Child Obesity

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Why Martial Arts is Great for a Child’s Development

Children martial arts classes are an excellent complement to traditional team children sports offered by schools. For a variety of reasons, your child can achieve greater physical fitness and development when the usual sports like basketball, football, or baseball are pursued in conjunction with martial arts. Parents may wonder “What…Read More

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How to Keep Your Child Active

How To Keep Your Child Active Keeping your child active throughout their formative years is essential to ensuring that they grow up to be healthy and strong. There are many methods that you can use to encourage your child to be as active as possible. It’s recommended that you try…Read More

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Great Healthy Snacks for Kids

Finding great healthy snacks for kids is an ongoing challenge for every parent. With busy schedules, fixed grocery budgets and the discerning palates of children, making healthy choices is a process often pushed aside. Fortunately, parents and kids can work together to choose healthy options that are affordable and easy…Read More

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10 Facts about Childhood Obesity

The number of American children suffering from obesity has tripled over the past 50 years. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health challenges facing the U.S. Most cases of childhood obesity have behavioral or environmental origins as opposed to genetic roots.   Did you know? 1. Almost half…Read More

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Proper Nutrition Improves Childhood Obesity Statistics

According to the CDC, childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last thirty years. In 2010, 18% of children ages six to eleven were considered obese. Numbers like these are occurring all over the country, causing alarm among the medical community. As these rates continue to rise, it is certain…Read More

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Childhood Obesity – Getting Our Kids Healthy

Mark Aselstine, guest contributor Nearly every community in America has made getting our kids healthy a priority, as we’ve seen the continual rise in childhood obesity rates gain momentum over the past two decades.  While reasonable people can argue about the cause of this rise in childhood obesity, be it…Read More

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Developing Good Eating Habits at Home

Ervin Moore, guest contributor Many mothers may wonder why their children are rejecting the food given to them every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner. A growing concern among parents has been unlikely develop about the good eating habits of  young children. These concerns are based on the reality that…Read More

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Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Overview

Diabetes is a disease where the body doesn’t produce or effectively use insulin – a hormone the body requires to move sugar (glucose) from the blood into cells so it can be burned for energy. There are two distinct types of diabetes: Type 1 (previously known as juvenile diabetes) –…Read More

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Childhood Obesity Overview

Childhood obesity is a significant and growing problem throughout the world. In many countries child obesity rates have tripled or quadrupled in the last 10-to-20 years. Some health experts are predicting that, for the first time in history, the current generation will be less healthy than the last due to…Read More

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