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
Eat less, move more is the advice touted to the overweight ad nauseam, as if it were really that simple.
I have been in the business of helping individuals take off unwanted pounds for more than 30 years. Although success usually does incl... 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
I am looking for buddies so we can help keep each other motivated. I'm 39 years young, mother of 3, medically retired Navy vet.
I live in an extremely rural area on a farm. I am going to lose 50 pounds. Add me!... Read more
Hi, my name is Keely and I am 18 years old from California. I used to use Spark Teens for a couple of years and it helped me lose a lot of weight. Unfortunately, I have gained it all back and more. I realize now why I want to lose weight and get heal... Read more
Hi to everyone on this chat site, I am a newbie and I'm looking to lose weight and become the best version of myself that I can possibly be through cardio weightlifting and eating right. I have been stuck around 215lbs to 218lbs.... Read more
When you think of childhood issues related to weight and health, overweight and obesity are probably the first two that come to mind. The media puts a lot of focus on kids who eat too much and don't exercise enough. But there is another alarming tr... 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
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