Obesity Rates Falling
December 12, 2012
By Cameron Keady
This article is mainly about childhood obesity rates that have been on the rise. Now some U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, New York City and Los Angeles, are seeing progress in their fight against fat. childhood obesity rates have also been reported in parts of Mississippi, the state with the highest obesity rate in the nation which are falling also.The first drops in the number of overweight children came in a September report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation works to improve health for Americans. New York City showed a 5.5% drop in the number of overweight children from 2007 to 2011. Philadelphia showed a 4.7% drop, and Los Angeles a 3% drop.
I’ve learned that from 1980 to 2000, the percentage of obese U.S. kids aged 6 to 19 tripled. About 9 million children were extremely overweight. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease, has increased greatly in young people.
More sleep helps children do better at school.
October 22, 2012
By Alice Park
This article is mainly about a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that children who do not get enough sleep have less control over emotions and are less focused at school. Americans do not get enough sleep total. The National Sleep foundation recommends 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night for children ages 5 to 12. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year found that about 41 million American workers get less than six hours of sleep per night. Furthermore, health experts worry that adults are passing their poor sleeping habits down to their children.
I’ve learned that children who get just 5-8 hours of sleep perform differently than those who get the recommended 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night.
Turn Off Your TV
August 17, 2012
By Alice Park
this article is mainly about researchers founding’s; when they collected TV viewing information from more than 11,000 people older than 25 years. The study found that people who watched an average six hours of TV a day lived an average 4.8 years less than those who didn't watch any television. Also, every hour of TV that participants watched after age 25 was associated with a 22-minute reduction in their life expectancy.
I’ve learned that the more TV you watch the less physically activity you participate in. the advertising on junk food may be the cause to poor dieting and low life expectancy.
Can You Hear Me Now?
February 04, 2013
By Andrea Delbanco
This article is mainly about everyday activities like listening to an iPod, playing loud video games and going to the movies can put your…