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Experts target obesity, diet, exercise to combat high cholesterol in youth

With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life by recommending parents take their children for early testing and work to increase activity while reducing screen time.... Read more»

With PE an elective, schools finding new ways to keep kids active

PE isn’t a required course at Payne Junior High, part of the Chandler Unified School District, and Arizona state law doesn’t require students at this grade level to take it. But for the roughly 700 students who take it as an elective here, it’s an intense workout. Each class is an hour and 12 minutes, two to three times a week. There is no sitting down in class; it’s constant movement.... Read more»

Humble: Policies, not brochures, key to solving obesity epidemic

Combating a national obesity epidemic 20 years in the making requires more than just passing out brochures, Arizona’s top health official said Wednesday. ... Read more»

Stroll in fresh air at Cyclovia Tucson

Take an umbrella with you if you're planning to hit the third annual Cyclovia Tucson this weekend. Cars will be banished from five miles of downtown streets; instead, walkers, bikers, skateboarders and others will be free to loop around the area.... Read more»

New rules promote exercise, nutrition at child care centers

Provisions encouraging at least an hour of physical activity per day are part of a revamped set of state rules for child care centers that aim to promote health and fitness.... Read more»

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa inmates pedal to power TVs

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a plan to save electricity and get inmates in shape - "pedal vision."... Read more»

Childhood obesity

Tucson doctors, teachers, parents fight childhood obesity

In January 2000, 11 percent of all children were overweight or obese. Today, it's 33 percent... Read more»