Tag Archives: childhood obesity

Are your kids slower than you were?

Children across the globe are slowing down! That’s according to a fairly recent study which looked at studies over nearly a 50 year period involving more than 25 million youngsters. Compared to kids 30 years ago, young people today run a mile 90 seconds slower. And the worrying trend is that their cardiovascular endurance in […]

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Family activities to lose weight

Making time for the family makes bonds stronger. Eating together, hanging out, or just cooking together can establish a close knit relationship among family members. Bonding with family does not only make happier kids but healthier ones. Studies have shown that children who eat at least one meal with their parents every day are less […]

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Gym class rules in and out of school

Do you know how much time your child is spending in physical education classes at school. A recent Cornell University study about to be published shows a link between PE sessions in the US and obesity rates amongst youngsters. This is one of the few pieces of research looking at in-school fitness and the weight […]

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Are you eating healthy for your kids?

Young children who eat the same meals as their parents are far more likely to have healthier diets than those who don’t, according to a recent study looking at the lives of thousands of kids across Scotland. Beyond the UK, the concept of a family sit-down meal is often far from the norm in modern […]

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Eating healthy for your kids!

Young children who eat the same meals as their parents are far more likely to have healthier diets than those who don’t, according to a recent study looking at the lives of thousands of kids across Scotland. Beyond the UK, the concept of a family sit-down meal is often far from the norm in modern […]

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Fitter family plans!

Setting aside time to exercise as a family and keep fit is vital. However, while what you do is important, the way that you do it and the attitudes you bring to it are essential too, if you want to achieve sustainability. You’ll soon find that by adapting your approach and your attitude to fitness […]

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Is school helping your child’s health?

School is a massive influence on your children. It is at school that they first interact outside of their home environment, form their attitudes and learn about diet, exercise and lifestyle among other things. While you might promote a certain standard of living and approach to life at home, how can you be sure that […]

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Walking couch potato kids not fatter!

Child couch potatoes may not be quite as much at risk of getting fat than their worried parents suspect. Studies show that there is nothing wrong with a bit of lounging on the sofa after all, as long as kids are are getting exercise in at some point. This is the finding of a recent […]

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Do motor skills signal school smarts?

Every parent takes the view that a healthy body is vital for a healthy mind. However, sometimes it’s easy for busy adults to shirk the responsibility for their kids being active, perhaps leaving exercise and the health education to the schools instead. However, a new study suggests there are links between poor motor skills and […]

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Can New Year be a fresh start for kids?

What does the New Year mean to you. For kids it often means no more than a dearth of presents until their birthday and an end to eating chocolate for breakfast. For the young, full of the joys of life, the change from 2012 to 2013 isn’t so much an arbitrary date to change their […]

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