• 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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  • Beyonce records new song to fight the battle against child obesity

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on May 5, 2011

    Beyonce has recorded a new song, ‘Move Your Body’ to support the initiative ‘Let’s Move!‘ launched by America’s First Lady Michelle Obama. The Rhythm and Blues singer, who is 29 years old took part in a dance session to the song with teenage pupils in Harlem. The initiative was launched to fight against child obesity, with pupils all over the country dancing the four minute dance simultaneously. Michelle Obama also took part, and danced with pupils at a Washington school, Alice Deal Middle School.

    Beyonce dropped in unexpectedly at the school in Harlem, to join the dance routine, while surprised pupils struggle to compose themselves and stay in step with the singer. In her promotional video, the singer also talks about staying healthy while having fun dancing. She says:

    It’s all about promoting the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.

    Over 600 schools around America took part in the four minute dance routine, to encourage students to adopt a healthy eating and exercise routine to stay in shape. The president’s wife had requested the help of Beyonce to help her raise awareness of the initiative, and that is certainly what she did in Harlem. One 13 year old said:

    I kind of messed up a little when she showed up, but I got back into it. And then I just continued to dance having fun, having more fun because Beyonce was there.

    Dancing provides a great workout for people of all ages, and also provides a huge amount of fun; just the thing to help the fight against child obesity.

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