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New Childhood Obesity Op-Ed co-written by Bill Clinton Correctly Emphasizes Prevention in Kids, but Omits the Adult Solution, says Dr. Feiz and Associates



Changes to school lunches will help fight obesity in the long-run, but many currently obese adults need immediate solutions.


A June 30 CNN opinion piece written by former president Bill Clinton and American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown argues for a variety of ongoing programs aimed at lowering childhood obesity. Los Angeles based weight loss surgery center Dr. Feiz and Associates agrees that initiatives aimed at encouraging more nutritionally sound school lunches and increased fitness are extremely important for lowering the terrifying rates of childhood obesity. However, the center also notes such procedures as the gastric sleeve may be the only way to deal with severe obesity when it comes to individuals for whom preventive efforts have come too late.

Dr. Feiz and Associates agrees that prevention is always preferable to a safe but admittedly aggressive treatment such as a weight loss procedure. At the same time, the clinic adds, the emphasis on prevention and relatively small lifestyle changes such as the #Commit2Ten campaign, encouraging children and adults to add 10 minutes of daily activity to their daily routine, can create a false sense that severely overweight individuals can overcome their obesity simply by taking up a few modest lifestyle changes.

The struggles of a person trying to lose 10 or 20 pounds can be difficult enough, but should not be compared with the battle to lose as much as 100 pounds or more that many severely obese people must wage, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates. Specifically, bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has often discussed the importance of the hormonal aspects of obesity. Dr. Feiz often notes that ghrelin, a powerful hunger hormone, appears to be more present in the bodies of obese people, and its presence increases the more weight a patient loses. The doctor adds that procedures such as the sleeve gastrectomy, which significantly reduces the production of ghrelin by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach, make it far easier for severely obese people to unlearn the bad eating habits they learned in childhood.

People who may have only struggled with a few additional pounds often have a hard time understanding the nature of severe obesity, says Dr. Feiz and Associates. While efforts to encourage children and adults to trim unnecessary calories and exercise are important and extremely laudable, more proactive efforts are needed once preventive efforts have failed and severe obesity has set in, says the weight loss clinic.

Individuals who may be interested in learning more about weight loss surgery with Dr. Feiz & Associates may call 310-817-691. They can also visit the bariatric surgery center online at http://www.drfeiz.com.







Academy of Fencing Masters Offers a Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer: 5-Day Fencing Camps for Beginners Taught by World-Class Fencing Coaches


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

AFM is located in historical downtown Campbell, CA, close to Campbell Park. The club is holding three weeklong camps in July, starting on July 13. Campers will learn in a state-of-the-art fencing facility and from Olympic-level coaches, all within an encouraging and family-friendly environment. The camp also utilizes the nearby park by incorporating outdoor workouts and activities.

From AFM founder, Irina Chirashnya: “We strongly believe that competitive sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.”

AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes including World and Olympic Champions; they have coached athletes to win gold medals. The opportunity to learn from this world-class coaching team is just one of the many reasons for the camp’s track record of success.

AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season. By the end of 2014, these campers had earned medals at the regional level. It truly speaks to the success of the program that the graduates were standing on the winner’s podium less than six months after completing camp.

You can view AFM’s Yelp page, which includes reviews from previous campers: http://www.yelp.com/biz/academy-of-fencing-masters-campbell

The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills; fencing with electrical equipment; as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. After graduating, the fencer is eligible to attend any intermediate-level fencing camp to continue training.

Beginner camps start on July 13. Each weeklong camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Registration is open: http://academyoffencingmasters.com/camps/beginner-camps/.

About Academy of Fencing Masters:

Academy of Fencing Masters seeks to develop all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympic athletes, through elite coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community for both the fencer and the family. AFM prepares athletes for fencing and for life.







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Kids Fitness Camp

Fitness camp for children, designed for children who have completed their first to sixth grade. The program focuses on nutrition and physical activity choices and less weight management or development of a certain size or shape of the body. Kids Fitness Camp schedule, usually about 3 hours duration, and the child may attend 5 consecutive days. Most child fitness camp program includes a transition begins, a fitness problem with DVD-ROM drive, health activities, travel and small eats.

This is indeed a fact that children now play less and spend more time sitting in front of the TV or playing video games. This inaction is a result of advances in entertainment technology. Modern children surf the Internet, watch TV or play video games, and the people of our generation had no such points for entertainment. Lazy children can develop health problems at a later date and that, therefore, extremely important for children to attend a fitness camp.

Although the nature of the child to be active, run around and engage in fun, but now they may need motivation to do even these things. There are several machines in the fitness camps for children, and each machine is specially designed to help your child achieve a certain level of fitness quickly and safely. When using these machines, the child will never be challenged by the resistance of its current level of strength. Children’s fitness camp designed to build self-esteem of the child, the love of physical activity and skill games. Kids will enjoy access to training and guidance of experienced professional coaches, teachers and counselors.

