NPR, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, conducted a survey of parents to learn about children’s eating and exercise patterns between 3 p.m. and bedtime. “Compared to the school day, this may be a time when parents and other adults in the household have more influence over what their children eat and do, but it is also a busy time when many are racing home from work, arranging for their children’s extracurricular activities, trying to monitor homework, and getting ready for the next day,” the NPR report states.
The findings offer an interesting take on what may – and may not -- be going on. For instance, there seems to be a disconnect between parents’ views and the reality of their children’s situation. While 81 percent of adults in a Gallup Poll said think obesity is a serious problem for society, only 20 percent of the parents who responded to the NPR poll said they were concerned t...
Often, people receive a diagnosis of anxiety by accident. They seek medical help for one of the many physical symptoms associated with anxiety and when medical tests fail to find a physical cause for the problem, anxiety is considered. While I always suggest when you are having discomfort or pain you see the help of your doctor, you should also be aware of what physical symptoms are often attributed to anxiety. Heart Palpitations Heart palpitations are being aware of your own heartbeat. It usually involves pounding or irregular heartbeats. These can be felt in your chest, your throat or your neck. Palpitations can be accompanied by a feeling of fright. They are often caused by strenuous exercise, stress or high emotions. Although palpitations are rarely serious, you should be checked by a doctor to make sure there are no physical illnesses causing them. Trembling or Shaking There are some physical illnesses that can cause trembling or shaking, the most well-known is Parkinson's Disease b...
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