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[] Child Obesity - You Control What Your Child Eats

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Remember that you control 72% of what and how much your children eat on a daily
basis, and you can also ask them to exercise with a supervisor or guardian for
extended time periods each day. It just needs thought and planning.Child obesity
can be officially diagnosed by a doctor using infant growth charts, or, for a
teenager, the body mass index. The growth chart is a tool that compares your
child's weight, for his/her height and age, with infants across the world.
According to doctors, chubbiness is normal in babies, and your child should look
noticeably fat for you to be concerned.But you can do some of the work yourself.
It's easy to calculate your infant's growth chart percentile ratings online with
online helpful calculators. They are free and do not require a doctors visit.
It's a parental duty to halt the onset of child obesity because it's been linked
to lipid problems, gallstones, diabetes, liver problems, hypertension, heart
disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, osteoporosis, trouble
sleeping, and menstrual problems.Treatments for child obesity include
eliminating or minimizing sweet drinks and substituting with water, developing a
social support network that centers on entire family, and working up to 40-60
minutes of day of physical exercise. That is the duration that the U.S. surgeon
general recommends. However, the sodas should be replaced with homemade,
organic fruit and berry smoothies that the child eats like a soup.This will give
him or her fiber and energy in a more sustained, balanced way. Try to integrate
a lot of complex carbs like squash, sweet potatoes, buttered rice, coconut
fiber, and blended nuts, seeds, and grains in baked goods and "milks". There
are cookbooks available that encourage the use of such foods to promote
homeostasis in the body. Fortunately, these foods are easily prepared, extra
cheap, and super nutritious.Every positive action - such as meeting exercise
goals ? deserves a reward. Thus reward with special, nutritious pastries or
pies. Look through several books as they can provide many such recipes without
any sugar and minimal empty calories. Obesity can be overcome, especially early
on, with parents' support and research!!Eric Hartwell oversees "The World's Best
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first thing that strikes you when you visit Korea is the level of broadband
usage. It is truly a wired society, or more Wi-Fi. The average Korean has more
bandwidth, is online longer, and is quite efficient at extracting information
out of the web. You would assume that their tool of choice would be Google. You
would be wrong! Quick overview of US Search Engine Market: To Search Engine
Marketers operating in North America and UK, the process of finding information
is relatively straightforward. Go to Google or Yahoo, type in a query, look at
the results. There is a choice between "organic" and "sponsored" listings( yahoo
paid inclusion not withstanding), and most people pick one of the top few. Eons
ago, web designers in US wanted to show off their skills and had graphic heavy
sites. Unfortunately for them, their bosses who were more interested in using
the website as a sales tool, soon found that the fancy graphic sites took so
long to load up on Jane's dialup connection that she just went to the competitor
to buy that widget. The content sites, who wanted to maximize their CPM revenues
also wanted fast loading pages. Fast load, more page views, more money.
"Substance" reigned supreme over "style". "Minimalism" was the order of the day,
and given the deep emotional scars people carry from the dial up days, to a
large extent it still is an issue. It worked off to Google's advantage--it is
vastly easier for Google to evaluate the text and tags of a page for relevance
to a query than to see if that cute flash is providing value to the user. Korea
is different: You just have to see the Korean mobile games to see what I am
talking about--Craigslist is "out", Hello Kitty is "in". The average Korean user
is a little like a power gamer in the US. Bring on the bandwidth! Net Caf? is a
booming business, and well, we all heard the story of a Korean gamer who dropped
dead after playing 50 straight hours of online games
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4137782.stm ). Heart failure, stemming
from exhaustion, was the official cause for this 28 year old. Here in the US, we
tend to think of glitz, flash and overdose of pictorial icons on a website as a
glorified neon billboard. Superficial, been there, done that, not worth the
bandwidth. We also use an alphabet to form words and to communicate and get
information--the pictures and the "rich interface" is distracting for us. The
Asian culture, on the other hand has traditionally used "characters" or
pictorial representation of whole words to communicate. As a result, a text only
representation seems inadequate and therefore a sign of lack of technological
prowess. I had a hard time convincing some of my Korean counterparts that Google
is actually very popular despite it's simplistic look. The one fact that helped
my case was the stock price of Google and it's market capitalization--120
Billion dollar is well, 120 Trillion Korean "Won". Unarguable! The Korean Search
Engine Market is dominated by naver.com. Much more so, than even Google
dominates the US. To understand why naver is so successful, let's go into the
details of how things work in Korea and how things differ from the US market.
When we are looking up something that interests us, we "google" it. "Googling" ,
a recently coined verb, basically means feeding some keywords in a omniscient
benevolent search engine to get some results. Higher ranking usually means
relevance to the query and therefore exposure. In Korea, things work in the way
Ask Jeeves wanted to work, but never managed to hack it. And they work well. Why
is Korea a "winner take most" search engine market: The best way to describe
Korean Search Engine users is "trolling FAQ's". The portals have a knowledge
base, organized by questions. Wikipedia, DMOZ, Usenet and Google Answers, while
great projects, pale in comparison to the "knowledge iN" of Naver. The system
revolves around asking the portal a question, and there is a high likelihood of
a lot of answers to that questions by people who cared to write on the subject.
The user gets a ranked list of answers and can either choose to read the
answers, or a list of similar questions. She navigates through the questions and
answers allowing her to refine her search efficiently. Naver has the most
extensive database of questions, and therefore, it is logical for people to use
it to get their answers. To get the most exposure, people tend to contribute
there the most. Network Effect--giving naver a 75% share of the "question
answer" market. Downtown Seoul is a small place: One would think that people who
want to promote their products, thoughts would swamp the system with SPAM
answers. Fortunately, they have some in built safeguards. All users must be
registered to provide answers and their answers are rated by the community. The
best answers rise to the top, and for widely asked questions it's a more
reliable way to rank than the "back rub" Google algorithm. Furthermore, the
person who is rated high on a few answers gets a higher "rap rating". This is a
very important point in the Korean culture. People want to be seen as ethical,
wise and helpful. No one wants to be caught dead, seen as a spammer, self
promoter etc. since everyone knows everyone else. The "reputation" and
"prestige" is important, as it is in any "web community" including (say) Usenet.
Usenet, it takes a while to gain reputation in a certain group. The Naver
ranking software allows faster and more permanent feedback on the ranking of the
person. Problems of Naver's model--Monetization and homogeneity: If you are
looking for "organic" listings on naver, you would be shocked. Hard to find,
since there are so many "sponsored" links. The sponsored listings often blanket
true results which in my opinion takes something away from the value of the
portal. Furthermore, Korea is much smaller than the English speaking base of
Google and has a much more homogeneous culture. The cacophony and diversity of
opinion in Google's index is sometimes missing from Naver's iN. These facts lead
us to believe that Google may manage to rise from it's anemic 10% market share
eventually. Sofizar will be working in partnership with M2Soft, in order to
provide US companies a presence in Korea. Furthermore, M2Soft will be working
with Sofizar to provide Korean companies a search engine presence in North
America and UK. For more information about Search Engine Marketing in Korea
visit: http://sofizar.net/search-engine-marketing-korea.php About the Author Ron
Arthur is a Search Engine Marketer working for Carlsbad, CA based web-metrics
company Sofizar. He is a member of the team developing a click fraud detection
software, ZarTective. While not writing expose's on the darker side of the web,
he plays with his cat "Mano" and watches "Rocky Horror Picture Show" for the
17th time. Or maybe 117th.

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