Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from drinking one regular soda drink a week to at least one a day, they gain... Read more
Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
Does any1 else have problems breathing from the weight? I find myself accidentally holding my breath at times and I can't do much of anything without feeling winded and tired I have to sit down. been to doctors and had every test normal. Is it weight... Read more
I changed my username a while ago and every day when I turn on my computer, I'm asked to 'log in' and when I go to my start page to log in, it has my old username and I have to put in the new name. This is daily and is getting frustrating. Can you... Read more
I recently changed my Username and yet Sparks asks me to log in with that old name every day! So I go into my start page and put my new Username in all over again. It is getting a bit frustrating that my new name isn't being acknowledged when I get... Read more
For about a week when I try to use the "Add Daily Note" feature on the Fitness Tracker the window that opens is blank-no graphic of lined paper, and the cursor won't display in the window, not possible to add a note.
Also in the nutrition track... Read more
I have a problem with drinking water. I also do good on my eating until at dinner time seemthat is the time I want to eat the most. sometimes I can ignore it but then some days I over due. I want to lose at least 100 pounds.... Read more
Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese, sometimes because of metabolic and hormonal problems. When someone is obese they have too much body fat. Thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, and pituitary disorders can cause obesity. Endocrinologis... Read more
Download the free e-cookbook and show your child the joy of cooking. It offers healthy alternatives & ideas for parents & caregivers of children. http://www.peelregion.ca/health/obesity/re sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf... Read more
The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally. My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children. But I’ll be honest, when I see st... Read more
The pressure on high school athletes to compete and perform has never been higher than it is now. As college tuition rates continue to rise, many student athletes rely on scholarships to help them get a higher education. But in some sports, kids a... Read more
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