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Prevent Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Prevent Child Obesity.

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SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

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

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Overweight Kids

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

More Reason to Get Fit Before Pregnancy

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

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 a mother of 4 wonderful children that I love
Updated 5/26/2016 2:37:49 AM

I am a mother of 4 wonderful children that I love so very much and a very lucky woman to have a loving supportive man. I can be a emotional eater and really love to eat but I want to be healthy #firstpost...  Read more

I'm Back! After having my second child 2 weeks ago. Having had a cesarean section, not happy with i
Updated 5/24/2016 5:03:11 PM

I'm Back! After having my second child 2 weeks ago. Having had a cesarean section, not happy with it but was necessary. Would like to get in my post pregnancy clothes by focusing on healthy eating for the next 4 weeks....  Read more

My 3 children and myself and over all health probl
Updated 5/24/2016 8:59:53 AM

My 3 children and myself and over all health problems...  Read more

Visiting adult children.....hard to keep on progra
Updated 5/23/2016 2:54:16 PM

Visiting adult children.....hard to keep on program..have to eat out a lot. I'm trying to walk some every day, though not like when home. I'll try to do what I tell others to do when they blog about a similar situation....  Read more

Anyone have any ideas on how I can prevent shin splints? Every time I walk two days in a row my shi
Updated 5/22/2016 3:54:36 PM

Anyone have any ideas on how I can prevent shin splints? Every time I walk two days in a row my shins hurt so badly....  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

Virgin Olive Oil releives pain and inflamation

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

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

Childhood Eating Disorders on the Rise

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

Sneak Peek: 'The Weight of the Nation' Documentary Series

This week, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of a documentary about one of the most pressing issues of our time: the US obesity epidemic. The Weight of the Nation  will air on HBO as a four-part series May 14 and 15. Here is a des...  Read more