Tag Archives: childhood obesity

What’s Scarier – Halloween Costumes or Leftover Candy?

Happy Halloween!  Today marks the unofficial beginning of the Holiday eating season.  If you’re like me, fighting the temptation to splurge daily on Snickers, brownies, kugel, and cupcakes from Halloween …

Read More [+]

Does Your Child Play Outside Often? You May Be Too Over-Protective

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card of Physical Activity for Children and Youth takes a landmark position on fitness for kids and active, outdoor play revealing that kids are not playing …

Read More [+]

Exercise in Youth is “Remembered” By Your Bones

According to researchers from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, your bones retain a “memory” of exercise’s effects long after the exercise session has ended, and this bone …

Read More [+]

Are Americans Happy With Their Weight?

Although weight gain has continued among U.S. adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Socially acceptable body weight is …

Read More [+]

Repeated Dieting Leads to Weight GAIN

New research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the …

Read More [+]

Children’s Fitness Level NOW Affects Their Adult Health

Approximately, one in four to five adults have metabolic syndrome and have increased risk of developing both cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. In a new study published in the …

Read More [+]

Focus Teens on Healthy Lifestyles – Not Dieting

A single approach can prevent both childhood obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations …

Read More [+]

Pokemon Go Helping to Fight Childhood Obesity

Have you heard of Pokemon Go? It is the newest and hottest “exergame” that combines technology/video gaming and exercising which relies on tracking body movements using the latest technology while …

Read More [+]

Our Diets are Improving – But We Can Do Better

Did you eat your fill of hot dogs, chips and potato salad this past Fourth of July? You’re not alone. Everyone indulges sometimes – and we should – in order …

Read More [+]

Female Obesity is On the Rise

The number of Americans who are overweight or obese continues to reach shocking highs, with estimates that more than two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese. Now, a new study reveals that while …

Read More [+]