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Child Obesity Rate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Child Obesity Rate.

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

51 yo mother of four grown children. I work too mu
Updated 11/22/2015 5:44:43 PM

51 yo mother of four grown children. I work too much and need to start taking care of myself too. Looking for a buddy who can understand and help keep each other motivated....  Read more

Been a busy day cleaning at child and home great e
Updated 11/21/2015 6:14:59 PM

Been a busy day cleaning at child and home great exercise...  Read more

heart rate question during cardio
Updated 11/20/2015 10:42:11 PM

I am a 48 year old man and very overweight. I am 5'9'' and 270lbs. I recently started doing cardio (dance-style aerobics) about a month ago for 5-6 days a week. I do it for about 20-40 minutes depending on how much i can handle that day and i have...  Read more

I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, on

I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, one that has kids of his own. I am here for you if you want to chat or anything. I know that we can all do this with encouragement from each other. I am now sitting at about 235 or so....  Read more

Thanks for the prayers. Had to tell my children th
Updated 11/14/2015 11:18:29 AM

Thanks for the prayers. Had to tell my children this morning about Grams being gone. They cried and my 5 year old said "I wish Grams wasn't dead." as he gave me a huge hug and my 7year old daughter wiped my tears away. I have the most amazing kids....  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.
sources/pdfs/cookbook.pdf...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  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