Television In Kid's Bedrooms Linked To Weight Gain

Television In Kid’s Bedrooms Linked To Weight Gain

If you wish to keep your kids occupied by having a TV in their bedrooms, it may not be a great help to their health. A new study suggests that kids with televisions in their bedrooms are more prone to weight gain than kids who do not. The study is published in the journal JAMA […]

Mandatory School Physical Activity Issues

Mandatory School Physical Activity Issues

Obesity has become a serious problem among young people today. With more and more children following more sedentary lifestyles with less and less physical activities and regular exercise coupled with a preference for fast food, it is no wonder why more and more American kids are getting fatter at such a young age. This may be a reason why some American states are now trying to add mandatory physical activities that kids at school should follow regularly.Senate Bill 210The State of Ohio is pushin…

Are Parents Influencing Their Kid’s Diet?

Are Parents Influencing Their Kid’s Diet?

Parents would always try their best to feed their children with healthy and delicious food.  However, a recent study shows that kids do not listen to their parents most of the time.A research published on Social Science and Medicine discovered that after studying the eating habits of over 2,000 children and their parents, they have little resemblance in terms of food consumption as well as the amount of calories, carbohydrates, and saturated fats.  However, the study has also concluded that chil…

High-Fat Diet For Child’s Survival

High-Fat Diet For Child’s Survival

In an article published in GetSurrey.co.uk, Samantha Holloway shared why she has to feed her baby daughter foods that people consider unhealthy and how she’s ridden with guilt because of it. Samantha’s daughter Agatha was born 3 moths premature on New Year’s Eve 2007. She was not breathing and the doctors took 90 minutes to resuscitate her.A few weeks after she was born, Agatha suffered a brain hemorrhage, chronic lung disease, an open heart duct, life-threateningly high blood pressure and an im…

Teen Vegetarians May Develop Eating Disorders

Teen Vegetarians May Develop Eating Disorders

A properly-followed vegetarian diet plan can fulfill the nutritional needs of people and can even lower risks of cancer and other diseases.  However, a recent study has shown that teenagers who have adapted the vegan diet, or followed an eating program that excludes any kind of meat and/or animal byproduct, may put them at risk of developing serious eating disorders.  According to the report published on the April issue of Journal of the American Dietetic Association, although young adult …

Smart Shopping for Teens

Smart Shopping for Teens

Shopping is one of the leisure activities that many teens enjoy. But it is important that they learn how to shop in a smart way? Smart shopping has something to do with budgeting your time, knowing which food is healthy for you, and being responsible when it comes to shopping.Being at the right place, at the right time24-hour supermarkets come convenient when you think you need to stack your fridge with food. However, you just don’t go there whenever you like. You have to decide at what time you…

Healthy Snacks for Teens

Healthy Snacks for Teens

Most often teens have a hectic schedule. That is why it is important that they should eat healthy snacks. Sometimes, because there is not enough time, they tend to go for burgers and other fatty foods. Healthy snacks are important because it allows you to satisfy your hunger while you get all the nourishment you need. Another significant aspect of healthy snacking is that it prevents you from gaining more weight. Below are some of the best ways on how to do just that: Always prepare healthy snac…

Easy Weight Loss Tips for Teens

Easy Weight Loss Tips for Teens

Diets can be confusing to teens. There are different kinds of diet. One is rich in protein, the other low in fat. This article can provide teens some ideas and tips regarding proper dieting.How healthy is dieting? Dieting can be unhealthy if you tend to eat less. As much as possible, you have to include at least 30 percent of calories in your diet. In other words, it has to go beyond 800 calories per day. Therefore, a fat-free diet has to be avoided.In addition, do not go for diets that are rest…

Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Teens

Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Teens

Maintaining a healthy weight is something that teens find difficult to do. In fact, it isn’t. All it takes is a change of lifestyle. Having a good eating habit is one of them. Keeping your weight through exercise The thing that you have to understand about exercise is that it has to be done at an hourly rate everyday. That means you have to engage in physical activity daily. Contrary to what others think, it does not mean hitting the gym or doing complex reps. It can be as simple as dancing or s…

Eat This, Not That! for Kids

Eat This, Not That! for Kids

The very popular “Eat This, Not That!” Diet now has an extended version specifically aimed at children, especially with rising cases of childhood obesity and diabetes in the many countries.The gist “Eat This, Not That!” focuses on getting adults to make smarter choices when it comes to eating and dining out.  And with more and more children becoming obese and prone to diabetes, the authors of this eating program-David Zinczenko at Matt Goulding-published a pediatric version to help parents impro…