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Child Obesity Rate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Rate.

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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

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

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

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

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

Need a heart rate monitor tracker (Chest strap)
Updated 6/25/2016 8:22:28 AM

Hi, am looking for a good heart rate monitor and tracker. You know the kind that goes around the chest. I'm not sure which one is good for both tracking and heart rate monitoring. I'm not sure what's out there. I know there's the Polar, but tha...  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! ...  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

Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than Ever

Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than EverKey TakeawaysWhile the latest Gallup-Healthways Obesity Index shows 27.7 percent of Americans are now obese, the CDC estimates are closer to 35 percent.Obesity is the result of having too much body fat and...  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

New FDA Nutrition Labels Would Be Easier to Read

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade USA TodayGood news: Far fewer kids ages two to five are obese today compared with eight years ago. Bad news: Experts warn the nu...  Read more

Childhood Obesity Rates Higher in the South

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the past 30 years with rates for 6-11 year olds increasing from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008. The rates for adolescents...  Read more