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
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
Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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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
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
I was wondering if anyone has any creative suggestions for getting a work out in with a 2 yo in tow?
I dont mind working out, but my problem is I am a stay at home mom to a 2.5 yo boy who is super high energy, but in his terrible twos for sure.... Read more
Is it true that organisms sequester toxic substances that they can't otherwise process in body fat? Is it true that when an organism (me for instance) starts using fat for energy, those stored toxins are released into the body? If so what are the r... Read more
I started July at 285 and due to a break (a good break up); I went down to 230 by November, without trying. I got hurt and now I am down 204, I am not sure how much is medication and how much is continuation of the post happiness breakup losing and... Read more
I am a 24 year old guy and i was very overweight at 324 i managed to lose weight and i now weigh 205 pounds i wanna keep losing weight and build some muscle. When i look in the mirror i don't think it's possible to ever have a good body again and i l... 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
The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma... Read more
As some of you may remember, Coach Tanya recently blogged about how First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined celebrity chef Rachael Ray and announced last month that there will be changes to the school lunch program. To... Read more
The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally. My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children. But I’ll be honest, when I see st... Read more
By creating an exercise routine based on your individual needs and abilities, as well as taking some precautionary measures, you can reduce your risk of injury and make exercise an enjoyable part of your daily routine.
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