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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From Houston Fitness Professionals

How can you beat the cold and keep your kids healthy? A team of Houston fitness physical education teachers has come together to craft the following local suggestions.


Citing several studies, retired military leaders say that young Americans' weight a threat to national security. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Retired Military Leaders, Study Indicate Americans ‘Too Fat To Fight’

Retired military leaders think young Americans are too fat to fight in the military.


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Mayor Parker Launches Healthy Houston Initiative

To lead the initiative, the Mayor has created a Healthy Houston Task Force.


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12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates.


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Texas Hospital Won’t Hire Obese Applicants

Citizens Medical Center has instituted a policy which requires that all employees have a body mass index of less than 35.


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Common Dieting Tips That Don’t Work

Diets with low or no fat require greater amounts of food to become full.

CBS Houston–01/12/2012

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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Cellulite can be found on people with average weight and obese body types.

CBS Houston–11/04/2011

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Sleeping Can Help You Lose Weight

Sleep deprivation can cause hormone imbalance, appetite increase and, thus, weight gain.

CBS Houston–09/28/2011

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Parents Would Rather Talk To Kids About Sex, Drugs Than Weight

A new survey in WebMD will shock parents and kids equally.



Children Can Be Removed For Obesity

Physical abuse or obvious neglect aren’t the only signs of poor parenting. Texas law considers obesity as a form of neglect.

CBS Houston–07/14/2011