“When it comes to children, you need to be especially careful,” says Yulia Bukina, endocrinologist at the OB 23 children's polyclinic. “Therefore, it’s good that Fitness-Change involves not only fitness trainers, but also a psychologist and a nutritionist. I, in turn, will tell the children about how to stay healthy”.
According to Yulia Bukina, about eleven percent of the nine thousand Yalutorov children and adolescents are overweight. Therefore, she gives such recommendations to patients on a regular basis.
“Teenagers can find hundreds of diets on the Internet in a minute, often unbalanced and unhealthy, but promising quick results,” explains the endocrinologist. “And few adolescents understand that returning to the limits of the weight norm is a slow process that requires consistency and patience. No need for extreme restrictions. We need a regime and the right menu, which includes both protein and dairy products. And also physical activity and night rest."
What and how much to eat, how to normalize sleep patterns, in what cases to seek advice from an endocrinologist - this Julia Bukina will tell the teenagers who joined the Fitness-Change project in the near future. In the meantime, 26 girls from 14 to 17 years old have started fitness classes. We wish them success!