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Study: Kids Can Start Weightlifting At Age SixAccording to a new study from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, kids can begin at six, if it’s carefully supervised.
Philadelphia Launches New Program To Get Schoolkids Focused on FitnessThe Philadelphia-based Food Trust heads the new initiative, called "Get Hype Philly."
Children At Risk For High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
Study: Standing Desks Could Help Cut Childhood Obesity RatesChildhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.
Obese Children - And Their Parents - Underestimate Their WeightWe recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight - and their parents underestimate their children's weight as well.
Aramark and CHOP Team Up To Battle Childhood ObesityThe project called Home Plate is a three year research project to teach low income parents the best way to cook healthy meals to keep their kids fit.
Children Who Are Obese Don't Necessarily Realize ItNearly 17% of US children and adolescents are obese. But, according to a CDC report, many people who are obese don’t consider themselves as having the condition.
Report: Heavy Kids Often Don't See Themselves As OverweightAccording to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.
Health: Childhood Obesity Report Calls For More Aggressive Efforts To Fight The Problem3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on a new report calling for a more aggressive effort to fight the problem.
US Kids Not Getting Nearly Enough Physical ActivityIn the recently released United States Report Card on Physical Activity For Children & Youth, our kids received a near-failing grade.
National Health Study Shows Mixed Results For Philadelphia RegionA newly released study looks into the health of people in every county in every state across America -- and what can be done to improve things.
Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier AgeCompared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.