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
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
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
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
I just wanted to warn the moderators of this site that there seems to be something wrong with the point system for the articles. I accidentally awarded myself points twice for the same article and it allowed me to. In the past, when I had gotten the... Read more
Witchin, I'm sure there's articles on spark about this-try searching the full site for heart healthy, etc. I know I've seen some articles on bad habits that affect heart health and I'm guessing there are some on food too.... Read more
There are a few articles on the full site about getting out of an exercise rut or finding new cardio activities, check them out. I agree with others, finding variety is probably the right thing.... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
Time magazine had an article on Tiger Moms, the traditional Chinese culture of mothers who demand a lot from their children, and the children who acheive it. One phrase stuck with me from the article and is my new mantra -- "Assume Strength".... Read more
Childhood obesity has become a hot topic in the news these days. Rising obesity rates and questions about the health and well-being of our children have forced parents, teachers, the government and others to start taking action to combat this proble... Read more
For many years now we have all been educated regarding the harmful effects smoking has on our health and it appears people have finally taken heed to the dangers. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on December 3rd,... Read more
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