Archive for Childhood Obesity

Reasons we love play

Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the day of love, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons we love play.

Unstructured outdoor play:
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Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Since the mid-1970s, obesity rates among American children have tripled. However, recent research reports indicate that we may have turned the corner. The obesity rate for low-income preschool-age children declined between

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Make time for exercise this Easter

From peanut butter filled eggs and jellybeans to chocolate rabbits and chick-shaped marshmallows encased in brightly colored sugar, the Easter holiday is a time for both children and adults to indulge in …

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New report gives tips for increasing youth physical activity

strategies New report gives tips for increasing youth physical activityThe federal government recently issued a draft report, The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth, which provides tips for increasing physical activity among …

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Men’s health week reminds us to stay active this Father’s Day

This week isfather and son Men’s health week reminds us to stay active this Father’s Day Men’s Health Week (MHW), which is celebrated annually during the week preceding (and including) Father’s Day.   MHW honors the importance of men’s health and wellness and was …

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Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?

locked playground Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?  Many communities throughout the United States lack outdoor play space. The shortage of safe, age appropriate, and appealing play spaces available to American children is shocking. For example, in Baltimore four recreation

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apple heart We February is American Heart Month, a national observance designated by the American Heart Association to call attention to heart disease.  One third of all American deaths are related to heart disease, with …

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