  Speedminton, a
fast-paced fusion of tennis, racquetball and badminton;  researchers at
Stanford University, who studied sedentary people for a year and found that automated exercise reminder phone calls were
about as effective as calls from human counselors;  The Fitstix, handheld exercise tools that resemble small batons with
special granulate inside that weighs just under a pound;  a recent finding
that obese children
who watch a lot of television are more
likely to have high blood pressure
heavy kids who don’t spend as much time in front of the tube.