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Research On Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Research On Child Obesity.

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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

Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading. A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo...  Read more

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

The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t...  Read more

Hi all! Just started today. I was researching diff
Updated 1/13/2015 4:40:57 PM

Hi all! Just started today. I was researching different ways to get on a plan with my hubby and this was the best and free helps too. I'm glad you're all here to help. Please feel free to share at anytime, this is tough stuff....  Read more

Do your research ahead of time: check out the cros
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Do your research ahead of time: check out the crossfit gyms in your area and make sure the trainers are teaching proper form, and doesn't have so large a class you can't ask them for help when you need it. Personally, it's not my kind of program....  Read more

Hiking with small children
Updated 1/12/2015 2:30:26 PM

I want to start going on family hikes my 17month old can easily go I'm a carrier but not sure about my 3 1/2 yr old she gets easily distracted and would probably need to be carried after about 1 km....can anyone recommend a child carrier (she's 3'2 a...  Read more

I'm 44 married and no children. Would like to have
Updated 1/11/2015 8:02:23 AM

I'm 44 married and no children. Would like to have some people to be accountable with. I'm on Atkins and need to get back to exercising. Any suggestions would be great....  Read more

I am at home with a sick child today... The flu...
Updated 1/6/2015 11:59:08 AM

I am at home with a sick child today... The flu... The bag of rolos in my night stand drawer are calling out to me😁🙉🙊...  Read more

Cooking up Some Fun

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

Chromium Supplement

Washington's Bastyr University and Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center research results....  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 Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

Its been documented for quite a while that theres a strong link between TV watching and obesity in children. The assumption has usually been that the time a child spends watching TV reduces the time spent on physical activity, but this new researc...  Read more

Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te...  Read more