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Fit Girl Series - Obese Teens on Oprah

Yesterday, in  Fit Girls: Weight = Moral Failure, we talked about how having a moderately overweight child isn't necessarily a moral failure, but a side effect of prosperity. And then there was the Oprah Show with those severely obese teenagers. Sometimes…
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Fit Girls: Weight = Moral Failure?

Let's talk about the feeling of failure parents feel when they realize their kids weigh too much - or too little. You're in the doctor's office and she announces your child is overweight, in the red zone and a feeling of failure quickly follows.…
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Fit Family = Fit Girl

There are millions of parents out there who, like me, worry about their children's weight and the weight of children in general. 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese In the last 3 decades the…
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Empowering Girls: Early Puberty

Please click on this link to see a CNN news story about Body of Knowledge: Puberty. Girls today are reaching puberty around three years earlier than in previous generations. The average age of menstruation was 15 years, it is now 12. Many…

RealAge Healthy Kids Test

by Tracee Sioux Have you seen that show Honey We're Killing the Kids? The show you a family with terrible eating habits, fast forward what they'll look like when they're 40 and predict their life expectancy? Of course they pick families…

Precocious Puberty

Did you know that it is now common for girls to start their menstrual cycles when they are nine years old? Pubic hair and breasts begin showing up one to two years prior to menstruation, which put many girls in precocious puberty or early puberty…
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Missing Views

by Tracee Sioux This is the view I was missing by going to the gym every day. Isn't it fantastic? Honestly, my life to 33-years-old was not about health. One day I looked at my little family and realized every one of us had a medium-sized…
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Coaching Advice

by Tracee SiouxI went to the soccer league meeting on Saturday and they gave some interesting advice to the coaches. If your team is winning 5-0 at half time, it's your responsibility, as the coach, to stop making goals and try to lose. Put…