Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

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More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the...

Exercise in a High-Tech World: How Much is Enough?

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Sport, health and physical education, and exercise science professionals are commonly asked: “How much exercise training is enough? Are the benefits worth the cost...

Harsh Childhood Obesity Ads: Effective or Stigmatizing?

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A new, in-your-face ad campaign in Georgia against childhood obesity is sparking controversy among health experts. The ads feature overweight children along with blunt messages...

The 20 Worst Kids’ Foods

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(Editor’s Note.  This article has appeared in several forums, including the blog The Stone Hearth) Authors David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding recently revealed the list...

10 Eating Tips for a Healthier College Football Bowl Season

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Bowl season brings specific eating challenges for football fans. Tailgating is often centered on binge eating and drinking. Anxious and celebratory supporters often live...

Concessions at Youth Baseball Encourage Obesity

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A new study published in Childhood Obesity earlier this month suggests that youth baseball may actually do more to promote obesity than curb it. The study, conducted...

Body Composition Devices Under Evaluation

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Athletes are always looking for an edge when it comes to diet and training.  Technological advances over the past 25 years have led to...

Does Higher-Intensity Exercise Produce More Results?

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Over time, running may produce greater weight loss than walking, especially in men and overweight women, according to research published in the official journal...

Pediatric obesity targeted by CDC

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(Editor’s Note. This article is based on a press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The story has appeared, among other places,...

Recess as Important as Other 3 R’s for Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently weighed in on the heavily debated issue of recess in schools and determined that it is a...

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