• 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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  • Underage boy held for drink-driving offence

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on May 21, 2011

    A boy aged just nine years old has been breathalysed and held in custody, after being caught drink-driving. The young boy from Cumbria, was released without charge when the police discovered his age. He was deemed not old enough to be accountable for his actions. As the number of children under the age of 18 who are arrested in the North of England has risen dramatically within the past two years, safety campaigners are demanding that action be taken to stop car crime among children.

    Included in the thousands of underage arrests made since 2009 are a ten year old and four children aged 11, who were arrested for stealing cars in Northumbria. Seven kids in Cleveland, aged 12 were also arrested for car crime. A ten year old was arrested by North Yorkshire police for stealing a car, and a 12 year old was arrested for aggravated car theft by Durham police.

    In a two year period 2,467 children up to the age of 18 were arrested for a variety of offences which includes car theft, teenage drinking and driving, aggravated vehicle taking and driving while underage. Following the increase in children being arrested for crimes which put their own and other people’s lives at risk, Kath Hartley from Brake, a charity which campaigns for speed limits to be lowered, demanded that road safety be taught in school. She said:

    It is incredibly concerning that young people are risking their own and other people’s lives on the road. This must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

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