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‘Cardio Tennis’ Plays Well In Fight Against Obesity and Inactivity

With an ever-increasing obesity epidemic in the U.S., along with 80 million "inactive" Americans, one tennis program--Cardio Tennis--is helping to battle these issues head-on....

Concessions at Youth Baseball Encourage Obesity

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...

Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity This Month!

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month was created to fight this negative trend in our next generation’s health. COAM embodies the principle "Think globally; act locally." Taken...

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet, Physical Activity on Childhood Weight

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat...

Children in P.E. Three Times More Likely to Participate in Sports and Fitness

Do you want to overcome the inactivity pandemic and obesity crisis? New research by the Physical Activity Council of 40,000 Americans shows children who...

The AMA Says Obesity is a Disease; Now We Need to Inform Them How...

My first reaction to hearing that the American Medical Association (AMA) had voted to classify obesity as a disease last month was a positive...

Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

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

Scale Back Alabama a Success Story at the Academy

The seventh annual Scale Back Alabama contest—a 10-week competition that encourages Alabama citizens to lose weight and improve their overall health—recently came to an...

America — Land of the Free and Home of the Obese

Americans are inundated with information about how we have become a physically unfit nation.  Even though our life expectancies have not fallen, we are...

10 Eating Tips for a Healthier College Football Bowl Season

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

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