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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Fitness November 12, 2013

by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer The President´s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has reported that only one in three children are physically active every day; children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen either TV, video games or computers;... Read more
The Nofriendo Summer – how video games ruin outside playtime

Whether good or bad, exciting or boring, the stories we shared about our summers had at least one thing in common – we spent them, for the most part, outside. Which is why I found it disturbing last week when my wife, who teaches art at a local elementary school, told me that a large chunk of her students admitted to spending their summer, not outside playing, but indoors – playing video games…

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Breaking the addiction to toxic sugars

Is sugar as toxic as chemicals? Are sweets as addictive as cocaine? Why does something that tastes so good have to be so bad for you? These are questions that were addressed in a recent interview on “60 Minutes” with Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and an expert on childhood obesity…

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