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Evidence Snapshots – ANA. VicHealth Healthy Eating Strategy 2017 19. Lower rates of overweight and obese 4-year olds. Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults. Skip to main content Home > Publications.

Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults

Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: prospective findings from the IDEFICS study. Participants The present study includes children from the Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants study (IDEFICS).

Bidirectional associations between psychosocial well-being and adherence to healthy dietary guidelines in European children: prospective findings from the IDEFICS study

IDEFICS is a prospective cohort study with an embedded intervention, including eight European countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden). The general purpose of IDEFICS is to understand how to prevent overweight in children while considering its multifactorial etiology. Ethics approval was obtained from review boards responsible in each country. 'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters. Image copyright Getty Images There is a "stark" increase between the ages of seven and 11 in the proportion of children in the UK who are overweight or obese, new data suggests.

'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters

The study of nearly 12,000 children found 25% were overweight or obese at age seven, rising to 35% at 11. Maybe You’d Exercise More If It Didn’t Feel So Crappy. Some people love to exercise.

Maybe You’d Exercise More If It Didn’t Feel So Crappy

But plenty more do not, and urging them on with information about how healthy exercise can be hasn’t exactly been shown to sway the masses. Only about half of Americans report meeting the government’s exercise recommendations, Current recommendations are 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Studies based on activity trackers instead of interviews suggest that the proportion of the population that meets those suggestions is much lower, in the single digits. RCH National Child Health Poll.

Overweight and obesity in Australia: a birth cohort analysis

The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines. Factors Influencing Early Feeding of Foods and Drinks Containing Free Sugars—A Birth Cohort Study. 1.

Factors Influencing Early Feeding of Foods and Drinks Containing Free Sugars—A Birth Cohort Study

Children’s everyday exposure to food marketing: an objective analysis using wearable cameras. Theconversation. The research also reveals that the rise in child and adolescent obesity in high income countries is beginning to slow down.

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And that in low and middle income countries — especially in Asia — it is accelerating. These findings should not be a surprise to anyone. Obesity is an issue with no geographical, ethnicity, age or gender boundaries. Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood. Childhood overweight and obesity represents a huge public health challenge globally [1, 2].

Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood

Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether? Encouraging people to meet specific fitness goals when they are new to exercising can be ineffective.

Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether?

In fact, it may even make it harder to become active, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Does this sound familiar? Every time I join a gym, I get pressured into writing down a goal, when I just want to exercise a few times a week. And I often feel like a failure if I’m no closer to my goal after a few months, so I stop going altogether. This is the experience a friend shared with me after I told her about our latest paper. But what if the way we set these goals isn’t actually that helpful, or worse, makes it harder for us to become more active? Health Check: should I replace sugar with artificial sweeteners? We know Australians are consuming too much sugar.

Health Check: should I replace sugar with artificial sweeteners?

The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 52% of the population are consuming more than is recommended, and this is affecting weight and dental health. But criticism of sugar is so widespread that sugar in foods such as milk and fruit have also come under fire. We should be mindful it’s really added sugar we need to focus on. Whole foods such as fruit and milk come with many other beneficial components. Fruit also contains vitamins, fibre and various phytochemicals compared to other sources of sugar, such as soft drinks. Attainment of ‘5-2-1-0’ obesity recommendations in preschool-aged children - ScienceDirect. The Implications of Screen Time for Young Children. The Implications of Screen Time for Young Children Author: Lily Dong, SIRC Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:00 In June, the Canadian Paediatric Society released new screen time guidelines for children under 5years old.

The Implications of Screen Time for Young Children

A child’s first experiences with screens can be habit-forming, with lasting implications. Everybody active, every day: a framework to embed physical activity into daily life. ‘Everybody active, every day’ is a national, evidence-based approach to support all sectors to embed physical activity into the fabric of daily life and make it an easy, cost-effective and ‘normal’ choice in every community in England. PHE has co-produced the framework with over 1,000 national and local leaders in physical activity and is calling for action from providers and commissioners in: health, social care, transportation, planning, education, sport and leisure, culture, the voluntary and community sector, as well as public and private employers.

To make active lifestyles a reality for all, the framework’s 4 areas for action will: Start Active, Stay Active (UK) Physical activity: applying All Our Health. Introduction. Fitness Trackers and Counting Steps: Marketing Ploy or Health Tool? Fitness Trackers and Counting Steps: Marketing Ploy or Health Tool? Author: Lily Dong, SIRC Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 09:07 Fitness trackers have become increasingly popular among both people who are new to exercise, and those who have been long-time athletes. Current wrist-worn trackers can function as watches, heart rate monitors, sleep trackers, calorie counters, GPSs, and even as phones, opening up a market that seems inconceivably far from the original pedometer. The Problem with Counting Steps Most popular fitness trackers have a step counter as their predominant feature, displaying how close users are to their goal on the screen or its lights, vibrating in celebration when users have hit the magic number.

