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
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
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
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
So, I'm doing the Herbalife program. I've been on it for a month now, but realized I wasn't fully sticking to the program, so I decided to join Spark as a food journal. The only problem, Spark gives me more calories to play with than Herbalife, so it... Read more
Is anyone else doing the CurvesComplete program or another weight loss plan rather than SP and how is that working for you. I joined Curves a month ago, good exercise not so good with the food, but two good days. Let's help each other!... Read more
I just had my second child. Before I got pregnant the second time I was 143lbs after I gave birth I was 215lbs. Second pregnancy I got very bad problems. And after having her I still do. And have hard time working out! I need ideas!!... Read more
I just don't feel that great. i have aches and pains in joints and muscles that I never had before. i have eased into exercise by stretching, yoga, meditation....always using the lowest intensity to start out, increasing as my balance and strength in... 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
Having my GD with me a lot we watch her programs and I have noticed the scream, run around like they are crazy and go nuts when there is a problem. If your young children are loud and wild , watch there programs you will be educated. I don't think my... Read more
Itís been documented for quite a while that thereís a strong link between TV watching and obesity in children. The assumption has usually been that the time a child spends watching TV reduces the time spent on physical activity, but this new researc... 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
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