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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

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

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

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

Super Bowl & birthday party Sunday two problems: s
Updated 2/5/2016 8:52:28 AM

Super Bowl & birthday party Sunday two problems: staying on track with the menu, cake (chocolate) How do I pick healthy choices at someone house?...should I have fruit for breakfast and lunch giving room for high calorie dinner...  Read more

I was always ultra thin even after gaving my child
Updated 2/5/2016 12:26:11 AM

I was always ultra thin even after gaving my childern then i got thyriod cancer and had my thyriod removed and shortly after 3 surgeries to repair my broken back from an ex. So losing weight uugghhh HELP...  Read more

How do you keep a routine with a young child aroun
Updated 2/4/2016 9:25:17 PM

How do you keep a routine with a young child around....  Read more

Just started but I have a problem on the training.
Updated 2/4/2016 9:25:10 PM

Just started but I have a problem on the training. I walked 207 miles and different inclines and speeds, according to the treadmill 350 call burned and then to the cycle for 2 miles but really hard to chart this in you system...what to do???...  Read more

foot problems/walking shoes
Updated 2/5/2016 7:08:54 PM

I am trying to be more active & start a walking program, but my feet start hurting after being on them for a short period of time. I went to a store that sells only athletic shoes to be fitted, but they carry nothing in a WW width. I bought New Bal...  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

Cooking up Some Fun

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

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