Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

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Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults
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Thu, 07-25-2013 - 11:50am

Were you spanked as a child? It could be contributing to your health problems according to Health Day News. "Children whose parents use "harsh" physical punishment such as slapping or shoving may end up in relatively poorer physical health as adults, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 34,000 U.S. adults in a government health study, those who said they were harshly disciplined as kids had slightly higher risks of obesity, arthritis and heart disease.

Harsh punishment was defined as being hit, slapped, pushed or grabbed at least sometimes." read more

Karla
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Registered: 03-12-2013

That's quite interesting- I don't think I would have put the two things together.  I guess it makes sense though. Your mental state, and how you feel about yourself, really does play a role in your overall health.

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Registered: 01-16-2013

I think is a riduculous study. Almost every adult I know for generations was spanked or endured some kind of physical punishment as a child.Do the study again 100 years from now since the trend has been towards non-physical punishment and see if you get the same results before publishing such anti-spanking propoganda.

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Registered: 10-22-2001

Interestimg!

I believe it's true...

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001

In the past I was abused physically and sexually.

It took a toll on my mental health having been abused enotionally.

It would make sense that it would impact my health.

A profound impact.

I dealt with verbal abuse to...

If we are not cared about, it makes sense that we would not care about ourselves.

I am so glad that I do care...:)...

Nightangel