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What Causes Child Obesity Resources

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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

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

Soda Drinkers Beware!

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

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

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

Tricep dips causing pain
Updated 11/23/2014 6:32:34 PM

I got my gym to give me a new program at beginning of this week and it does push me but have found tricep dip gives me what I class as abnormal pain. I got given tricep dips where my feet are on another bench and after 2 sets of 12 it felt like I...  Read more

Why are you losing weight? I have a "cause": I wan
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Why are you losing weight? I have a "cause": I want to have healthy pregnancies in the future and be able to be an active mom when I have kids. I'm doing it for me and no one else. If I don't work out, I'm the only one who loses. Find your cause....  Read more

Has anyone explored the root cause of their weight
Updated 11/6/2014 7:44:33 PM

Has anyone explored the root cause of their weight gain? Be it health, emotions, genetics etc. Mine was emotional with my mothers passing. I turned to drinking and gained 50 lbs. I woke up one day and had enough and decided to do something....  Read more

New here I am 24 years old with two children. Look
Updated 11/10/2014 5:13:24 PM

New here I am 24 years old with two children. Looking to lose about 80 lbs and would love to find some buddies to get motivated and share info with!...  Read more

motivation when weight causes no physical problems
Updated 11/5/2014 8:56:43 AM

I'm healthy and active, and about 20 pounds over what I think is considered an ideal weight (I weigh 160 at 5 foot 4 inches). I'd love to drop the twenty pounds, and keep looking at motivational articles -- but they're all about "I want to drop the...  Read more

More on Inflammation & You

It is a fact nearly every modern disease, everything from autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and cancer to obesity, diabetes, and dementia is caused by inflammation. Dr. Mark Hyman says "dietary factors such as excess sugar, refined carbohydrates, s...  Read more

Blood Vessels Narrow from Eating Sugar, Salt, And Fat

Blood vessels become narrowed from fat , excessive consumption of white flour and white sugar. Over eating, obesity, diabetes is a proven major cause of Atherosclerosis.Arterial blockage causes stroke and heart attack. Eliminate Sugar, salt, refined...  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

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

Obesity Rates Level Off, But Can We Really Celebrate?

More than two-thirds of adults and almost one third of children in the United States are overweight. As the upward trend continued, people started taking action. The government, schools and community organizations launched large campaigns to fight...  Read more