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Youth Fitness Programs Durham NC

See below to find youth fitness programs in Durham, NC that give access to youth health assessments, motor skill assessments, child obesity prevention, sport performance training, youth weight management, and preschool fitness, as well as advice and content on youth physical development.

Hall of Fitness
(919) 477-6546
3823 Guess Road # G
Durham, NC
Curves Durham NC - South
4711 Hope Valley Road, Ste. 4B
Durham, NC
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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(919) 489-6800
1829 Martin Luther King Pkwy
Durham, NC
Club For Women Only Fitness
(919) 309-2950
3438 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC
Curves Durham
4711 Hope Valley Road
Durham, NC
The Little Gym of Durham-Chapel Hill
(919) 403-5437
2501 University Dr # 8
Durham, NC
Curves Durham
1829 Martin Lurther King Jr. Pkwy.
Durham, NC
Capital Fitness
(919) 309-4847
3419 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC
Rapid Results Fitness
(919) 794-5045
4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC

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Spa Health Club
3419 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC
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Living in Supportive Communities Can Help Teens Hurdle Smoking and Obesity

February 10, 2011

Living in Supportive Communities Can Help Teens Hurdle Smoking and Obesity

When impoverished kids have strong social networks, they’re better equipped to avoid smoking and obesity, according to research findings published in the journal Psychological Science and reported by the study’s sponsor, Cornell University .

For the eight-year study, researchers recruited 326 children, age 9, from rural upstate New York. About half of the children lived in poverty; the others came from middle-income families. Throughout the study, researchers periodically visited the kids to measure their health and exposure to risk factors. At age 17, study participants and mothers completed surveys about their communities’ cohesiveness and the amount of social control they felt they had. (Teens also completed behavioral surveys about their smoking habits, and scientists recorded kids’ height and weight.)

Researchers found that youths from low-income backgrounds smoked more and had a worse height-to-weight ratio (body mass index, or BMI) than kids from affluent neighborhoods; however, the low-income youths who came from connected communities fared better in terms of smoking and BMI.

“You may be able to loosen those connections between early childhood poverty and negative health outcomes if you live in a community with good social resources,” said lead researcher Gary W. Evans, PhD, professor of design and environmental analy...

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