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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

I am having major problems drinking enough water.
Updated 5/23/2016 8:30:40 AM

I am having major problems drinking enough water. I am not a person who likes to drink water a lot. Does any one have a solution to this?...  Read more

You know where your problem lies, so don't beat yo
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You know where your problem lies, so don't beat yourself up about it, learn, move on and improve the next time this starts. Like MELSMIMI said, distract yourself when you get the urge to try and push through the cravings....  Read more

I have problems with my belly size, I always feel
Updated 5/22/2016 6:04:40 PM

I have problems with my belly size, I always feel bloated and people tell me I look pregnant. Sugestions?...  Read more

Anyone having a problem with scanner?
Updated 5/21/2016 9:16:20 PM

Anyone having a problem with scanner?...  Read more

Occupy yourself with a problem that has a solution
Updated 5/21/2016 10:49:40 AM

Occupy yourself with a problem that has a solution! Give yourself 20 minutes to play word or number games, write down the lyrics of your favorite songs, or solve brain teasers....  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