Why Fat Camps for Children & Teens Fail; Solutions

Think long and hard before sending your obese child to that luxurious “fat camp” tucked away in the majestic mountains somewhere. Read more…

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Can Kids Be Healthy at Every Size Too?

. If adults can be healthy at every size, doesn’t it stand to reason that children can too? Isn’t it really odd that the supporters of this don’t preach it for kids? Read more…

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Childhood Obesity & No Exercise: Which Starts the Cycle?

. If the average obese child is sedentary, did the obesity cause the inactivity? Or does being "lazy" cause the excess fat to pile up in a child's body? You might be thinking that exercise Read more...

Childhood Obesity|

Fat Dads’ Kids More Likely to Be Fat; Don’t Always Blame Mom

. Are you a fat man with children? Even if your kids are skinny now, your being rotund can still cause them to develop obesity down the road. A thin wife will not necessarily offset this increased risk of childhood obesity. Read more…

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Difference Between Childhood Obesity & Severe Obesity

. There are different gradients of childhood obesity, and the rate of SEVERE obesity is gaining in the U.S. Is YOUR child severely obese? Read more…

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What Sports Can Obese Kids Do Really Well?

. An obese child does NOT need to sit on the sidelines while thinner kids participate in sports. There are plenty of exciting sports that fat children can excel in or just plain gain loads of self-confidence. Read more…

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Obesity Harmful to Kids no Matter How Much You Love Them

. You wouldn’t give your child cigarettes to smoke, would you? So why do you let your child eat so much junk food that they’re obese? Obesity isn’t any more friendlier to a young body than it is to an old body. Read more…

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Happy Obese Child Today, Future Sad Adult

. Your “pleasingly plump” child may seem rosy-cheeked happy now, but unhappiness looms in his or her future because of the obesity, especially if there’s been a lot of soda and fast food consumption. Read more…

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Fat Child: Blame Diet & Exercise Habits, Not Genes or Heredity

. Childhood obesity is overwhelmingly the result of bad diet and lack of exercise, rather than genetics or heredity, says a recent compelling study. I’m a certified personal trainer, and it’s intriguing that adults are Read more...

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Should Obese Kids Do Pushups? Parents’ Guidelines

. So here’s the answer to whether or not obese kids should do pushups: This should be based on a case-by-case standard. There are interesting variables. In general, as a fitness expert and former personal trainer, I’m not a proponent of obese people (children or adults) doing pushups. Read more…

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Why Obese Children SHOULD Lift Weights

If your child is obese, it's SO SAFE to get him/her into weightlifting for fantastic benefits! Obese children in particular will greatly benefit from lifting weights, and this article explains the details.  Obese children as Read more...

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Little Girls Worrying About Fat: Why This May Be Good

It’s hardly a bad thing when little girls start worrying about their weight. A little girl worrying about being fat isn’t such a terrible thing – especially if she is clearly headed in that direction. Read more...

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Diet for Kids with Prader-Willi: Raw Vegetables All Day Long?

Why do women feed their Prader-Willi kids cereal for breakfast? I was inspired to write this article after reading about a women whose 14-year-old daughter weighs 343 pounds (as of August 2014). Hannah has Prader-Willi Read more...

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Childhood Obesity, Intelligence & Type 2 Diabetes Linked

There’s a link between childhood obesity, intellectual functioning and type 2 diabetes. Intellectual impairment accompanies obese adolescents who have type 2 diabetes, according to a study reported earlier this year.  When obese adolescents with type 2 Read more...

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Can Overweight in Teens Cause Migraine Headaches?

If you’re a teen who is overweight and suffers from migraine headaches, you now have yet one more reason to be motivated to shed the extra pounds. A study clearly links being overweight with migraine Read more...

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Best Way for Obese Children to Walk on a Treadmill

Look at the photo below of the overweight boy on a treadmill. This appears to be a non-posed shot, versus models being told to take specific positions for a scripted image. The first boy is Read more...

Childhood Obesity, Holding onto Treadmill|

Fat Loss Tips for Teen Girls Who Want to Lose Weight

Are you a teen girl who's sick and tired of being overweight yet can't seem to lose more than a few pounds? Here are tips that will finally help you lose fat. The struggle to Read more...

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Can Childhood Obesity Cause High Blood Pressure?

- Hypertension affects over 70 million Americans and is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease. -  Death is 7 times more likely when hypertension is present in patients with diabetes. - Read more...

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