Blogs about Childhood Obesity

Pop Into Summer!

Hot weather is almost here!  It's so important we keep ourselves and our children Hydrated!  It's often difficult to make sure we are getting enough water and most tend to believe that that the sugary drinks are good for us, giving us they hydration we need.  With our growing epidemic of 1 out 3 children being obese, let's focus on keeping Hydrated without the extra sugar!  Try the Hydrate Popsicle!  It's a FUN way to get Hydrated without the sugar!

Should Fitness Technology be used with Children?

After Reading Ryan Halverson's article in IDEA's fitness Journal: I thought I would write my take on the article as well.It has been shown that children who are relatively sedentary and are opposed to physical activities whether it due to being psychological or physical in nature the use of Active Video Games (AVG’s) may help these children who are apprehensive to become more active.

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

Well, it started with soda.....

When I sat down to write this I had a whole thing in my head about soda.  The diet vs. regular argument is once again in the news, and it’s a constant battle in my house.However, once I started writing, it went to totally different place, mainly eating healthy in general.  So be warned.I posted a news story yesterday of the man who drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days, and the effects it had on his well-being.  Obviously, the result was not good.

Life Lessons from my 2 year old and the positive influences we have on them

Life lessons I learn from my 2 year old and the positive Influences we can have on them We are living in an era where youth obesity seems to be steadily increasing as are the number of activities which involve staying at home and using some type of technological device.  It is time we come together and help find ways to promote a healthier lifestyle to the youth of America.

Why You NEED To Emphasize Your Kids Exercise Regularly

In the wake of a New Year and our personal resolutions, we sometimes forget about what's best for the others around us. In the case of parents in the United States, their kids should be a top priority.

They're Listening....And So Are You!

 They're listening.  The little ones who whine that they want a snack, need help going potty, want you to pick them up...put them down....The little ones whos tears can break your heart and smiles lift you to the moon.  They're listening...to every word you say.