As soon as the interest of your child wakes up, she will look forward to going to camp every year, and a wide variety of special camps, child fitness are today available. Naturally, parents want their children’s fitness camp experience, to be cheerful and purposeful, not only offering training and assistance in improving physical activity, but also opportunities for positive social interaction with other children. Kid fitness camp is becoming more popular than ever, as they offer children the opportunity to hone their skills in their favorite pastime.

It should be noted that almost all the camps fitness seriously addressing the problems of the children have the right products. The fitness camp kid, thoughtful plans the menu, along with physical exercise, helps to prevent weight gain among children. The organizers of the camp fitness know that in today’s society, priority should be given to the obesity of children and eating disorders. Experience the fitness camp can provide the structure and activities needed to sustain healthy children all year round.

Most of the camps to organize a children’s fitness to proceed to an hour of games and physical activities after the training process in the camp, gets more. Circle Chat; promote social interaction, invariably the last 30 minutes from the camp. Children may ask questions, share stories and thoughts about their experiences with exercise, nutrition and diet. In a nutshell, a fitness camp for children to become a place where physical activity and nutrition, as promoting a healthy, happy, pleasant and not a competitive environment.

Camp Kingsmont is a weight loss and fitness camp for teens combining diet, nutrition, fitness and fun.

Weight Loss Program for Kids from Kurbo Health Helps Local Teen Beat Childhood Obesity Odds


Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

Childhood obesity is an undeniable epidemic in the US today, with recent statistics showing at least one in three children in America are severely overweight or obese – and that number is rising. However, there’s at least one local Gainesville teen who is bucking these odds with the help of an innovative new weight loss program for kids called Kurbo.

Twelve-year-old Meg McDermott, who was afflicted by an intestinal illness last year that kept her from exercising and led to weight gain, has turned her health and body image around over the past year with use of the Kurbo app and digital coaching program. Not only did Meg reduce her BMI (body mass index) by more than seven percent, she has gained confidence and also inspired her mom, Carol, to get fit and lose weight herself.

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens designed specifically to help kids, teens and their parents learn to eat healthier and lose weight if needed. It’s based on Stanford University’s renowned pediatric weight control program, and follows the well-known “Traffic Light Diet” food classification system, which encourages users to consume fewer “red foods” (i.e., processed foods high in sugar and fat), more “greens” (most fruits and vegetables) and “yellows” (e.g., whole grain breads, dairy products, lean meats, etc.) in moderation. In addition, Kurbo users receive feedback and encouragement via text messages and weekly phone or video chats with a personal coach.

Within the Kurbo app itself, features include the food and exercise tracker, as well as fun games, budgeting tools, helpful videos, weekly challenges and progress screens. Users also receive virtual coaching (SMS text messages and notifications providing feedback and recommendations based on tracker entries), as well as personal coaching in the form of weekly phone calls or video chats with a live coach.

Kurbo Works: 90% Success Rate by Users

Meg McDermott is not the only child to find success using Kurbo. In fact, in the first pilot program for 65 children ages 8-17 years old who completed the Kurbo program between March and July 2014, users experienced a significant reduction (0.26) in their body mass index by (BMI). Of this group, 90% of the children either maintained or reduced their weight, and of those who reduced their weight, 58% reduced their BMI by over 3% and 20% of these reduced their BMI by over 7%.

In addition to weight loss and BMI reduction, at the end of the Kurbo program, kids reported higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, improved feelings of self-control, more physically active lifestyle, and reduced conflict between kids and parents over food and exercise. (For more on Kurbo’s outcomes, visit https://kurbo.com/science.php).

About Kurbo

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens. Based on Stanford University’s renowned and research-based Pediatric Weight Control Program, Kurbo is the only system combining personalized coaching and expert advice with mobile apps for food and activity tracking to promote healthier eating and exercise habits for children and their families. Kurbo Health is part of Rock Health, a full-service seed fund for digital health startups. The company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. For more information, please visit http://www.kurbo.com.







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MMI Launches Aquatic Exercise Classes at Frederick Kids First Swim School


Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) January 24, 2015

The Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute (MMI), local experts for things related to muscle, bone and joint care, has a unique way to help succeed with New Year’s resolution to get into shape in 2015.

In conjunction with the Kids First Swim School located in the FSK Mall, MMI now offers Aquatic Exercise Classes. This marks the first endeavor of its kind for the orthopaedic practice as it joins forces with a local sport facility to offer a fast growing and popular exercise option to residents of the Frederick area.

All exercise has a range of health benefits, but water-based work-outs can be a fun way to bring variety into exercise routine while taking full advantage of the benefits that the buoyancy of exercising in water provides. MMI’s Aquatic Exercise Classes build cardiovascular fitness and strength. Just like swimming, water exercise classes are easy on joints, yet challenging enough to help reach new levels of fitness.

