Plenty of exercise is essential for a child's development and to prevent obesity By: Helen Regan TIME 4:50AM ET Even very young children in the U.S. are not active enough, says a new study. Preschoolers only get about 48 minutes of exercise on average each day, according to a paper by the University of Washington andpublished in the journal Pediatrics. The Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...] about Are Preschoolers Getting Enough Exercise? Studies show…
July 1st, 2014 By: Perrie Samotin 1. Drink a glass of lukewarm water with fresh lemon (and cayenne pepper, if you dare) first thing every morning. This morning drink gets your organs going, and lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have major anti-fungal, immune boosting, and detoxification properties. Plus, Lemon juice is nature’s best tool for aiding in digestion and regularity, destroying … [Read more...] about How to Add Water to your Daily Diet!
Huffington Post Linda P. Fried - Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health April 13, 2015 Childhood obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions. We have long known about the troubling trifecta of insufficient exercise, processed food, and marketing that targets our most vulnerable consumers and their parents. In the last few months, … [Read more...] about Understanding how to Combat Childhood Obesity -Huffington Post
Need ways to motivate your kids to get moving? Move with them! Working out with your children could be the way to get them off their phones, computers and off the couch. Read below for 10 FUN ways to get moving as a family. By: Aviva Patz/www.parents.com 1. Go for pre- or post-dinner walks Whether you head into town or just cruise the neighborhood, building a walk into your daily schedule ensures … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Exercise as a Family!
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on 25 July 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. We're excited to see thousands of athletes and spectators come together to … [Read more...] about Special Olympics Coming to LA!
By: Karen Kaplan LA Times January 19, 2015 Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their regular diet. For teens, putting pizza on the day’s menu adds 624 calories, five grams of fat and 484 … [Read more...] about Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity – LA TIMES