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Research On Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Research On Child Obesity.

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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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  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

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

The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t...  Read more

To brkfst or not to bkfst?:I'm very confused right now. I researched my metabolism, half a dozen ar
Updated 6/24/2016 6:51:54 PM

To brkfst or not to bkfst?:I'm very confused right now. I researched my metabolism, half a dozen articles. they say I should not eat anything before noon so my body will go into fat burning mode. I hate eating more than coffee and maybe toast.makes...  Read more

Ever try planking while your child crawls under or
Updated 6/24/2016 6:02:03 PM

Ever try planking while your child crawls under or over top of you? Well . . . Thanks to my 6 year old son, I have! Terrible for concentration; difficult to do while laughing, but I managed to pull it off for 30 seconds without laughing or falling!!!...  Read more

Ever try planking while your child crawls under or
Updated 6/24/2016 5:58:32 PM

Ever try planking while your child crawls under or over top of you? Well . . . Thanks to my 6 year old son, I have! Terrible for concentration; difficult to do while laughing, but I managed to pull it off for 30 seconds without laughing or falling! ğ...  Read more

Anyone else use their children for weights they lo
Updated 6/17/2016 3:46:10 PM

Anyone else use their children for weights they love it! We rocked out to Luke Bryan and did our workout 😍...  Read more

Does any on elase have a child. That make fun of y
Updated 6/17/2016 3:47:12 PM

Does any on elase have a child. That make fun of you when you try to exercise? I have about gave up on trying to exercise around my son because of this it Mack me feel like crap...  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

Sugar can lead to obesity

Researchers find strongest link yet between high sugar consumption and obesity Previous research, linking low sugar with obesity, ‘compromised' by self-reportingShows ‘huge gap' between perception and reality of diet among obese peopleCancer charity:...  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

Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

It’s been documented for quite a while that there’s 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

Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te...  Read more