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
Okay so this is going to be a bit long but bare with me...
...So I've run into a small road block in my fitness and I want to know if anyone has any advice or has experience this.
First off, Shin Splints. I can't walk more than 6 minutes o... Read more
This is a must read for anyone thinking of putting their child on meds for ADHD, this may help. When my daughter was in elementary school, we thought she had ADD or ADHD because she couldn't stay focused on her school work & would not eat her meals..... Read more
I got a heart rate monitor for my b-day in Nov., but only used it twice during all of Nov. and Dec. (i.e. only exercised 2 times in 2 months). For a New Year's Resolution I decided to try to train for a 5 K race planned for mid-April. I have been t... Read more
After a year long absence I am getting back to the gym. The Kansas winter with ice and snow has finally got to me and my walks have been interrupted to often. Also I can't get the intensity I need by walking without hurting my feet and joints and bac... 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
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
DailySpark readers, we have an emergency on our hands. It's time to Spread the Spark, stat! This year's state-by-state obesity statistics are in, and the news isn't good.Here are some of the highlights of the report, published by the research group T... Read more
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