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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Tips from Body of Health in Guelph

July is childhood obesity awareness month. According to the Childhood Obesity Foundation, “In 1978, only 15% of children were overweight or obese……by 2007 29% of youth had unhealthy weights and these percentages have continued to rise steadily.” To maintain healthy weight it is recommended that children eat 5 or more servings of fresh fruits and veggies daily, spend 2 hours or less in screen time per day and be physically active for 1 or more hours each and every day. It is also recommended that children do not consume any sugary drinks in the hot weather. If a food or drink has ingredients that you can’t pronounce do not buy it. Continue reading “Childhood Obesity” »

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Sunscreen Tips from Body of Health in Guelph

We’ve all heard that familiar summer motto, “Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat for cancer prevention.” But did you know that many conventional sunscreen products on the market today contain known carcinogens that can accumulate in the body and may potentially increase cancer development! Continue reading “Choosing the Right Sunscreen” »