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It is of ace importance to understand the dangers of sedentary lifestyle on kids. We have sketched below all the perils that may befall when a kid is subjected to limitations such as space crunch, addictions to junk food and gaming consoles.

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    Just one hour of daily TV could...

    The research, which analyzed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey of 11,11 3 children who were in kindergarten...

    Date : Apr 27, 2015

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    Ways your child can lose weight!

    Childhood obesity could be the ultimate time bomb for future health concerns. Here's how your kids can shed their flab...

    Date : Apr 15, 2015

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    Stressed parents can make you...

    Experiencing certain family stress repeatedly throughout the childhood can make kids obese by the time they turn 18, research...

    Date : Apr 8, 2015

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    Most parents can't tell if their kid...

    Parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their kid is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity,...

    Date : Mar 30, 2015

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    Know if your baby will gain...

    Measuring body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four, says a study...

    Date : Mar 12, 2015

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    Watching TV for over 2 hours...

    London: Spending over two hours a day infront of a television or computer can increase the risk of developing high blood...

    Date : Feb 26, 2015

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    BPA in Plastic Lunch Boxes Can...

    CHENNAI: Parents who prefer colourful, light weight plastic tiffin boxes to stainless steel containers to pack lunch for their...

    Date : Feb 26, 2015

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    A Big Fat Question

    Global progress towards tackling obesity has been “unacceptably slow”, with only one in four countries implementing a policy...

    Date : Feb 25, 2015

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    Energy drinks increase...

    A new study has found that middle-school children who consume highly sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be...

    Date : Feb 20, 2015

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    Puerto Rico considers fining...

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800...

    Date : Feb 11, 2015

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    Ways to protect your kids from...

    Most of the childhood cancers are linked to lifestyle like parental occupation, maternal reproductive history, parental tobacco...

    Date : Feb 03, 2015

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    Fun ways to work out with your...

    The rise in childhood obesity around the world is because most kids today don't get enough physical activity, thanks to iPads...

    Date : Jan 23, 2015

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    Pizzas take a toll on kids’ health,...

    Go ahead, give your kids pizza. Just maybe not so much of it. A new study found that American kids take in more calories, fat...

    Date : Jan 20, 2015

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    How much junk do kids eat for...

    Remember how the smile felt when the aroma of French toast, sooji or chowmein hit your nostrils after four periods of...

    Date : Jan 16, 2015

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    Brains of obese children have...

    Researchers at University of California conducted a study, which though didn't show a causal relationship between sugar ...

    Date : Dec 26, 2014

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    Obesity could lead to cancer: Study

    Ailments like Type-2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke weigh on an obese person's mind. Now, a new study has added cancer...

    Date : Dec 15, 2014

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    Obese kids’ brains crave for sugar...

    Overweight and obese children may feel much better by consuming food than their slimmer counterparts as researchers...

    Date : Dec 12, 2014

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    Obesity can shorten life by 8 yrs

    Being Overweight or obese may decrease life expectancy by up to 8 years, a new study has warned. The research led by investigators...

    Date : Dec 06, 2014

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    High-sugar diet in fathers could...

    A new study demonstrates that increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just a day before mating could cause obesity...

    Date : Dec 12, 2014

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    Little sleep may up heart disease...

    Obese adolescents who do not get adequate sleep may be at a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study has warned...

    Date : Nov 27, 2014

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    Andhra Pradesh 5th most obese in...

    Vijayawada: India ranks third position after the US and China in terms of the number of obese people. In the country,...

    Date : Nov 27, 2014

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    40% of school children lack...

    Lack of physical activities and outdoor games, mainly in metros where open spaces or playgrounds are vanishing at a fast...

    Date : Jan 16, 2015

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    குழைந்தைகளை அதிக எடை...

    குழந்தை பருவ உடல்பருமன் என்பது குழைந்தைகளின் உடல் நலனை கடுமையாக பாதிக்க...

    Date : Nov 20, 2014

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    Obesity costing world economy $2...

    LONDON: Obesity is costing the world more than almost as much as smoking or terrorism and war. The epidemic — one-third of...

    Date : Nov 20, 2014

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    Kids Juices in UK

    London:Juices aimed at children in the UK can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar, more than one-and-a half times as much...

    Date : Nov 12, 2014

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    20 percent city kids obese, says study

    Chennai: Childhood obesity is on the rise, with over 20 per cent of adolescents in Chennai obese, according to a...

    Date : Nov 15, 2014

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    Never too early to start

    There is a staggering increase in childhood obesity that only grows year by year. And, it is the parents and caregivers who have...

    Date : Nov 11, 2014

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    Internet helps mums prevent kids'...

    Researchers have shown how Web-based, at-home interventions can help mothers address behaviors known to protect against...

    Date : Nov 06, 2014

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    Kids who sleep more less prone to...

    The study by Chantelle Hart, associate professor of public health at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE),...

    Date : Nov 05, 2014

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    A run to prevent child obesity

    Over 150 students from 12 schools in the district participated in ‘Project Run,’ a junior marathon event organised by the...

    Date : Nov 03, 2014

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    Trivandrum schools are trying to...

    Packing snack boxes and lunches for children is a nightmare for most parents, especially if the child is a fussy and picky eater....

    Date : Oct 30, 2014

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    Obesity levels less in Hyderabad...

    Hyderabad: The incidence of obesity is 30 per cent in Hyderabad whereas in Chennai and Bengaluru it is 38 and 43 per cent...

    Date : Oct 26, 2014

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    Obesity Rising in Numbers

    HYDERABAD: With a multitude of brands selling foods that are high on taste but not so much when it comes to nutrition, lifestyle...

    Date : Oct 25, 2014

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    Curbing Food Craving Can Help...

    WASHINGTON: Researchers have found that although children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults,...

    Date : Sep 09, 2014

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Healthy lifestyle missing in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Childhood obesity is a major health challenge in Indian metros, including Kolkata, according to US nutrition expert Sam Rehnborg. In Kolkata to launch a product as the president of Nutrilite Health Institute on Tuesday, Rehnborg said sugar intake among children and youngsters in urban India was frighteningly high. He said that apart from obesity, it was leading to a range of disorders while rural India was still deprived of basic nutrition...

Date : Feb 12, 2015

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Obese kids more at risk for bone & joint diseases

Navi Mumbai: Eight-year-old Sonu, a Navi Mumbai resident, is the only child. He could be called pampered and spoilt, as he spends his day watching television, playing video games and eating chips. He weighs 75 kg. According to Dr Sharad Sharma, bariatric surgeon and obesity consultant, Fortis, obese children are at greater risk of bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, as well as social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and low self-esteem...

Date : Jan 31, 2015

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Diet Diary: Malnutrition in younger years marker of disorders later

There is accumulating evidence to suggest a link between malnutrition early in the life cycle and risk of diabetes, obesity and other chronic degenerative diseases later in life. Recent research has suggested that risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and even cancer in adult life can originate as early in life as the womb. Sizes of baby at birth and childhood growth patterns are strong determinants of these diseases...

Date : Jan 17, 2015

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Junk food, no play put city kids at health risk

BENGALURU: Spending too much time on the PlayStation rather than the playground, is taking its toll of our smart-age kids. Addiction to mobiles, gadgets and video games, junk food and carbonated drinks, and a lack of physical exercise is making for a dangerous cocktail, leading to an unhealthy generation of urban children. By contrast, their rural and small town counterparts are fitter and score over them on the health front. The telling indicators are weight...

Date : Dec 08, 2014

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Health Hub: Start young to prevent obesity

Although childhood obesity is on the rise, with an increasing number of school-going children being overweight, doctors say the biggest problem is seen among early adults - those between the ages of 18 and 25. In younger people, it is easier to try and manage obesity with lifestyle modification, they said. “In some cases, where these modifications do not work as easily, medical management is recommended,” said Rajkumar Palaniappan, director and senior consultant...

Date : Dec 06, 2014

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Early school deprives teens of sleep, impacts performance: Study

CHENNAI: The popular adage 'Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise' may hold a lot of truth, but it barely applies to teens if one goes by the results of a recent US-based study. Early school hours could deprive teenagers of adequate sleep and hamper their academic performance, the study suggests...

Date : Nov 14, 2014

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Childhood obesity up, experts warn of early onset of ailments

PUNE: Waistlines of young children in Pune city are expanding, and experts warn that if lifestyle modifications and early medical interventions are not initiated, these children will be at the risk of various health problems early in their adulthood...

Date : Oct 29, 2014

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Treat food addiction to combat obesity epidemic

With an increase in the number of obese and overweight people from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, the growing epidemic of obesity, despite information overload, uprecendented interest in this area and increased body consciousness, is a paradox...

Date : Oct 18, 2014

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