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2012-07-18 23:00:08

To fight childhood obesity, improve fitness and sports performance, local fitness professional, Mark Stainthorpe, launches the first youth fitness and sports camp in Elkins Park, PA. Elkins Park, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Local youth fitness expert, Mark Stainthorpe, recently announced The Gym's launch of Youth Fit Sports Camp (YFSC), Elkins Park´s first youth fitness sports camp specifically designed to combat childhood obesity, to improve youth fitness and sports performance....

2012-07-18 02:24:16

ATLANTA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monkey Joe's, a national children's entertainment facility known for its giant inflatable jumps and obstacle courses, has reached nearly three-quarters of a million total hours of jumping from customers, a benchmark that aims to combat the rise in childhood obesity and other health problems caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. With programs such as First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! bringing attention to the health issues facing our nation's youth,...

2012-07-17 06:26:49

WYCKOFF, N.J., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthBarn USA's hands-on, innovative summer camp program was found to be effective in getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and less processed, readily available convenient foods. They also learned how to grow food organically, cook and compost the food scraps. This practical and fun approach can be effective in combating unhealthy eating habits of children when childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. The data...

More Doctor Visits Due To Obesity Than Smoking
2012-07-17 10:17:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling lethargic. Complaining of a headache. These are a just a few reasons a patient might visit a doctor. There´s a possibility that many of these issues could be related to a greater problem. Many of these issues used to be related to smoking and doctors wanted to combat the consequences of “big tobacco.” However, a new study shows that there´s been a shift of issues related to smoking to problems...

2012-07-17 02:28:22

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity is becoming a global epidemic and is especially worrying in industrialized countries. Nearly 1.5 billion people - 20% of the world's population - are overweight and, of these, 500 million are obese. Obesity-linked diseases are likely to further increase healthcare expenditure in America and Europe, where governments are already struggling due to the high level of public debt. (Photo:...

2012-07-16 06:26:42

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the prevalence of childhood obesity in children rapidly increases across the United States, and the nation continues to grapple with the life-threatening consequences of this epidemic, a new report released today from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota examines how this public health threat is impacting children and families across Minnesota - and what can be done to address it. (Photo:...

Watching TV Leads To Weight Gain and Physical Weakness
2012-07-16 09:53:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching too much TV is generally considered unhealthy by many experts, and that could be no more true than in a new study published in BioMed Central℠s ℠International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity´ (IJBNPA) that has found the more hours young children spend in front of the screen, the more they are adding to their waist line as they continue to grow. Children under the age of two should...

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2012-07-11 08:54:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In this day and age, work and home life can be a stressful balance for women. On the one hand, women have more opportunities in the work place than ever. On the other hand, as women may take on more tasks and responsibilities at work, it may have a negative impact on their health. In particular, scientists recently found that middle-aged women who work long hours have a higher chance of leading less healthy lifestyles and have a greater...

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2012-07-10 12:05:02

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study to be published in the online journal BMJ Open, sitting down for more than three hours a day can reduce a person´s life expectancy by two years, even if they are otherwise physically active and refrain from dangerous sedentary habits. Watching TV for more than two hours a day can exacerbate that problem, decreasing life expectancy by another 1.4 years, said the report which analyzed five underlying studies of...

2012-07-10 10:54:19

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior suggests that, not only the amount and type of food eaten but the time of day it is eaten, is important in contributing to obesity. Previous studies have shown that when mice consumed all of their calories during their inactive period they gained more weight than when they consumed the same amount of...