Category Archives: Fitness

Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — Formal physical exercise programs for children have only a small impact on overall activity and thus on weight loss, British researchers report. Their study raises questions about the best ways to help children…

Obesity Now Puts Kids’ Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) — Obese children appear to develop risks for heart disease usually not seen until adulthood — putting their health in jeopardy as they age, British researchers report. These risk factors — including high…

Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better (HealthDay News) — Exercise helps more than just your physical well-being, experts say. Plain and simple, says the American Council on Exercise, exercise makes you feel better. The council offers these potential examples: Exercise can help reduce anxiety and help you feel less jittery. Exercise can boost your mood…

Health Tip: Kids on the Run

Precautions before they begin (HealthDay News) — If your child has a desire to run, you should encourage this great form of exercise that requires very little equipment. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions, the American Council on Exercise says. Here’s the council’s advice: Check with your pediatrician before the child starts running,…

BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it’s not proven that the chemical causes increased weight By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — The common chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in the lining of many aluminum cans and a variety of food packaging, may be adding to the obesity epidemic among children and teens, according to a new…