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Posts found under "Research" within Family Health

Obese Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: How Parents Can Help

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, September 28, 2012

A recent study has found that overweight and obese school-aged children exhibit greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Undoubtedly alarming, these findings show the importance of teaching children how to make healthy choices by modeling a healthy lifestyle and making adjustments to your own behaviors. ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant shares tips on how to positively influence your children’s health and wellness.

Study: Watching Less TV Can Make Kids More Athletic

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, July 23, 2012

How many times did you hear your parents say if you sat too close to the TV it would mess up your vision? The jury may still be out on that old wives’ tale, but a new research study does conclude spending too much time in front of the tube can affect kids’ waist size and their athletic ability.

NY Times: School Gym Time Declining as Childhood Obesity Rates Climb

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Despite childhood obesity rates continuing to hover around 17 percent, The New York Times found many public schools across the country are dramatically reducing or altogether eliminating gym time. Check out the results, and how physical activity in students can lead them to be healthier adults – and even boost their academic performance.