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
It's my first full week of this program, I totally splurged today and went over my goal a bit, however. I did lose 1.6 lbs so I am totally okay with splurging for 1 day. Now to get back to the gym, I haven't done that in a few weeks.... Read more
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 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! đ... Read more
Just started a new program called Naturally Slim. I'm learning how to think/eat like a naturally thin person. I only eat when I feel hungry, stop when I am comfortably full, take 25 mins to eat, etc. Anyone try this program?... Read more
Yea off to vna day program. I don't get my steps/ miles in there but a lot of entertaining events/ games there plus alot of interesting stories of a different generations life style. Fridays meals there mess up my food diary becausemeals made there... Read more
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
Obesity a Risk in School Lunch LinesObese sixth graders pack on the pounds in much the same manner as their adult counterparts — too much TV, poor dietary habits, and too little physical activity.And school lunches appear to be a major factor in thos... Read more
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
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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