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
Hello, I am new to this program. I want to lose 80 lbs by January 2016. Spark people says I should consume 1200-1550 calories per day. If I stay within that range along with exercise, will I be able to lose weight?... Read more
Hi, I'm Terah I am 27, married with a 6 year old daughter and I am very dissatisfied with my figure. In the last I would say 2 weeks I have noticed some pretty big signs that it is time for change. Clothing not fitting the way they should, shortness... Read more
I'm 36, married, one child, one dog, two cats and a half part time job.
I live in Hessen, Germany and would love texting and snail mail buddies.
I use skype, facebook messenger and whats app.
I have 46 kilos to lose.... 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
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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