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Study links baby-bottle use to obesity

Just another piece of the obesity puzzle. Another reason to lose the bottle at 12 months. “Pediatricians and dentists encourage parents to stop giving their babies bottles by age 1 to prevent their children’s teeth from decaying. A new study shows another good reason to follow that advice: Kids who are drinking from a bottle [...]

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March is National Cheerleading Safety Month

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month. Help protect cheerleaders by spreading the word about cheerleading safety and by making sure your cheer program follows recognized progressions and safety rules. Check back here all during March as we focus on various aspects of cheerleading safety! National Cheerleading Safety Month

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Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

I guess if you can’t make them put down the controller and go outside, this is a way to make them sweat… “Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised middle school kids’ metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated the effect of six forms of [...]

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Nutritional Needs for Young Athletes

“Even in middle childhood some youngsters participating in competitive sports are looking for an edge that might make them run a little faster or throw a lit­tle harder. Often they will turn to nutrition for help. However, there is no magical food or supplement that can transform an av­erage athlete into a superstar. No matter [...]

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The Calories Are Listed, but Teenagers Don’t Care

“Researchers at New York University have found that calorie-posting in fast-food restaurants has little influence on the foods teenagers order. They found that more than half of the teenagers noticed the calorie postings. A quarter of the teenagers said they were weight-conscious, and 9 percent of the teenagers said the labeling made them buy lower-calorie [...]

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No time to weight: Experts offer tips on combating childhood obesity

This is one of the most frustrating areas of my day. I watch so many children slowly lose the battle with obesity. It takes the whole family working together for success. if you want help, please make an appointment and we can work together. “Simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to [...]

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Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

This is scary stuff, an element of the obesity crisis that most people don;t think about. Obesity is linked to diabetes and hypertension, and these both lead to stroke. “If we don’t control traditional risk factors — obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes — we’re going to have a wave of cardiovascular disease in 10, [...]

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Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study

This is scary, but not surprising. This study showed that feeding your child a healthy diet makes them healthier in a very important area: brain growth. Eat your fruits and veggies!!! “Feeding children lots of fatty, sugary and processed foods may lower their IQ, while a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients appears to boost [...]

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Kids’ Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

The reasons are clear, too many calories and not enough exercise. The solutions are clear as well, but not easy. If you need help, make an appointment and we can come ups with solutions together. “Nearly one-third of all the students said they drank a soda the day before, while fewer than half said they [...]

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Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Everyone knows that older shovelers are at risk for heart attacks, but we need to watch children too. They are at risk “The most frequently injured areas of the body were the lower back (34 percent), the arms and hands (16 percent) and the head (15 percent), the study authors noted. Common causes of injuries [...]

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