A study carried out by researchers at Bristol University has shown that children who are overweight at age nine have an increased risk of suffering heart disease as an adult. As approximately 200,000 deaths in Britain each year are attributed to heart disease, this is a worrying result for many. It is the belief of Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, that child’s health advice should be issued to parents at a much earlier age. As heart disease is a major cause of (more…)
Children in Ipswich have been taking part in a challenge to produce a tasty, healthy meal for a place on Junior Masterchef. Pupils at St Mary’s primary school in Ipswich have a healthy eating and exercise programme, with children aged from six years old taking part. The children all love watching the programme on television which has inspired them to learn about healthy eating as a lifestyle choice.
Pupils have been using fresh ingredients to make a meal including (more…)
According to a survey carried out online, trampolining is among the top three sports most enjoyed by children. Three hours each week on average, is spent on a trampoline which is a third more than spent on basketball and cycling, the other favourite pastimes. Research has shown huge health benefits for children and adults alike, while still being a fun activity.
Karl Frew, fitness instructor, stated that (more…)
A survey has revealed that the proportion of children with bad teeth has dropped over recent years.
The NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme, carried out by John Moores University, Liverpool, found that although the percentage of children with missing, filled or decayed teeth dropped from (more…)
It has emerged that children in Manchester were forbidden to play the traditional game of ‘Duck Apple’ this Halloween, and were forced to use chopsticks instead.
Rules for an organised mass ‘bob’ at the yearly Apple Day taking place at (more…)
Researchers at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital have found early indications of heart disease in teenagers. The research was carried out on a group of 63 obese children with an average age of 13. The children were showing ‘stiffness’ in the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. The study has revealed that (more…)