Tag: obesity

Pizza Is A Main Contributor In Childhood Obesity

Kids love pizza. But eating pizza could really be slicing into children’s overall health, becoming a main contributor in childhood obesity. Between the years 2009-2010, one in five children and about one in four teens in the U.S. had pizza. According to a new study reported by Lisa M. Powell, PhD, those kids and teens

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Why become a vegetarian?

“Oh, you’re a vegetarian??!!” is the comment I commonly hear. While I changed to the veggie side for a brief stint back in the day, living without chicken always seemed impossible. Until suddenly it was so possible. I am no meat eater. I gave up eating meat somewhere in my adolescence. Hot dogs and sloppy

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YouTube Obesity Awareness Video Says Stop The Cycle

More than one-third of American adults are obese. Obesity is caused by poor dietary habits, a lack of exercise, and overall sedentary lifestyle. Many of these habits take root in childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese in the U.S. While the

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Teens Admit to Texting While Driving, But Have Quit Other Bad Habits

Kicking smoking in the butt has been a success for teenagers, but not without picking up another unhealthy habit. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking among teens has hit an all-time low, but 4 in 10 teens are still texting while driving. Already meeting the government’s Healthy

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Breakfast Won’t Control Weight Says Study

Those interested in health and nutrition know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast wakes up the brain and the body so that you can better focus in the morning and your metabolism jump-starts. However, new research disputes the fact that breakfast helps stabilize weight and prevent obesity.

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Crack for Kids: Breakfast Cereals are Mostly Bowls of Sugar

A bowl of cereal is one of the stables of the American breakfast diet. Walk down the cereal isle at your supermarket, and you will see boxes with vibrant colors directing your eye to the cute cartoon character that you know so well with his innocent smile, screaming for you to add to the shopping

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Marathon training reduces CVD risk

Although it is easy to assume that running lowers your risk from various heart diseases, there has been conflicting research when it comes to male runners heart health. Recently there has been a rise of middle-aged male runners dying from heart attacks during marathons. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal reported that no matter how much

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New York Squeezes Into Top 10 Least Obese States

We might still be able to slurp down a super-sized Big Gulp here in New York, but we —arguably—have a right to since a new poll has found that we are not the obese state. Mississippi takes the cake with a whopping 35.4% obese population. Americans overall are continuing to live unhealthy lifestyles; they do

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Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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