Posts Tagged ‘childhood obesity’

Is Playtime Over?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Some NYC schools are cutting down on recess just as studies show how integral it is to students’ development It turns out that taking a break from fractions to play football in the schoolyard has more than just physical health benefits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement emphasizing the importance of recess, [&hellip
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Child Heart Disease on the Rise

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Let’s face it: Children are getting fatter, and as the obesity rate rises in this nation, so too does heart disease. Years ago, in my neighborhood, I used to watch the children get off the school bus, dump their books and go outside to play until it was dinner time. Now they get off the [&hellip
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