• How can exercise help my kids sleep better?
    • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

      Posted on July 28, 2015

      Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles apart, but they actually help each

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    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits
    • Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

      Posted on July 19, 2012

      A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by the age of 10. The study, which was published in a BioMed Central journal, looked at the television habits of 1,314 children. One extra hour of TV viewing each week at age four could affect the muscle fitness of a child aged 10 and also increase the size of their waste by half a millimetre.

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  • How can exercise help my kids sleep better?

    How can exercise help my kids sleep better?


    Two of the chief concerns that parents often have about their children are that they aren’t getting enough exercise, and that they aren’t sleeping well. Sleep and exercise might be two activities that are poles [...]
    Signs of heart disease present in obese children

    Signs of heart disease present in obese children


    According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and [...]
    Childhood obesity affected by TV habits

    Childhood obesity affected by TV habits


    A recent study from Canada has shown that the number of hours spent watching TV between two years and four years old can have a detrimental effect on the size of a child’s waistline by [...]
    School food review angers Jamie Oliver

    School food review angers Jamie Oliver


    The education secretary has announced that a review is to be carried out on school lunches served by schools in England. Michael Gove has selected the men responsible for the Leon chain of restaurants, John [...]
    Average age for a child to diet is ten years old

    Average age for a child to diet is ten years old


    According to recent research carried out by two education consultants, children start dieting as young as ten years old. Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson had previously been secondary and primary school teachers, before becoming consultants [...]
    Campaigners call for swimming lessons at primary school

    Campaigners call for swimming lessons at primary school


    Following a recent study which shows that a third of primary school children are unable to swim, campaigners are calling for swimming lessons to be a priority. According to data, drowning is one of the [...]
    England football player and celebrity chef call for cookery lessons to curb child obesity

    England football player and celebrity chef call for cookery lessons to curb child obesity


    Steven Gerrard and Jamie Oliver are among a long list of health professionals, charity leaders and other experts in child health who are calling for cookery lessons to be introduced to schools for all children [...]

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