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Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor

Specialty: Family Medicine
Coral Gables, Florida
The 'my training zone' blog is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents and to providing parents with reliable information to prevent obesity and its medical, social, and psychological complications. We inform you of any interesting and relevant new information from... Full Bio
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Let's meet at the park... across town?! America's search for green space by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I don't know about you, but personally, having a very active toddler has provided quite a bit of insight and now experience into the world of parenthood, exercise and where th ... Read on »
Childhood obesity and exercise: how much should my child exercise? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As we continue the series of  "Childhood obesity: top 10 culprits", we move on to the all-important subject of ... drum-roll please... exercise!  Such a great topic and such ... Read on »
Vegetarian diets and childhood obesity: is there a connection? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The latest breaking news is that in the July issue of its journal, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) endorsed vegetarian diets. The health and weight management bene ... Read on »
Portions - how big is TOO big?! by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If I could choose one word to focus on when it comes to nutrition and childhood obesity prevention, it is not a difficult one... portions, portions, portions... c ... Read on »
What to eat?! A guide to preventing childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It is appropriate to begin this Top 10 series with the activity that we do most of and spend a lot of time planning and thinking about ... eating and our diet. What, when, ... Read on »
Lesson from a Toddler by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I would like to share an experience and brief moments of life-changing exchange with the 2-year-4-month-old love of my life...   We were sitting in the car, on our way back ... Read on »
CHildhood Obesity in America: top 10 culprits by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Most of us would be in agreement that childhood obesity in America is a growing threat to our children's futures. Yet only a few of us are really aware of all the issues b ... Read on »
Childhood obesity: a bit of history by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Childhood obesity ...  hmmm ... what comes to mind when you hear the term?  A chubby kid sitting in front of the TV with a bag of chips and soda in hand?  An overweight teenag ... Read on »
In Search of My Waistline - after vacation by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ok, well, vacation is just that... vacation from everything! So, after being out of town and on the road for almost 3 weeks, I find myself just about at the same point where ... Read on »
In Search of My Waistline - update, week 5 by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, so let me give you an update on my progress of searching once again for my pre-pregnancy waistline. My initial goal was to work out 5 days a week and watch what I ate e ... Read on »
Nike+iPod by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, check out this new gadget that I just became aware of... My husband bought a pair of Nike+ shoes for running a few months back --  he liked the looks of them and comf ... Read on »
In Search of My Waistline... by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mothers, I think that you will firmly agree that this pregnancy thing sure does a number on your waist!  Well, I would like to share with you a few experiences that I have had ... Read on »
chicken with olives and carrots by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting mtzis pleased to announce that it will now be expanding its posts to include easy-to-make healthy recipes for families!   We will still be presenting you with the l ... Read on »
Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy Linked to Subsequent Overweight Children by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a superb article with information coming from research done in the Netherlands. You see that childhood obesity is found worldwide, not just a crisis in the United S ... Read on »
Are childhood sleep duration and adult BMI connected? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A very interesting read... short and to the point. A study from New Zealand showed that there is a connection between childhood sleep duration and adult body mass index ( ... Read on »
New factor in teen obesity: Parents by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "In a new policy brief released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, researchers found that adolescents are more likely to eat at least five servings of fruits and v ... Read on »
Fitness Isn't An Overnight Sensation by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You gotta love The New York Times... super good health articles! One of the latest on health and fitness, this one brings up a very important point that everyone should k ... Read on »
Obese Kids' Arteries Are Middle-Aged, Study Says by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "This is a wake up call", said a cardiologist. Very well put. In a nutshell, the arteries of obese children and those with problems in their blood fats (for example, chole ... Read on »
Taking Sugary Drinks Out of Schools Has Little Impact by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In a journal that we pediatricians subscribe to called Pediatric News, a rather eye-opening article emerged... a study was done involving 7 high schools and sugary drinks and ... Read on »
Food for Thought by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On TV this evening, abc World News with Charles Gibson, a very interesting excerpt was brought to our attention regarding another excellent reason to lose weight... on average ... Read on »