Family Dinner: A Great Way to Stay Thin

The family that eats together stays thin if they follow these specific behaviors. You probably already know the benefits of sitting down for dinner with your family each night. It’s a chance for everyone to stay in touch with one other, your teens will be less likely to engage in risky behaviors and it’s an Read more …

Kids Need Physical Education for Brains and Bodies

Gym class makes for sharper minds and lower instances of obesity. The loss of physical education class time in some schools has been one of the unfortunate side effects of the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind policy. As schools have had to spend more money and time on educational classes and resources to help Read more …

Children, Diet and Exercise: Inactive Bodies and Impaired Minds

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Studies show reasons to worry about our children’s diet and exercise levels. Hundreds of studies of schoolchildren ages 6-18, college students, adults and senior citizens as old as 92 consistently show the connection between healthy diets and exercise relating to cognition, memory and creativity. For developing young minds, the findings are concerning. Exercise Improves Comprehension, Read more …

Are Bottle Fed Babies More Likely to Grow Into Overweight and Obese Adults?

Can being bottle-fed really make a difference in how much you weigh later in life? Scientists have conducted a number of studies recently that actually seem to show that adult obesity can sometimes be tied to whether you were breast-fed or bottle-fed as a baby. The Studies In May 2012, a study was published in Read more …

When It Comes to Kids and Body Image, Perception is Reality

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In the film “Shallow Hal,” we see a narcissistic man falling in love with a grossly overweight woman. The catch? What he sees is the gorgeous slender Gwyneth Paltrow as she appears without the fat-suit. That perception becomes his reality, which in this case, allows him to overcome his narcissism and develop a healthy relationship Read more …

What Dieting Teens Are Doing Wrong

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Recent research conducted in American high schools shows that kids who are overweight are aware of the problem and roughly 75 percent of them want to do something to lose the extra weight. The researchers found that the teens they interviewed had the drive to lose weight but they didn’t seem to have the information Read more …

7 Tips to Include the Kids in your Exercise Routine

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Exercise was not something many of us were taught as a child and as a result, you probably have never enjoyed it. To get the proper exercise you have to force yourself to do it. Exercise has proven to improve health and the ability to focus in children, so it is your responsibility to include Read more …

Healthy Lifestyles and Diet Plans Start Early

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For many people, getting healthy and staying healthy is a big obstacle to overcome. As adults, we often start trying to eat healthy or exercise only to fall back into old habits. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be much easier if we didn’t have those bad habits to fall back on in the first Read more …

Toddlers Take On Fitness Early In Life

Levels of obesity in the United States are at literally bloated levels. This is serious business. After all, obesity hurts the health of the people that make up our nation. It lowers productivity, increases health care costs, and decreases the average life span—all while crippling people’s quality of life, too. Worst of all, endemic levels Read more …

Helping Your Troubled Teenager Without Tough Love

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Helping Your Troubled Teenager Without Tough Love If you are one of the many millions of parents, then most likely when your child reached the teen years, you began to witness a new person. Perhaps, they qualify as an out of control teenager an individual who you really don’t recognize as that sweet child they Read more …