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Preventing Childhood Obesity – What Parents Can Do by Douglas Millington Posted Thu 17 May 2012 7:18am The number of overweight and obese children in the US is alarmingly high, but parents can do a lot to treat – and prevent – childhood obesity . Obesity is caused by consuming too many calories and not exercising enough. Preventing childhood obesity begins at home , by adopting a healthier lifestyle for the entire family. Helping Your Ov ... Read on »
How to prevent childhood obesity by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:05pm 1 Comment Okay, for the first part of the blog, we're going to assume that childhood obesity can and should be prevented. So bear with me. I was watching the news this afternoon, and an interview came on with a local Weight Watchers guru (who I think has lost MORE weight through multiple facelifts ) and a young woman who had lost 55 pounds o ... Read on »
Preventing Childhood Obesity Starts Early by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 9:42pm From Massey University….. The most practical way to prevent childhood obesity starts prior to conception with good maternal nutrition, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman told an audience of healthcare professionals at a nutrition symposium held at Massey University’s Albany campus last week. Professor Gluckman presented a keynote speech on hi ... Read on »
Help Prevent Childhood Obesity With by Cascia T. Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 3:45pm (It's up to you) wants to help you learn more about healthy living and childhood obesity prevention. On their website they state that, " 12,500,000 American children are overweight, In the last 30 years this number has tripled. By 2010, an estimated 20% of our country's children will be obese." These statistics are scary. Your chi ... Read on »
Guest Post – William D Charschan DC CCSP, Preventing Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Dec 2012 8:59am Healthier children through exercise and better eating habits – 5 things you can do to help your children prevent obesity Years ago, parenting seemed simpler, without play dates or concerns that our children could be out alone and be safe. Over the years, parents became concerned about their childs safety and began to make their children’s ... Read on »
Three Easy Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 6:56am Pediatrics has published research on the association of 8550 four year olds in the United Stateshousehold routines and the effects on obesity. The researchers concluded that preschoolers who eat evening meals as a family at least 5x/week get at least 10.5 hours of sleep per night have less than 2 hours of screen time per day have ... Read on »
Prevention Of Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 May 2012 5:30pm From the CDC….. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, ... Read on »
What to eat?! A guide to preventing childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:53pm 1 Comment 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, where, and why are all important elements of our diet and how it affects our weight. Here are some general age-specific tips... click here to continue reading article ... Read on »
An Ounce Of Prevention Can Stem Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Jun 2012 9:53pm From The Modesto Bee….. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with one out of three kids now considered overweight or obese. Obese children and adolescents are at greater risk for bone problems, for development of diabetes and for social and psych ... Read on »
Active video games may be useful in preventing childhood overweight, obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:48pm "Encouraging adolescents to play active video games for 35 minutes per day may increase energy expenditure enough to prevent weight gain..." Super news! In this day and age, adolescents are spending so much time in front of the TV or screens sitting and sedentary that if we are able to use this time and form of entertainment to their advantage ... Read on »