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Child Obesity Problems Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Problems.

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

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

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

Healthy Family Book Reviews

With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r...  Read more

Huge Belly Problem
Updated 4/15/2014 4:00:28 AM

Hi, I'm on dialysis and have been having osteoporosis problems for the past few years as a result. I recently had surgery to rectify this in March 2013. I still have some aches and pains but it is getting better. Because of this, I can't exercise as...  Read more

anyone at Sparkpeople see a problem here??
Updated 4/9/2014 8:31:09 PM

does anyone at Spark fitness see a problem / contradiction in terms here??? Seriously??? and please don't make excuses like i have seen before.. i can't see any.you can come up with, seriously.. this is a problem and obviously the exercise tip /this...  Read more

Adding Friends Problems
Updated 4/9/2014 10:43:58 AM

When I share my link with my real friends: http://my.sparkpeople.com/HEATHER_ARSEN no one is able to add me as a friend. I can not find any settings that have me set to private and not allowing friends. Can anyone help me figure out what I'm doing w...  Read more

Around-the-world Journey With Small Children
Updated 4/7/2014 11:47:32 PM

I read about a San Diego family who set sail on an around-the-world journey with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters. Family members found themselves stranded, fell ill with Salmonella, and had to be rescued 900 miles from shore. www.nbcsa...  Read more

Spark points page problem
Updated 3/31/2014 4:50:28 PM

Can someone tell me why every time I go to the SparkPoints page it crashes the computer? It doesn't do it on any other page, but I cannot go into the SparkPoints....  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

Cooking up Some Fun

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

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