Friday, September 5, 2008

The hypo.....what?

Health Tip of the Day
"Getting Fit. . . One Step at a Time"

Physical activity is believed to influence the hypothalamus. This part of the brain helps regulate body weight. Exercise has been shown to lower the body's set point weight, which helps keep the body from fighting to return to its original weight.

Helping your children increase their activity level will help them maintain a normal weight. Be sure to include cross lateral activities to help build the dendrites in the brain (cross lateral activities include walking and running).

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