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Ways to Be Active Every Day

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To be healthy we need to be active every day. With our busy home, work, school lives it isn’t always easy to get your daily dose of exercise. We’ve put together a few ideas that will help you and your family get active every day without setting foot inside the gym!

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Teenagers and Junk Food Lunches

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The lunchtime rush of teenagers heading for the local shop to buy junk food has become a tradition in many schools. Kids scramble out to buy hot chicken rolls, potato wedges, sausage rolls, as well as crisps, bars of chocolate and fizzy drinks. One in four children are now overweight or obese and the consumption […]

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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

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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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