Attention, Connection And FUN Offer Psychosocial Benefits to Obese Kids

For many years, there has been debate about which kinds of programs offer the highest psychosocial benefits to kids – physical fitness programs or those geared toward art, music and relaxed social interaction. With youth depression, anxiety and obesity on the rise, this debate is now both timely and time-sensitive. Now, a study from the… Continue reading Attention, Connection And FUN Offer Psychosocial Benefits to Obese Kids

Diabetes, Heart Disease and Kids’ Aerobic Fitness: Study

Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease accumulate in children who have poor aerobic fitness, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study also found that the traditional way of expressing aerobic fitness in proportion to total body mass overestimates the role of aerobic fitness in identifying children at… Continue reading Diabetes, Heart Disease and Kids’ Aerobic Fitness: Study

Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells

About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, suffer from diabetes. Approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. These people cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy. Insulin resistance, or the inability to use insulin, results… Continue reading Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells