World Obesity Day Is Today

A day to recognize the impact of obesity worldwide and to learn ways to work together to help people live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Today, March 4th, is designated World Obesity Day by the World Obesity Federation. The mission of World Obesity Day is to increase awareness, decrease stigma, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and…

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Why Is Obesity a Problem for So Many Children?

The answer is more complicated than it might seem. We at Jump IN are excited to launch a new blog series that will take a closer look at the many factors contributing to childhood overweight an obesity. Over the next year, we will periodically explore each of the factors in more detail to help shed…

The difference in portion sizes between 1950 and today

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What is Kinesiology?

And what does it have to do with being healthy? Hello! My name is Madison Crisler, and I am a contributing writer to Jump IN’s blog. I’m here to talk to you about kinesiology. I have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, and I am currently studying to receive my masters in kinesiology as well. You…

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The Built Environment, Infrastructure, and Health by Design

What is the Built Environment? Built environment is the term for our surroundings that are built, or created for society and our livelihoods. The built environment can have significant health impacts. and government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider the health impacts of the…

Woman riding bicycle in bike lane

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