Obesity affects more than just adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past three decades. This trend is troubling because childhood obesity can cause health issues beyond just weight gain. Here are some of the health effects childhood obesity can have on your kids.
After months of cool weather, the first day of summer is finally here. Monday, June 20 marks the beginning of the summer season, giving kids plenty to celebrate when they go outside and play. However, every new season ushers in new safety concerns. Here are some ways to keep your kids protected this summer.
Childhood obesity is a major challenge in our country. The Centers for Disease Control reports that around 12.7 million children between the ages of 2 and 19 were affected by obesity over the past decade.
The issue has grown over the past few decades, leading to some serious health problems for both children and adults.
Watching what you eat is very important, but staying active can go a long way toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for the nation’s youth. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in this country, with one in three kids being listed as overweight or obese according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Children should do 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and there are plenty of ways that kids can attain that goal. Here are some fun activities that your children can do to help fight against the threat of obesity.
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our country Rates for the issue have more than doubled since 1980, and one in three children are now either overweight or obese.
Fortunately, childhood obesity can be prevented and you can help raise awareness about how to make a difference for today’s youth. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, so we’ve compiled some ways that you can help spread the word and encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle.
It’s back to school season, which means you’re shopping for new notebooks and getting final appointments in before the first bell. Of course, you want to make sure that the only thing your children bring back from school is homework.
Back to school shots will not only help your children stay healthy, but also their classmates and other members of your community.
Before every professional athlete became a star, he or she was just a kid playing sports. There is a long road for your children to become champions, and it all starts with getting them properly prepared to play sports and, most importantly, to have fun.
Sleep is good. Not only does it keep you refreshed, it can also help you stay healthy.
Not sleeping enough can lead to a lack in judgment, a poor mood, and even various health issues like obesity and diabetes. High quality, uninterrupted sleep is especially important for children as they continue to develop, but technology can make it harder for kids to get a proper good night’s rest.
It’s natural for parents to worry about their children. They want to see their son or daughter grow up from a happy, healthy kid into a happy, healthy adult. That means parents are always on the lookout for warning signs for various conditions or illnesses so that they can afford them the best care possible.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (more commonly known as ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions and one that is typically diagnosed during childhood. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 11 percent of children ages 5 to 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.
How Do I Know if My Child Has ADHD?
It’s not uncommon for kids to be inattentive now and again, but there are signs that may indicate that your child may have ADHD.
Did you know that over the past three decades childhood obesity rates in America have tripled?
1 in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese.
The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. So in honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we encourage you and your family to make healthy changes together.
How is childhood obesity measured?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), body mass index (BMI) is a measure used to screen for childhood weight and obesity.
A child’s weight status is determined using an age-and sex-specific percentile for BMI.