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Entries in Childhood Obesity (20)

Friday
Aug292014

Spot in brain that motivates mice to exercise is discovered

Image courtesy of ratch0013 at FreeDigitalPhotos.netLooking for some reading this long Labor Day wekeend (OK, for those in the United States)? This Week in the Fitness Industry should take up a small chunk of that time.

As always, a wide range of subjects:

  • part of brain responsible for exercise motivation found in mice
  • workouts in space
  • link between obesity and certain cancers
  • abdominal obesity in youth leveling off

Check them all out in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

 

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Family to educate about fitness on 50-week, around-the-world trip

Paul Brown knows how to get a point across. After all, he was named the 2014 Presenter of the Year by the Australian Fitness Network.

It is safe to say that his latest endeavor will be heard by many and most likely taken to heart by the majority. We’re talking possibly tens of millions of people. That is his hope anyway.

Paul and his wife, Jacqui, are huge promoters of fighting the battle against childhood obesity, sedentary behavior and type 2 diabetes, especially among youth.

So the two industry veterans, along with their 9-year-old son, Ben, are hitting the road for almost a year to promote sports and healthy lifestyles to children and families alike.

But this isn’t a venture that will see them on a stage with a PowerPoint presentation on a giant screen behind them with a couple hundred people with laptops and notebooks jotting down key points. 

The Browns are putting on 50 Sports in 50 Weeks, a globe-trotting adventure that will take them from their home in Australia to Siberia, the United States, Europe, back to Australia, and many, many destinations in between. At each spot they will learn the intricacies and fundamentals from a well-known athlete in the sport, often in an iconic spot or stadium. In some cases they will watch a championship event, taking in the sport as a spectator.

Read on to see where they are going, who they are learning from, and more.

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Friday
May302014

Teens' cardiorespitory levels are at low levels

It's all about the kids in today's This Week in the Fitness Industry.

We have a new fitness tracker from a popular kids toy-maker; preschool getting kids active at an early age; teens activity levels dropping fast; and, a decorated Olympian hoping to get the message out about the importance of exercise and nutrition.

Read about all of them in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Friday
Feb142014

No slacking off when working out with a partner

This Week in the Fitness Industry brings us the biggest news each week all wrapped up like a nice package - sort of like the flowers you got your significant other today, on Valentine's Day, right?

OK, no judging here. Here's what we go this week:

  • Nexersys on "Shark Tank"
  • LA Fitness to raise money for Augie's Quest
  • Work out in pairs
  • Mentorship on health at young age works

Read on to see more on all of these. 

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Friday
Feb072014

Majority rather to be financially healthy than healthy

The latest This Week in the Fitness Industry is all over the spectrum as far as fitness, health and wellness. Stories include:

  • Majority of people more concerned with money than health
  • Most parents don't think their overweight child is overweight
  • New features in corporate wellness program
  • iWatch apparently will have fitness component

Read on for more on each This Week in the Fitness Industry feature.

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