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
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
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
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
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
I just had my second child. Before I got pregnant the second time I was 143lbs after I gave birth I was 215lbs. Second pregnancy I got very bad problems. And after having her I still do. And have hard time working out! I need ideas!!... Read more
I'm on Lexapro and Neurontin. Both cause weight gain. I started the lexapro last November and the Neurontin one week ago. I keep gaining weight! I've put on 40 lbs since then. I'm dieting and running 3-6 miles 3x week! Hungry all the time. Help!... Read more
Just passed up a football party cause I know I'll be tempted to eat too much. Not prepared. Need to shop for healthy snacks. Trying not to impulse buy at grocery store. Prepare ahead. That's my new motto.... Read more
I have no children for three hours 4_5 days a week. I normally just lay on the couch. Today for the first time I walked the dog around the neighborhood for two hours. Im not a runner so walking is better then my normal routine.... Read more
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 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
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
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
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