• 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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  • Competitions

    Filed under: — Posted by: Rachel on March 22, 2011

    Here at My Kids Health we aim to offer some great competitions with prizes for children, such as entertainment DVDs, video games and toys. On this page you’ll see all of our competitions and will be able to enter them – and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

    Latest Competition:

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    Win 1 of 3 copies of Child Obesity A Parent's Guide

    We have three copies of the newly updated book 'Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide' to give away. The book has just been updated for 2011 with new stats and information, and has been written by Judith Manson. We have an interview with Judith here, where she talks about the book and about child obesity in the UK.

    Answer our question below to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book - and, if you're stuck on the question, reading the interview might just give you a clue!

    This competition is open only to residents of the UK and Eire. The competition closes on September 25th, and the winners will be randomly selected after that date.

    On average how many UK childern are overweight by the age of 5?

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