childhood obesity

grandkids | Longevity LIVE

Obesity is a major health problem of the modern age. It’s not only restricted to adults and parents, but increasingly more children are growing up obese. This threatens their future lifespan. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 17.6 million children under five are estimated to

children | Longevity Live

In a time when we rarely encourage outside play, the TV has become a substitute for much-needed activity. Globally, 108 million children are obese. These dangerous levels of obesity make it more important than ever to guide children’s habits. Parents are the first heroes to children. That being said, show

ban | Longevity LIVE

The UK government is proposing an ambitious ban on selling energy drinks to kids and will target other calorie dense, nutrient poor food buying behavior.  Their goal is to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Research confirms that energy drinks are being consumed by 25% of six to nine-year-olds. The figures

children | Longevity LIVE

Whether they are in primary, senior or high school – children are the perfect fodder for food and beverage marketing. Schools, particularly in the USA, are desirable marketing areas for food and beverage companies. The problem is that many of these marketed products are nutritionally poor, according to a study

tuckshops | Longevity LIVE

Here’s peek into what your kids are eating from tuckshops, courtesy the Nestlé Tuck-shop Truths Study, conducted by Bateleur Brand Planning in June 2013. The study on tuckshops The study used a sample of 20 private primary schools in the Gauteng area, as well as online interviews with 652 mothers

fit | Longevity LIVE

Physical fitness and being fit in your teens can reduce the risk of heart attack later in life. The study on being fit The recent study also revealed that men who are fit, but obese in their teens, run a higher risk of having a heart attack than those who