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  • 11. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome Learn how metabolic syndrome is diagnosed.
  • 12. Losing Weight Losing weight means changing the balance of calories in to calories out. Learn more about shedding extra pounds and keeping it off from The American Heart Association.
  • 13. Take the Life is Why Family Health Challenge The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 14. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 15. Latino overweight perception may influence childhood obesity Childhood obesity affects Latinos at an alarming high rate and it is not just bad eating habits and lack of physical activity that are to blame. ?Some of us who are immigrants from Latin America have a cultural bias that distorts our perception of overweight,? explains Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Indeed, we have the image of chubby children being the embodiment of health."
  • 16. About Metabolic Syndrome Learn about metabolic syndrome
  • 17. Life is Why Family Health Challenge Infographic The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 18. Is Childhood Obesity an Issue in Your Home? Did you know that one-third of all American children are overweight and 17 percent are obese? And the number of overweight adolescents has doubled over the past three decades? What about your child? The American Heart Association offers these steps and help your kids avoid our nation?s unhealthy trend.
  • 19. Just Move: Our guide to physical activity (Spanish) Brochure Este folleto informa sobre la actividad fisica, ofrece estrategias para incorporarla en su rutina diaria (incluso si usted no es atleta) y alienta al lector a establecer metas de actividad fisica.
  • 20. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents and Caretakers The American Heart Association offers tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood obesity.


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