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Tag: child fitness

06 January

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 more and more children will […]

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12 November

In recent years the epidemic of childhood obesity has gained notoriety in the media for being a serious issue facing our youth. Countless studies have been cited and statistics trotted out to the increasingly concerned public, and in response, elected officials have begun making policy changes aimed at increasing child fitness through better nutrition and […]

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02 September

Ryan Rivera, guest contributor There have been a number of studies that linked childhood obesity and anxiety. Childhood obesity has become a very serious medical condition. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the incidence of childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled among adolescents in the last 30 years. In […]

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22 August

Emily Bradbury, guest contributor The number of children who are obese or overweight is growing at an alarming rate.  If your child is putting on weight this can be a worrying sign for their health, and could lead to health problems like diabetes, asthma and heart disease in later life. It will be very upsetting […]

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20 June

Mark, guest contributor When the temperature rises and the sun makes you feel like you’re about to melt, a dip in the pool is the best way to cool yourself and enjoy the holiday with the family. And if you think that the pool can’t be used for anything but swimming, think again, as both […]

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26 April

“You’d better finish what’s on your plate or your aren’t getting any dessert!” We all remember hearing that familiar phrase as kids while sitting at the dinner table, staring at those now-cold brussel sprouts that refuse to disappear. As it turns out, the combined findings from two new studies show that pressuring children to eat […]

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26 March

We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy, improves brain function, and primes our metabolism for the day. But children can be hard to please when it comes to giving them the nutrition they need. That’s why  it’s important that we make a tasty, healthy, […]

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