• 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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  • Hair raising family business wins award

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Rachel on April 30, 2012

    A silver award has been presented to a couple who live in Paddock Wood, Kent, as a celebration of their achievement while running a home business.

    Mumpreneur UK presented the award to (more…)

    Junk food used by parents to control kid’s behaviour

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 28, 2012

    A recent study conducted by MyVoucherCodes revealed that junk food is frequently used by parents to reward or control the behaviour of their children. As childhood obesity is a growing concern in the UK, the findings of the report are worrying. Out of 1,200 parents surveyed, almost half admitted to using junk food to bribe their children to behave.

    Junk food is routinely given to children as a reward for behaving, according to two thirds of parents surveyed. Sweets, fizzy drinks and takeaways are (more…)

    McDonald’s campaign to curb child obesity levels

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 19, 2012

    McDonald’s has launched a campaign to increase the health of children by giving away toys that encourage activity and vouchers which entitle them to sports sessions free of charge. The “Mascotathon” campaign is aimed at children to help in the fight against childhood obesity. Activity gadgets given away with each purchase of a Happy Meal will measure the number of jumps or steps the child takes in a day. Children are then (more…)

    Miley Cyrus fights off rumours of anorexia nervosa

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 12, 2012

    After losing weight recently, Miley Cyrus has faced a barrage of rumours that the singer and actress has an eating disorder. The 19 year old has been showing off a much sleeker figure recently, but insists that the weight loss is due to allergies and not anorexia nervosa.

    Miley has been (more…)

    Study reveals dieting mums could increase chance of child obesity or diabetes

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 9, 2012

    A study produced by researchers based at the University of Manchester, has revealed that mums who are dieting at the time of conception may increase the risk of their child being obese or developing diabetes. This conclusion has been reached following a study on sheep, but the scientists believe that the same results would be applicable to humans.

    According to the researchers, when a ewe conceived during a time when it received less food, the lambs were born with DNA structures that were altered. This difference was (more…)

    TV ban in nursery to fight child obesity

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 7, 2012

    A project funded by the European Commission to fight against child obesity, has recommended that televisions be removed from nursery and also from bedrooms at home. The project involves nine countries, including the UK to “develop and test an innovative and evidence based obesity prevention programme for children aged four to six years”.

    The project has been commissioned as fears that obesity levels in (more…)

    Computer games blamed for increased aggression among pupils

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 5, 2012

    The annual conference of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers will hear how teachers believe that computer games are the main factor for increased aggression among young pupils. Teachers will speak out to inform the ATL members that kids who are only four years old in some cases, are mimicking “graphic scenes” from games which are meant for much older children, or adults.

    One problem (more…)

    Child obesity a symptom of nature deficit disorder

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on April 2, 2012

    According to a report compiled by Stephen Moss on behalf of the National Trust, the education and health of UK kids is suffering as they spend less time with nature. Parents worrying about children’s safety, large volumes of traffic and computer and video games keeps children indoors rather than (more…)