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
Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... 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
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
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Let's get real about what kind weight loss is possible even when we implement a diet. In an article called The Pursuit of the Perfect Diet, there is a link to a calculator that can "guess" how much weight you might lose by following one of several di... Read more
Hi everyone! I am a long time member of Spark People, but have never really used it like I should have! I am currently 22 weeks pregnant and just wanted to find some people to go through this with me. I was overweight before pregnancy and am trying r... Read more
I am close to 370lbs and I can hardly walk currently with back pain.
I have no idea what direction to go in, ww, low carb etc, except I know I need potassium rich foods!
I never used to be lazy but I am not because EVERYTHING HURTS, I have lung p... Read more
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows a link between momís stress level and the weight of her children. The study looked at children in families living below the poverty line, and found that the more stress the mother experienced, th... Read more
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about parenting, it’s how hard it is to feel judged by others. When you have kids, your whole life changes and most (if not all) of the decisions you make in life take another little person (o... Read more
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