• 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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  • Child cancer patients cheered by X Factor Stacey

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on May 30, 2011

    Stacey Solomon attended the Little Star Awards held at London Zoo, to honour the amazing courage and bravery of children and their families who are dealing with cancer. The awards were organised by Cancer Research UK, with approximately 20 children who are battling cancer, or have had cancer, from all over the country. All the children were presented with medals to honour their bravery while dealing with cancer.

    Stacey, accompanied by her young son Zachary, made a huge effort to meet all the children throughout the course of the day She said:

    It’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of such a wonderful day. I’ve met so many fantastic families and the children are exceptional, just gorgeous.

    Stacey was impressed by the way that the children dealt with their illness, showing strength in the face of cancer. One five year old who met the star is Sasha Pfumohjena, who has been able to kick a football for the very first time following his diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was aged just three years old. His mum Natalie said:

    Sometimes Sasha’s legs hurt so much after he’s been playing football that he can’t sleep. But he loves playing and just gets on with it. He has never let cancer get him down.

    The children benefit from being around other children who are going through the same experience, fighting cancer together.

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