Childhood and Teenage Obesity

Good News! You’re Not Losing Weight … Because You Overeat

“Why am I not losing weight?” It’s a question that people ask themselves when they change to a healthier diet, but don’t see noticeable results. Turns out it’s not the quality of the food that is making you fat. Rather, eating too much food — the quantity — is what puts pounds on the scale. Revolutionary, right? Well, maybe not, but a new …

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Mother and young boy exercise together

Fitness Trends for 2016: Battling Childhood Obesity is Out

For those of you who have followed this blog at all over the last six years, you know that youth athletics is a huge issue for Capitol Rehab of Arlington. And the flip side of youth athletics is the effort to combat childhood obesity. So it’s with a forlorn lower lip that we point to …

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Smart watch wearable technology is the new fitness trend

Fitness Trends for 2016: Best and New, Tried and True

The annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends is out with its 2016 edition, and No. 1 on the list of trends for 2016 is wearable technology. Surprised? Yeah, me neither. As the survey notes, the wearable technology industry is exploding — expected to reach $6 billion next year with fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking …

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Boy drinks water from a hose

Benefits of Hydration Go Beyond Prevention of Dehydration: Drink More Water

A recent article claiming that concerns about dehydration are vastly overblown makes such bizarre conclusions that I can only presume it was written so narrowly and literally that the author never considered the benefits of hydration. Author Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrician, argued recently in The New York Times that there’s no science behind the recommendation for individuals to drink …

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How To Live a Longer Happier Life — Lesson 3 of 9 Life Strategies

Maybe the Vegetarians Have Something Right. Anyone who knows me has heard me profess the benefits and needs for animal protein in ones diet. So while I can and will continue to debate the necessity of animal sources at another time, this discussion deals solely with LONGEVITY and the study of those cultures that have …

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6 Tips To Staying Slim on Vacation

Does your upcoming vacation have you worried about your waistline? You should be. The average person gains almost a pound a day while on vacation. (Admittedly, I’m more like 2-3 per day.) But that doesn’t have to be you. Most of the time extra pounds sneak up on you when you least expect it, so …

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Nonprofit Finds A Fun Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

Girls On The Run has now become an international organization training 8- to 10-year-old girls to run a 5k in a 10-week program while teaching them about good self esteem and life skills through fun activities.  Created by Molly Barker in 1996, Girls On The Run has grown from a group of 13 girls to tens …

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