A Month of Recognition and the Tools to Take Action

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month As designated by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month, dedicated to educating children and their families on how to prevent childhood obesity .  Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity. In central Indiana, those numbers are worse. Jump IN for Healthy Kids is…

A group of happy children

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In Praise of STARTING!

Finishing gets a lot of attention, but there is no finish line without a starting one first. Let’s talk about starting healthy habits. Too often, when people think about making healthy changes to their lifestyle they imagine their health goal – that’s where they want to get. Sometimes that can feel overwhelming, especially if the…

Illness-wellness continuum

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How much physical activity do children need?

Let’s take a look at the two primary kinds of physical activity and help you think about how much your kids are getting. Today we continue our series on the many contributing factors to childhood overweight and obesity by looking at the role physical activity plays. This monthly series will continue throughout 2022 while we…

Kids jumping rope in PE

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Reducing Screen Time to Impact Weight

Why is obesity a problem for so many children? A Closer Look: Screen Time Today we continue our series on the many contributing factors to childhood overweight and obesity by looking at the role screen time plays. This monthly series will continue throughout 2022 while we shine a light on the impact different behaviors make…

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Overcoming your physical activity rut

Today’s blog is written by Jump IN volunteer and guest blogger, Madison Crisler. Madison is currently a Senior at IUPUI studying Fitness Management and Personal Training. She has been coaching small group fitness classes as well as 1 on 1 training people for almost 4 years now and is helping us to help you all…

Children running across a big lawn

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