Heart Rate and Calorie Measurement Accuracy If not for the step-counter, users may use a fitness tracker as a heart rate monitor. Is There a Way to Use Fitness Trackers Positively? System change for families. Children and Young People Living Well and Staying Well: New Zealand Childhood Obesity Programme Baseline Report 2016/17. Skip to main content Home > Publications Children and Young People Living Well and Staying Well: New Zealand Childhood Obesity Programme Baseline Report 2016/17 Published online: 09 June 2017. Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives.

Skip to main content Home > Publications Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives. How We Eat – Reviews of the evidence on food and eating behaviours related to diet and body size. Skip to main content Home > Publications. Obesity Update 2017. Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size. People with a high body mass index (BMI) encounter stigma in the health care setting, which can negatively affect health outcomes. A Life-Long Approach to Physical Activity for Brain Health. Introduction It is predicted that by 2050, the global population of older people, in both developed and developing countries, will more than double, reaching nearly 2.1 billion (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, 2015).

The number of people aged 80 years or over is increasing at an even faster rate, resulting in a growing number of indivduals living for longer with significant disability, reduced quality of life and multiple chronic conditions (Prince et al., 2015). As a consequence of rapid population aging, there is a rising prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD; Reitz et al., 2011; Wirdefeldt et al., 2011). To reduce the burden of disease attributable to these disorders, attention should be paid to optimizing early life brain development to promote life-long neuronal enrichment, and maximize neuroplasticity and cognition (Prince et al., 2015). Future Challenges. Big Change Starts Small. Healthy Kids Pro - Weight management resources for health professionals : Healthy Kids Pro.

2016 HSR Survey Report FINAL 12January2017 #653497. Death by diet: Half of cardiometabolic deaths linked to food. Last updated 10:02, March 9 2017 In a single year, poor diet played a part in nearly half of all cardio deaths, according to a new study. What we eat can not only affect how well we are in our lives, it can determine how long we live. In a single year, poor diet played a part in nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The research from Tufts University blamed 10 nutrients for 45.4 per cent or 318 656 cardiometabolic deaths in 2012.

AUST summary food epi report. Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases. Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases. Good Habits for Life. Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies. Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies. Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review.

Through database searching 407 records were retrieved, all of which were published in English. To tackle childhood obesity we must all be concerned, but also take action. The latest NHS health survey, published last week, paints another very bleak picture of childhood obesity in England and it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the key hurdles to overcoming this seismic challenge. The survey makes for all too familiar reading. Interactive body map: physical inactivity and the risks to your health. Improving Population Health by Working with Communities Action Guide Aug2016. Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness. There were other lessons in this year’s exercise research, of course. Some of the most compelling involved advances in our understanding of how exercise may change our bodies invisibly but pervasively. Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association. Childhood Obesity Causes & Consequences.

1 DHHS, AIM for a Healthy Weight, page 5. Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies. How can we prevent type 2 diabetes in children? Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest health threat: AMA. Philadelphia has joined the ranks of those putting public health ahead of big sugary business - New Zealand Listener. Indigenous peoples Open Access Journals. Teenage weight gain down to dramatic drop in calories they burn. Healthy Living Apps Guide. Obesity in the Early Childhood Years: State of the Science and Implementation of Promising Solutions: Workshop Summary. Healthy Living. Untitled. Ending Childhood Obesity - WHO report. Physical Activity ‘Magic Bullet’ for Obesity, Heart Disease : Florida Atlantic University. Vanuatu Basketball Federation launch their Hoops for Health program. 2016 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour.

Define Moderate-Vigorous Activity

Obesity data and stats. Want to eat well? Forget about willpower. Calories vs physical activity Inforgraphics - Inspiration. Food and Nutrition. The Role of Individual Agency for more Equitable and Effective Diet and Obesity Interventions. Are brief interventions to increase physical activity cost-effective? A systematic review. Evidence of greater weight loss in supported programmes. Wellington Regional Council: Genuine Progress Index. Active Living Research. Obesity data downloadables. Junk-food junkies go healthy when rewarded. What is the Fit Families program? ParticipACTION 150 Play List. Fighting childhood obesity: Signs of Progress. Physical activity prescription: a critical opportunity to address a modifiable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: a position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.