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Not drinking water may boost kids’ consumption of sugary beverages

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks than those who drink water, according to researchers at Penn State. Asher Rosinger, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab, said the results — published today (Apr. […]

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Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden

“Frogs!”“Butterflies!”“Caterpillars!”My daughter’s preschool classmates were all eager to answer after I asked them what we might see in a garden. I visited their classroom recently to read my garden yoga book as part of their study of the garden and nature. The teachers have done a fantastic job of integrating science, language arts, art, music, […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. According to […]

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Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedule

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they gained […]

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Raising heart-healthy kids

The habits your children learn now could affect their heart health later in life. It’s never too late to adopt healthy habits to help protect your heart—and it’s never too early, either. “The risk factors [for heart disease] start to develop during childhood years,” says Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) […]

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