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5 Easy Games to Get Your Kids Moving and Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on March 27, 2017

Childhood obesity is becoming a very common problem here in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 1 in 5 school-aged children are obese. If this number includes your child, don’t stress; there are some very simple ways to help get your little one moving to improve their weight and health.

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Topics: Childhood Obesity

Tips to Gain Control of Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on February 27, 2017

As we discussed in our previous blog, Childhood Obesity: Causes, Challenges, and Consequences, there are 3 million new cases of childhood obesity each year. The number sounds startling, however, it’s not the end all be all. There are ways to combat childhood obesity, prevent it, and get it under control once it’s already taken its hold. These tips center around lifestyle changes, while focusing on baby steps. A small difference in each day for thirty days straight will have a far greater impact than two days of big changes in a 30 day period.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity: Causes, Challenges and Consequences

Posted by Staff on February 10, 2017

Obesity. A stigma-soaked word for many. Every parent wants healthy children who love themselves, who have the best opportunities life can offer them. Childhood obesity can feel like a thunderstorm on the parade of life. One might even forget it’s not always a choice, sometimes it’s a disease. Sometimes it’s even a symptom of a disease.

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Topics: Childhood Obesity

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