• Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness
    • Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness

      Posted on July 15, 2013

      These days, it’s so easy for kids to spend entire evenings on the couch while their parents run around preparing dinner and doing the washing. In many cases, there’s little to motivate children into doing anything constructive – least of all, to exercise and stay in shape. Getting any newbie to engage with exercise and […]

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    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp
    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp

      Posted on April 9, 2013

      While many parents accuse today’s celebrities of being poor role models, a few famous faces have been encouraging their young admirers to get into shape by taking part in fitness ‘bootcamps’. With the rate at which technology is currently integrating itself into the everyday lives of young people, it’s easy to see why many children […]

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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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  • 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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