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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
 
Beyond Fitness Training Co
(919) 403-5600
3900 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC
 
Rapid Results Fitness
(919) 794-5045
4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC

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Empower Personal Training
(919) 794-5326
3211 Shannon Rd Suite 105
Durham, NC

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Duke Health & Fitness Center
(919) 660-6660
3475 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
 
Hall Of Fitness
(919) 477-6546
3823 Guess Rd
Durham, NC
 
Curves
(919) 489-6200
4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC
 
Rapid Results Fitness
(919) 403-8651
4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Suite 10
Durham, NC
 
The Little Gym of Durham-Chapel Hill
(919) 403-5437
2501 University Dr # 8
Durham, NC
 
Club For Women Only Fitness
(919) 309-2950
3438 Hillsborough Rd
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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