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Child Obesity Problems Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Problems.

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SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

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

Soda Drinkers Beware!

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

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

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

Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

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

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

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

I'm new, need to lose about 50lbs. My problem is t
Updated 9/22/2016 8:24:56 PM

I'm new, need to lose about 50lbs. My problem is terrible food choices and not enough exercise. #firstpost...  Read more

I have had problems with my stomach for some time
Updated 9/22/2016 12:51:46 PM

I have had problems with my stomach for some time and am struggling to find relief for stomach pain. I am tempted to try the whole 30 diet to see if I have good sensitivity, but worry about this being to restricted in the beginning....  Read more

Had a very stressful day adult children ๐Ÿ˜ I man
Updated 9/22/2016 1:31:11 AM

Had a very stressful day adult children ๐Ÿ˜ I managed-0- stress eating. I hopped on the bicycle went 12 miles knowing tomorrow is another day....  Read more

Had an extremely stressful day. Adult children ๐Ÿ
Updated 9/22/2016 12:54:47 AM

Had an extremely stressful day. Adult children ๐Ÿ˜‘however I did -0- stress eating thanks to reading others trials in hopped on my bicycle and went 12ml.i feel great and know tomorrow is another day. However it has my sleep messed up๐Ÿ˜•...  Read more

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Updated 9/24/2016 8:44:28 AM

#techsupport Is anyone else having problems with the "Favorites" category in the Exercise Log? In the beginning I had my Favs saved & could select my workouts from there. Now it doesn't save anything. I'm thinking it's broken...! HELP!!!...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese

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

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

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

High School Football Players: Is Bigger Really Better?

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