weight loss or gain. Users of the Quantum Scale report that focusing on the progress of weight loss instead of the child's total weight improves their self image and they find the child is more apt to use the scale (as opposed to traditional scales) to track their progress. Plus, the child identifies with the cause and effect of their weight loss efforts rather than focusing on a predetermined outcome.

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. And the first lady, Michelle Obama, is leading an initiative to deal with the problem (USA Today*) The US Department of Health and Human Services states that overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults with the associated risks of illness and disease.

The creators of the Quantum Scale also remark that eliminating the tag of a three-digit number (total weight) helps the child focus on healthy eating and exercise instead of reaching a preset, and sometimes unrealistic target weight.

Available in five colors, the Quantum Scale is sold through a number of retail outlets and can also be purchased dire
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Quantum Health Appoints Stark as Executive Vice President of Sales
2. Mongoose Metrics Partners with Webtrends™ for Full-Scale Integration of Online and Offline Web Analytics Call Tracking Solutions
3. NASA selects DNA Medicine Institutes Nanoscale Diagnostics Technology for Phase II SBIR
4. Therapure Biopharma Inc. Commissions its Commercial-Scale Lyophilizer
5. Confronting infectious disease threats at large-scale international events
6. ValueOptions(R) Anxiety Scale: Unemployment, Anxiety Ride Together to New Heights
7. Dr. Dispense Chooses World's First Fully Automated Managed Hosting Solution from StrataScale for All Outsourcing Needs
8. New scale for measuring addiction to work
9. Nanoscale stealth probe slides into cell walls seamlessly, say Stanford engineers
10. World's First GSM-Enabled Scale Gets Set for Launch to Help in Weight Loss
11. McGill-UBC project creates mouse grimace scale to help identify pain in humans and animals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nocturia is defined by the ... the individual has to wake at night one ... – Pipeline Review, H2 2014” provides comprehensive information ... comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by ... administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The topic of B&D ... block retaining walls. The article states that, “While they give ... necessary steps that go into creating this powerful look.” , ... retaining wall is choosing which kind of block matches your ... B&D Rockeries says, “The two main options are concrete and ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... FL (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... Innovations are pleased to announce that Ashley Lombardo ... Thanksgiving #PayItForward contest. , Ms. Lombardo entered friend ... Kitchen Innovations. She wrote of how her friend is ... daughters as a single mom. Despite medical bills piling ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... “Greenfield Naturals” was featured on NewsWatch as ... features the latest and coolest technology products available to ... NewsWatch, conducted the product review and shared with viewers ... water. , From pollution to hazardous substances in water, ... done to remove these chemicals, especially in water. , ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those air-blown ... germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests. ... on the hands of volunteers in order to simulate ... dryers, high-powered "jet-air" dryers or paper towels to dry ... and found higher amounts of germs around both types ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:5 Step Installment of Block Retaining Walls is Topic of Latest Article by B&D Rockeries 2Health News:Forbes Living TV Announces Winner of Thanksgiving #PayItForward Contest 2Health News:An Easy Home Solution to Get Better Tasting Water was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2Health News:Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds 2
... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Even prior to ... in four American parents with health insurance reported that their ... medical care their children needed. Parents of kids with ... to say their insurance coverage did not meet their needs, ...
... and promise of using thermal ablation to target and ... of Vascular and Interventional Radiology ,s August supplement, "Thermal ... Goals and Future Technology." "The Journal ... on the development of multiple medical techniques and devices ...
... 11 states will receive more than $6 million in ... on substance abuse and associated problems among U.S. military ... Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of ... to award grants that will examine substance abuse related ...
... treat metastatic melanoma tumors with a specific genetic signature was successful ... clinical trial. Results of the trial of PLX4032, an inhibitor ... half of all melanomas, appear in the August 26 New ... and is one of the top causes of cancer death in ...
... 25 Vitamin D may be an effective therapy to ... can cause severe complications for patients with cystic fibrosis and ... UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Louisiana ... by Jay Kolls, M.D., Ph.D., a lung disease researcher at ...
... Melissa Lee Phillips HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. ... to an inheritable eye disease that affects 5 percent of ... for transplants of the cornea. The genetic disorder, ... the cornea -- the thin, clear membrane that covers the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids 'Underinsured': Study 2Health News:Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids 'Underinsured': Study 3Health News:Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology sees growth, promise of tumor ablation 2Health News:Studies on combat-related substance use and abuse to be funded by NIH and VA 2Health News:Studies on combat-related substance use and abuse to be funded by NIH and VA 3Health News:Targeted drug leads to regression of metastatic melanoma with mutated BRAF gene 2Health News:Targeted drug leads to regression of metastatic melanoma with mutated BRAF gene 3Health News:Vitamin D may treat and prevent allergic reaction to mold in cystic fibrosis patients 2Health News:Study Links Gene to Serious Eye Disease 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014 MEDITE Group acquired by ... months and the 3 rd quarter sales ended September ... was $448,000 for the nine months ended September 2014 and ... though our 3 rd quarter is usually a seasonable ... from July into September for many countries worldwide, we are ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... COLLEGE PARK, Md. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... Engineering today will host the ceremonial groundbreaking of the ... Maryland, College Park. The new building will cultivate transformative ... human health.  Taking place at 10:00 a.m. ... building in the Paint Branch Parking Lot, adjacent to ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MARCOS, Texas , Nov. 21, 2014  World ... hemp containing low THC, announces they are now offering ... comparable to Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical ... from other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and ... for US laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 2CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 2University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 4New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3
... Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the ... announced that Mr. Ofir Paz, InspireMD,s co-founder and chief ... will participate in the Benchmark Company, LLC One-on-One Investor ... Hotel, 424 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. The conference ...
... Axcan Intermediate Holdings Inc. announces that it ... the recently completed combination of two specialty pharma companies ... also has a new corporate logo and website (please ... "Our new name, Aptalis, is intended to capture the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD to Participate in Benchmark Company, LLC 2011 One-On-One Investor Conference 2InspireMD to Participate in Benchmark Company, LLC 2011 One-On-One Investor Conference 3The Newly Combined Axcan and Eurand Announce Name Change to Aptalis 2The Newly Combined Axcan and Eurand Announce Name Change to Aptalis 3
Inquire...
Inquire...
One Piece: Premier Pouches - Premier pouches provide the ultimate in skin protection with our long wearing Flextend skin barriers and superior comfort with our soft and silky ComfortWear panels....
Inquire...
Medicine Products: