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You Can Help Your Child Get More Exercise By Following These 5 Tips

Does your child get enough exercise? You can get your children more active with these 5 fun parenting tips.

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Obesity, depression have role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression — not only lack of sleep — are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). As much as 30 percent of the general population experiences EDS — daytime […]

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Exercise Progressions for Clients Who Are Overweight or Are Affected by Obesity

While there is no single right way to train clients who are overweight or have obesity, using regressions can be an effective method to employ. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model promotes stability and mobility prior to movement because movement must be executed properly before integrating load. Moving too quickly to the […]

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FDA approves first-of-kind device to treat obesity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness. The Maestro Rechargeable System, the first FDA-approved obesity device since 2007, is approved to treat […]

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3 Strategies for Acquiring Clients That Are Affected by Obesity

January 30, 2015 | Fitnovatives Blog When people ask health and fitness professionals why they do what they do, the typical response is “I like helping people.” If this is the case, why do so many professionals only want to help the fit get more fit instead of reaching out to two-thirds of […]

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First pharmacological guideline for obesity treatment provides clinical roadmap for anti-obesity drug treatment

The first-ever clinical practice guideline for the drug treatment of obesity offers a new tool for health practitioners looking to the latest pharmacotherapy strategies as a means of treating patients with obesity. The release comes on the heels of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of four new anti-obesity drugs in the past two […]

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Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many early deaths as obesity

A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to […]

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High-fat diet, obesity during pregnancy harms stem cells in developing fetus

Physician-scientists at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood and immune system function. The life-long burden of a western-style diet on the heart and circulatory system have long been appreciated. However, […]

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Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes. The study appears online […]

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Obesity Weighing Down Military Recruiting Efforts

November 12, 2014, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog  |   Taking action to reverse the obesity epidemic has never been more central to supporting our troops. Every day, our recruiting stations are forced to turn away young Americans whose greatest wish is to serve their country, as many of their ancestors, peers and […]

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