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Causes of the Obesity Epidemic in the United States; A Post by Joseph Dixon, April 12, 2014

After teaching/directing Obesity: Biology, Behavior, and Management for two semesters, I have attained an appreciation of the complexity of obesity and its causes and its effects on individuals and the population in general. 2,149 more words

Child Obesity

MEND in Portsmouth (again)

Interesting that Portsmouth City Council have decided to commission MEND (again) to combat childhood obesity

Last year I was charged with investigating the success of children’s weight management programmes in Portsmouth.  229 more words

Healthier Choices

News Ireland daily BLOG by Donie

Thursday 10th April 2014

Big Irish State crackdown on social welfare fraud saves Government €632million


Social Protection Minister Joan Burton reveals there were 674 cases taken against fraudsters last year. 2,534 more words

Students Roast First Lady With #ThanksMichelleObama Tweets Over Quality Of School Lunches (DETAILS)

As the obesity rate drops for young people, some students still aren’t happy about the quality of food in their schools.

According to the Daily Mail… 273 more words


Strength-building exercises help adolescents reduce health risks

The treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming.

But a recent research study concludes that adding strength-building exercises will help adolescents reduce the risks of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other health problems. 159 more words

Fitness News

Judy Murray advocates physical education homework

A newly published report, Start Young, Stay Active, by not-for-profit health body ukactive, calls on government, education providers and every stakeholder involved in childhood development to recognise the importance of physical activity in the home, by encouraging parents to take a more active role in their children’s physical literacy. 413 more words

Fitness News

Play with Your Kids! Here's Why...

By Andrew M. Seaman (courtesy http://www.reuters.com)

The amount of physical activity mothers get is linked to their children’s activity levels, according to a new study from the UK. 382 more words