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The Effects Of Child Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for The Effects Of 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

14 Ways to Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors

We believe that all parents want what is best for their children. We also know that our world is changing more quickly than ever before, and sometimes we are swept into new lifestyles before we realize it. Who would have imagined 30 years ago that we...  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

Fight for Your Food Rights

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. ...  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'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

Dry hair... a side effect of weight loss? Anyone e
Updated 5/23/2016 6:20:10 AM

Dry hair... a side effect of weight loss? Anyone else experiencing this? My hair has lost its shine and smoothness......  Read more

Late afternoon tiredness effecting you as bad as m
Updated 5/20/2016 6:28:57 PM

Late afternoon tiredness effecting you as bad as me? I take a quick walk around my building. Get a little sunshine as a bonus to my blood pumping....  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

Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than Ever

Why Obesity Rates Are Rising Faster Than EverKey TakeawaysWhile the latest Gallup-Healthways Obesity Index shows 27.7 percent of Americans are now obese, the CDC estimates are closer to 35 percent.Obesity is the result of having too much body fat and...  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

Obesity Squelches Life Expectancy Gains from Declining Smoking Rates

For many years now we have all been educated regarding the harmful effects smoking has on our health and it appears people have finally taken heed to the dangers. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on December 3rd,...  Read more

High School Football Players: Is Bigger Really Better?

The pressure on high school athletes to compete and perform has never been higher than it is now. As college tuition rates continue to rise, many student athletes rely on scholarships to help them get a higher education. But in some sports, kids a...  Read more