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Parents Urged to Make Healthy Eating, Exercise a Priority for Children

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to offer practical steps families can take to help children maintain a healthy weight. The advice, part of an AAP report published in the July issue of Pediatrics, offers guidance on how to include healthy habits into daily life such as eating a well-balanced diet, increasing […]

Just One Hour of TV Can Raise Child’s Obesity Risk

New research suggests that stricter guidelines may be needed for how long young children should watch television every day. Children who watch television for as little as one hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.   Additionally, the children […]

Sleep Variations Lead Teens to Eat More Calories, Snack at Night

New research suggests that making sure teens get the same amount of sleep every night is an important aspect when it comes to reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. Teens need nine to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to federal health guidelines. In a study at Penn State, researchers found that on average, […]

Nature Walks Offer Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Taking a walk outdoors has long been suggested for people trying to clear their head, enjoy a breath of fresh air and combat stress. Turns out, it may actually work – really well. People who took group nature walks were linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well being, […]