Stamp out Childhood Obesity- 5 Steps for Healthy, Fit Kid


With the convenience of fast-food on every corner and the increased popularity of computers and electronic gaming, it is no secret that childhood obesity has been on the rise for the past 3 decades.  According to recent studies conducted on US Americans, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. Parents have an obligation to educate their children on exercise and diet, and to help … [Read more...]

September: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month


Welcome to!  For the month of September, we are honoring Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, as well as Yoga Awareness Month.  The statistics on childhood obesity are shocking: The Center for Disease Control reports that obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has nearly tripled since 1980.  Currently, over 23 million children ages 2 to 19 in the United States are overweight.  To translate, childhood obesity affects one in three children, putting them at risk for numerous health concerns, including diabetes, high blood … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the Freshman 15 by Combating Cravings


By: Angelique Millis Ah, the Freshman 15- the infamous 10-20 pound weight gain phenomenon that college students experience as they transition from highschool to college.  While the hustle and bustle of college life makes it difficult for students to diet, many have learned that they can compromise with their cravings and make better decisions to avoid the weight gain. What are Cravings? Cravings are strong yearnings for specific foods, usually those with high sugar or high fat content. Unlike the normal hunger that we experience between meals on a daily basis, cravings are triggered by … [Read more...]

Fuel your athletes for success


Spring and Summer bring  basketball, baseball, softball and soccer the popular sports many kids will be participating in. Many parents hope to keep their children in tip top shape and primed for success. Here are four things that can help parents keep their athletes fueled for success.The four things that all parents should consider are body composition, hydration, food and how often they eat , and a healthy dose of encouragement. What parts to consider in each area are explored here and can be factored into your child’s successful sports endeavors. Body composition is very important for … [Read more...]