Tag Archives: childhood obesity

Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts Talks Childhood Obesity

Several times a year we profile a Houston celebrity and ask them to share their health and wellness tips. We recently had the opportunity to talk with former Houston Texans star and current The Amazing Race contestant Chester Pitts about … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: Rarely Discussed, Prevalent Issue

September is recognized as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Greater Houston would like for you to join us in the effort to make our children healthier. The numbers are staggering. More than 23 million children and teenagers … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set, go! Train with the Y for the Houston Kids Triathlon.

The YMCA Kids Triathlon Training Clinic is a free introductory program designed to train youth in the fundamentals of triathlons, so they can participate in the Houston Kids Triathlon on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the University of Houston- Main Campus. Wondering whether … Continue reading

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Stretching and Exercise for Kids: What Works Best?

In part three of our four-part series for Childhood Obesity Awareness month, Brian Scully, a pediatric physical therapist, and Lauren Scott, a pediatric clinical dietitian, both with Texas Children’s Hospital, help answer some of the most common questions they’ve received … Continue reading

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Help! My Kid is a Picky Eater

This September, we’re focusing on Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  Following is part two in our four-part series presented in conjunction with Texas Children’s Pediatrics on childhood nutrition and exercise. I have picky eaters in the family. How can I get … Continue reading

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23 Million U.S. Children and Teens are Overweight or Obese: What Can We Do about It?

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The YMCA is partnering with Texas Children’s Pediatrics to bring you information you can use to help your family make healthier choices. This post is the first in a four-part series providing families practical … Continue reading

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