We all want our kids to be fit and healthy, but with the fast lifestyle which most of us lead these days, helping kids stay healthy seems to be a tough job. With childhood obesity reaching alarming levels, it is time we take a look our kids' life and don't let them become victims of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, kidney problems, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, etc. Even if your kid is not obese but eating junk foods, you should still read this article because if he … [Read more...] about Tips to Get Kids Eating Better
I saw this great video on from TedX on how fast food marketing to kids works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bop3D7-dDM#at=627 What I really took away from this is the fact that businesses in their pursuit of profits will market hard like we would expect and some of it is really underhanded and really not ethical. Secondly, as we all know most kids don't care about nutrition and these big conglomerates are really taking advantage of using the kids to pester parents to buy products that … [Read more...] about How Fast Food Marketing is Affecting Our Kids Health
Strictly speaking, there is only one causes of childhood obesity, and that is consuming more calories than the body can burn each day. However, there are certain factors that increase the risk of your child becoming obese. It's important to take the necessary steps to decrease these risk factors in order to avoid health problems that may arise from obesity. There are many factors that cause obesity in children and adolescents. Oftentimes, these factors work in combination to increase the … [Read more...] about Causes of Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity rates are now at alarmingly high levels, with almost one out of five children and adolescents being obese. This health concern does not bode well for society today, as scientists believe that the current generation of children may be the first to have a lifespan shorter than that of their parents. High blood pressure, breathing problems, and type 2 diabetes are just a few of the negative effects of childhood obesity. How is Obesity in Children Measured? Body mass index is … [Read more...] about Effects of Childhood Obesity
Halloween is a celebration of make-believe, pumpkins, autumn, and most of all...candy. While kids wait all year for this holiday of endless sugar, it can often be a nightmare for parents. What is a parent to do if they are worried about tooth decay from all this candy consumption? Candy usually contains sugar, which is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria that cause tooth decay. Halloween Candy is Bad for Kids Consequently, to avoid future dental problems, it is important to keep two … [Read more...] about Halloween Candy – Bad for Kids but Yummy
It's important to teach kids to eat healthy foods while they are young. This will help them develop healthy eating habits for life. Healthy recipes for kids will get them excited about cooking and eating nutritious foods that children love. Delicious and healthy kid-friendly recipes will teach your kids to love whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are many sites where you can find collections of healthy recipes that kids and the whole family will enjoy. You will also find … [Read more...] about Healthy Recipes for Kids
This is one of those inspiring crazy stories about just how hard people can work. Dean Karnazes is an ultramarathoner, you know the guys that run up to 100 miles in one day. Anyway Dan is going to run across America in 75 days from Los Angeles to New York. The run is sponsored by the Regis and Kelly morning show but the real work is being done by Dean Karnazes. Run Across America This endeavour is amazing and the fact is that dean is running not just for the achievement but also for a couple … [Read more...] about Dean Karnazes Running Across America
I have never cared about all of these stories about teen stars who are fat or not fat. I have never cared about how the press, public, and fans feel about these teen music stars with the three year, three album career that are all the hype and then disappear just a few years later. That is until my daughter turned 9. Miley Cyrus right now is the hottest music star for your girls. Not only is Miley Cyrus huge but so is her show and alter ego Hannah Montana. This week Miley Cyrus made a … [Read more...] about Is Miley Cyrus Fat?
People learn only from their peers, and this holds true for adults as well as kids. It is no secret that the level of childhood obesity in the world is rising alarmingly with every passing year. Even though parents tend to blame their kids' unhealthy lifestyle habits as the root cause of obesity, the fact remains that if parents are willing, they can change those habits during the growing years of their children. Remember that a stitch in time saves nine; if you nip these bad habits of your … [Read more...] about How Help Your Kids Get Rid of Their Fat Bellies.
It is said that America tops the obese adult population in the world, which is of course true. However, one seems to overlook the fact that America is also home to the highest population of obese children. If WHO (World Health Organization) is to be believed, our world contains more than twenty million obese kids, most of whom are in the age group of five-eight. WHO also says that childhood obesity has reached the level of an epidemic in America, so much so that in the past three decades the … [Read more...] about Are You Killing Your Kids By Making Them Obese?
Suppose that you've never worked out in life, and all of a sudden someone tells you that if you wish to get rid of your fat belly you, you would need to hit the gym for two weeks straight and spend an average of six hours there per day. How would you react to that? Your first thought would be that it is better to keep your fat belly intact and watch that cool Hollywood movie instead of working so hard. Well, that is the exactly the same way your kids think when they are asked to workout like … [Read more...] about Fun Games For Kids’ Weight Loss.
Most parents hardly monitor their kids' calorie intake until they develop fat bellies. It is then that they take their kids to an expert who suggests that loss is possible only with calorie reduction. Naturally, those parents reduce their kids' calorie intake to such a low level that kids actually end up getting malnourished. Remember that loss is just another way of getting healthy, and a malnourished kid cannot lose weight. So what do you do? You need to understand your kids' nutritional … [Read more...] about All You Wanted to Know About Kids’ Calorie Intake
You have probably added a lot of extra annoying pounds to your body through unhealthy eating habits and now you want to get rid of those pounds as quickly as possible. There are several ways to achieve this goal. Most people tend to get attracted to 'shortcuts' such as fad diets which promise them quick weight loss. These fad diets literally make you starve with their abnormal food restrictions. While this may help you lose a few pounds of (which again is water and NOT fat that you need to … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Steps to Reduce Your Calorie Intake Healthily.
Reduce kids salt intake so that they will be healthier. There are many people out there who are somewhat addicted to salt, just as others love sugar. These people would insist on eating only salty foods all the time. If you think that salt is better than sugar because it doesn't cause gain, you are plain wrong. I would suggest that you not only decrease your own salt intake but also that of your kids. It would help in more than one way. Salt causes gain and stomach bloating: Ever … [Read more...] about Top Ways to Reduce Kids Salt Intake
If there are thousands of over weight adults in America, there are also an equal number of obese kids as well. Thanks to the awareness generated by media, not only adults but even kids have started understanding the benefits of loss. No wonder that kids and teens now want a flat belly and great body like teen stars (whos names I wouldn't know). However, just like adults, they too adopt unhealthy weight loss methods which hurt them more than help. And that is where the problem … [Read more...] about How To Make Kids Lose Weight the Fun Way.