Healthy Lifestyle Issues

Helping children to eat well and to be active helps keep kids healthy – but there are many things that prevent our children from having healthy lifestyles.

The articles below cover a range of healthy lifestyle issues, and provide essential information about lifestyle-related health issues.

What is Childhood Obesity?

Junk Food Linked to Obesity

Childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate and it seems to be in the news all the time. But what does the term childhood obesity really mean – and what can I do if my child is overweight?

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Top Tips: Healthy Parents Equals Healthy Kids

family cycling

As parents we all want the best for our children. We try to protect them from all the nasties in the world. We buy them cycle helmets, shin pads, we disinfect toys and we drum stranger danger in to them. But are we doing enough to protect them from all those serious “adult” diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers?

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Top Tips for Being Sun Smart


Protecting your child’s skin from sun damage is really important. When your kids are playing outside this summer, be sure to follow our tips on being sun smart! Many people don’t realise that when your skin goes red from being out in the sun, it’s not a healthy glow – it’s skin damage caused by […]

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Tips: Exam Performance and Sleep

girl studying in classroom

Exam time is an extremely stressful period in your child’s life. There is enormous pressure on them to do well and to study more. They may be tempted to stay up late cramming, or they may be so stressed they have difficulty dropping off to sleep.

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Tips: Healthy Eating for Exam Success

Teenager studying

Revision periods and exams are a stressful time when your young adult’s body needs to be treated with extra care. You can’t expect their body and brain to function properly if they have spent weeks drinking coffee, eating chocolate bars and staying up all night cramming.

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Fact File: Overweight and Obesity Risk


Obesity: In Simple Terms Overweight and obesity are conditions that occur when excess body fat causes a person to become at risk for health problems. Overweight and obesity are key predictors of many other illnesses and chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis. Overweight and obesity are caused primarily by poor […]

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Fact File: Cancer Risk

Cancer occurs when normal cells in the body keep growing when they’re meant to stop. They become renegades. As they grow, they form a growth, known as a tumour. Tumours can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The cells of malignant tumours can spread to healthy tissue nearby as well as other parts of […]

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