The leading organization of pediatricians in the United States recently released a study showing that most children are not getting enough exercise each day. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which says that physical activity is a “vital sign” of health, more than half of children in the United States are not moving for the recommended 60 minutes each day. Why is this a problem? For toddlers, children and adolescents, physical activity improves strength and endurance, builds healthy bones and lean muscles, develops motor skills and coordination, and promotes emotional health by reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. Exercise builds self-esteem, increases stability, control skills and thinking skills. Children who are routinely active are less likely to become overweight or obese, thereby decreasing the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.Active kids tend to be more optimistic, sleep better and process and … [Read more...] about Most kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. Are yours?
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Jax Taylor is thankful for Internet trolls.In February 2017, the Vanderpump Rules star was watching his best friend Tom Schwartz’s bachelor party on TV from his West Hollywood apartment with his then-girlfriend (now fiancée) Brittany Cartwright. On the show, Taylor, Schwartz, and Tom Sandoval were dressed in drag on a trip to New Orleans. But it wasn’t the Twitter mentions about his magenta bob wig that caught his attention. What stood out were the remarks about his weight. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Man, you got fat,” one viewer tweeted.“I'm glad they did it,” Taylor tells Men’s Health. “I thought, ‘Why didn't my friends tell me? Why didn't my own girlfriend tell me this?’ I looked disgusting. I was like a butterball. I was not lean. I didn't have the chiseled look that I used to have. I was, like, this has got to stop.” Taylor, a 6-foot-tall former model weighed 175 pounds for most of his adult … [Read more...] about Star Jax Taylor Opens Up About His Pre-Wedding Weight Loss Transformation
Published 12:01 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Newborn to 13+: Car safety tips for kids of all ages 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For many parents, you buckle up your kids and off you go to day care, school or the park. You trust their car seat or booster seat will keep your child safe should something happen, but are you sure the seat you installed months or years ago is truly secure? "I am deeply concerned that nearly half of all car seats are not used correctly," says Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "You don’t have to be a parent to play a part in protecting children. I urge everyone to follow these simple tips to ensure kids stay safe in the car at every age.” The right car seat is the best protection in a crash Every 33 seconds, a child under 13 years old is involved in a car crash, … [Read more...] about Newborn to 13+: Car safety tips for kids of all ages
THIS is the heartbreaking moment a Brit mum giggles with her sons before she died following a botched Towie-style bum lift - as it's revealed she was "paranoid" about her body. Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, collapsed shortly after the start of the £3,000 surgery at a Turkish clinic but it isn't clear if she died on the operating table. Her partner Scott Franks, who was in Turkey with Leah's parents, revealed Leah wanted the op because she was self-conscious of her stomach after giving birth to their three children. "Leah was paranoid that she had excess weight from having three kids round her stomach. "I told her she was beautiful how she was but she really wanted it for her own confidence. "I didn't think this would ever happen - or could happen to her." Scott today posted a heartbreaking video of Leah laughing with her two sons. Wearing a white crop top and trousers, the mum-of-three giggles as she tickles the two young boys. In another heartbreaking video posted overnight, … [Read more...] about Heartbreaking footage of Brit mum who died after botched Towie bum lift – as fiance reveals she was ‘paranoid’ about her body
Ever since I can remember, I always felt heavy—not exactly fat, just bigger than everyone else. It didn't help that while I was a size nine in high school, my mom was a petite size two. Then, when I was 16, my father died suddenly—I found comfort for my grief through food, so I started gaining weight more rapidly. Three years later, I met my first husband, who was also overweight—together, we just ate food and built our family. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below My best friend's weight loss sparked my own. A little background: I used to take trips to San Diego with my best friend to have "girls' days"—our plans revolved around which restaurants we wanted to try and where we'd eat next. Basically, it was a day-long eating spree.Then, one Thanksgiving, she came to stay at my house—and I was surprised at what I saw: She'd lost 30 pounds through Weight Watchers. But what happened after Thanksgiving Day shocked me even more: After eating a full … [Read more...] about ‘Weight Watchers Taught Me Portion Control—And Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds’