Fit or Fiction – Baby Boomers’ Fitness


Whether you're old or young, in shape or never picked up a weight in your life, you've probably heard a lot of fitness myths.  There are all kinds of ideas about weight loss and exercise out there, ranging from credible to downright crazy.  Here are just a few of the common myths baby boomers hear about their fitness and the real truth behind them. Myth 1:  You can't be in great shape. When you think of healthy, sculpted bodies, your mind generally cuts to people in their 20's.  While many people want to be more fit and healthy, they have convinced themselves that they are simply too old … [Read more...]

Childhood Obesity

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The number of overweight children and adolescents has significantly increased during the past decade. There are times during childhood and adolescence where one is more susceptible to weight gain, but these times also offer prevention opportunities for obesity. Obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) according to body mass index (BMI). Several health risks arise from a child being overweight, such as type-2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and heart disease. Fortunately approaches to counter childhood obesity have been clinically recognized, including behavioral, … [Read more...]