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(StatePoint) With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is celebrating 100 years of serving Arizonans through programs designed to support agriculture, business, community health, the local economy and more.
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(StatePoint) American waistlines have been steadily expanding in recent decades. More than 35 percent of American adults are obese and 70 percent are overweight, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. Additionally, one in five American children is estimated to be obese.
As we got older, sure our schedules became a little busier. I was involved in school events, my brothers had football, wrestling and other clubs, but we always had dinner together. We laughed, shared stories and were close to our parents.
An idea sprung into the head of 24-year contractor Barry Jenkins as he stepped into an indoor trampoline park in Glendale in 2011.
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The first paragraph on the American Heart Association’s Childhood Obesity website states, “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects: Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression. And excess weight at young ages has been linked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood.”
Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.
There was an abundance of support demonstrated at the Marana Run/Walk 2013 Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 2, when more than 400 runners and a number of sponsoring vendors arrived to raise awareness about fitness and the increasing problem of childhood obesity.
On Jan. 1, Anytime Fitness locations at Oracle and Magee and on Dove Mountain will be sponorsing a competitive 5K race on New Year’s Day.
There is a lot of research that tells us that obesity is a growing health problem among children. Don Tringali, a retired lawyer and business executive, is doing something to combat childhood obesity by giving thousands of kids in Tucson opportunities to get involved in sports.
After a record-breaking track and field season, Jaide Stepter became the first-ever track athlete from Canyon Del Oro High School to be named Gatorade’s Arizona Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Arthritis affects more than 46 million Americans and is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Defined as inflammation of a joint, arthritis is a broad term applied to a range of joint disorders. In most cases, arthritis is characterized by stiffness, swelling and discomfort of the joints. While there are a variety of types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are most prevalent, affecting millions of Americans.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Tucson on Monday as part of a four-state campaign push, stopping first in Colorado Springs earlier to meet with campaign volunteers and deliver remarks at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games.
It's no secret our nation has a weight problem. The climbing rates of obesity and weight-related diseases are among the most frequently discussed topics by news media, health organizations, employers, schools and families. Despite its prominent position in national health conversations, as our nation's obesity epidemic has grown, so has the number of people with diabetes.
Marana annual Egg Nog Jog coming January 1
What can I do for my overweight teenager without making them overly self conscious?
When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the week was chocolate milk Fridays. We had to suffer through only having white milk with our school lunches for four days, and Fridays was a big treat.
As a nation, America continues to fail when it comes to health. A lack of exercise combined with bad eating habits have caused obesity rates to skyrocket, and have doctors worried about what the future holds.
What do you do when you're home alone on a Saturday night and the lights go out in Oro Valley?
Healthy Kids Day, the annual festival at the Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at the Shannon Road facility.
Olympians are joining this Saturday, March 6, to help motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles.
LaTanya Sheffield and Keri Ruffell, two fit, strong, competitive women, were born to lead.