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
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
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
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
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
3 hour drive to take my child to the orthodontist today. always so hard to stay on track and eat right during this trip. well, 6 hours round trip... but i did pack a Greek yogurt, almonds, and an Apple so wish me luck!!... Read more
We use generally-accepted rates of calories burned for various activities. Our tracker also bases your individual calorie burn on your weight, because people of different weights burn calories at different rates.... Read more
I use my Fitbit Surge to gather heart rate data all the time; I wear it on my wrist. It checks my heart rate every 5 seconds when I'm at rest (not moving), and every 1 second while I'm in motion.... Read more
Heart rate is a way of getting a more accurate measure of how many calories you burn during a workout. It tells you how hard your heart is working to sustain your activity. Most exercise machines are not as accurate as standalone HR monitors.... 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 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
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
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
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