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 choose to play video games in the comfort of their homes instead of getting active. However, the influence of celebrity culture is plain to see; thankfully this is also the case when it comes to fitness.
Total Bootcamp was an idea put together by Catherine Jane Pennington, who wanted to make a difference in the (more…)
Following the opening of a new leisure centre in Dunfermline, a local mum has called for more safety features for families with babies who wish to take their children swimming. (more…)
One of the biggest problems with the health of children in the UK, and an underlying cause of child obesity, is the fact that many children today just don’t seem to be that active anymore. Whereas in days gone by (and we don’t mean this to sound like a rant on how things were better in our day) children would go out to play in the street, ride bikes, play in the park and generally run around from morning ‘til dusk, children today are more intent on playing ‘virtual’ games via their games consoles.
The games consoles are, sadly, a big contributor to child obesity. Before the 1980s, and the Nintendo and Sega revolutions, homes didn’t feature games consoles and children didn’t know what a video game was. If you wanted to play games like (more…)
As New Year’s Eve approaches, many parents are making resolutions to help improve their child’s health in the new year, helping them to stay fit with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Experts believe that an improved diet with less fatty, sugary food can help to reduce child obesity levels, along with increased levels of exercise. However, exercise can be difficult during the winter months, with the cold weather and snow putting even the hardiest children off the outdoors.
Exercise has many benefits which includes the improvement of (more…)
The advent of numerous modern computer and video games is one of the factors which have contributed to children becoming much more lethargic and in some cases, overweight. Another factor is children not being allowed to play outside as parents (more…)