Tag Archives: kids health

Gut Health Affects Childhood Obesity

New information published in Obesity Reviews by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play …

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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 to New Year’s Day is difficult.

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Don’t Be Scared Of These Halloween Fitness Games

Witches and goblins and ghouls! Oh my!  Traditionally, Halloween isn’t known as a fitness holiday, to say the least.  But, with a little imagination, Halloween can be an exciting holiday …

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What’s In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Happy second week of school to students in Maryland and happy third week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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Incorporate Movement Into Learning

Congratulations! You – and your child – survived back-to-school season! Any educator will tell you that movement with intention anchors learning and prepares the brain for learning. Neuroscience also supports …

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Summer Injuries in Youth Sports

Is your child involved in summer sports? According to Medical News Today’s “Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention,” James R. Andrews, a former president of the American Society for Sports Medicine …

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Toddler BMI May Lead to Teenage Obesity

“Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle,” …

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