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
I'm starting back up on my program. I'm at 215# and want to lose the next 30#'s. I'm in Costa Mesa, CA. I'm hoping to get a couple of buddies who will help me or slap me along the way. If that is you please let me know.... Read more
I lifted weights when I was first in the Military some 38 years ago, because I can't stand to be told 'You can't do that, Your a girl." I don't have the money for a trainer. The gym doesn't have the exercises posted for the free weights and the weig... Read more
So after months of bein away I started my program again. Its been a week and I've lost about 3 lbs and 2 and a half inches around my belly!! :D Been eatin a lot more fruits and veggies too :)... Read more
I am on a journey to finally stop yo-yoing. I discovered this Low Carb/High Fat program by Dr. David Groves. So far, I've been on it for over 2 weeks and feel great. Last year, I did the 5:2 program, where for two non-consecutive days, you fast an... 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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