Instructor, Jennilee Ambush, Occupational Therapist with MMI, teaches the classes Monday and Wednesday mornings. The 10:00 AM class Low-Impact Water Exercise is designed for those with limited mobility or injuries, while the 11:00 AM Cardio Fitness class is designed for those looking for a low impact, high cardio exercise option. When asked, Ambush said “Because of their low-impact format, our Aquatic Exercise Classes are ideal for those who have pain when doing most land based exercise such as people suffering from low back pain, arthritis, or injuries to the lower extremities. It’s also beneficial for those preparing for, or recovering from hip, knee, or back surgery. Without the limitations of gravity, the water helps you to become stronger, reduce pain, and provides the ability to do more in the pool than on land, resulting in a faster recovery.”

The association for the two organizations began in 2014 with the launch of an Aquatic Therapy Program for patients at MMI. Ambush works with many developmentally delayed children and found that the benefits of therapy in a warm water pool allowed for increased participation, range of motion, strength, endurance, and balance. The idea to expand to exercise classes for the general public seemed to be the next logical step for the energetic Ambush who is a former swimmer and lifeguard. Ali Fox, manager of the Frederick location noted that “Kids First Swim Schools offer these classes at most of their locations but they are operated by staff of the swim school. The opportunity to have an occupational therapist like Jennilee managing and teaching the classes is a real bonus for our Frederick patrons.”

The Aquatic Exercise Association reports that one can expect to burn 400 to 500 calories per hour when exercising in the water. Additionally, water offers 12 times the resistance of air, which helps to improve muscle strength. Ambush utilizes simple devices such as hand-held paddles, foam noodles and kickboards in the classes to add further resistance increasing the intensity of the aquatic workout.

The Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute offers a full range of services for muscle, bone and joint problems and is ocated at 86 Thomas Johnson Court in Frederick, Maryland as well as 1829 Howell Road in Hagerstown, MD and 3280 Urbana Pike in Ijamsville, MD. Contact Barbara Hiller at 301-694-8311 x1178 for further information. Visit us online at mmidocs.com.







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Kids Fitness

Gymfinity has a kids fitness program that is designed to appeal to ALL children. Its called Motion Evolution. Our program offers exercises for children in a group (or individually) that provide an increase in strength, flexibility, coordination and cardio-vascular fitness. It enhances their social skills as well as boosts their cognitive skills. But most of all, its great fun.
The easiest way to get anyone to work is to make their work more fun. Routinely at home we play Pick Up Clean Up to tidy up the house and the kids dont mind working a bit because they dont know its work. That same concept applies to the subway stairs in the video. How do we get people to make a better choice on something so mundane as climbing stairs? Make the stairs fun. How do we get kids to exercise and want to do it more? We do the same thing, make it fun.
In one of the Motion Evolution classes a Gymfinity coach/trainer Sateash had the kids playing a game. They had to move a mountain of foam blocks from one side of the floor to the other and overcome a few obstacles along the way: go under a low bridge, jump over a hoop, swing on a bar (holding their block in their feet) and when they finally got across, they had to use the block to build a castle. Every kid in the class worked together and the pace was, of course, as fast as you can go. Thats the game, but what was the benefit? With a fast pace, the kids were running (Cardio), going under the bridge meant crawling with the block between the knees, in push up position. In actuality they were doing a modified push up. Then to jump across the hoop they were really doing a long jump. Squeezing the block while swinging is a leg isometric exercise and swinging itself is an arm and shoulder strength skill. Building the castle required teamwork and communication skills as well as having to think about the structural stability of their castle. (Not to mention the ab workout from laughing so much). Whens the last time you got that much out of your workout?
Motion Evolution classes also build upon the childs physical literacy. As we need to comprehend numbers, letters and notes to be able to do math, read and write and play music, a child needs to practice simple movement patterns that become skills later in development. A swinging elephant nose to a small child can develop into a tennis forehand, a golf swing or a baseball pitch. Gymfinitys Motion Evolution takes that concept to levels appropriate to every child. Again learning by doing fun things makes the learning easier and lets a child own the lessons and recall the movement patterns without flaw.
Sadly at this time in our society we have a vast division between kids that move and kids that dont. The former are challenged at their own level and they most often develop into healthy and happy children and adults who enjoy sports and love the feeling of being fit. The latter are often kept away from being active because they see the division gap as so daunting that they are afraid to even approach a gym. Gymfinity, and gyms like it, have a stigma attached that this is a place for the first group of kids but not the second. With Motion Evolution that restriction, or the perception of it, is removed. Children are NEVER compared to each other and NEVER compared to a national standard. Theyll only be compared to themselves. Pre tests, post tests, and challenge days give children the feedback of their progress and help to set goals for their future. The direction is set by the child in conjunction with Sateash as a personal trainer. This program can mean the world to a child. It makes them feel good about themselves and gets them active and healthy. What more could we want for children?
For more information go to www.gymfinity.com.

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