physical activity

New Technology on the rise to help fight Obesity

A recent article in the BBC is just the beginning in the race for technology to aid in the health and well being of the human race.  The fear of obesity and being overweight is something that we all take seriously especially when it comes to our youth.  It is not always a choice, as we have seen at weight loss camps. However, there are always new ways to aid in the fight against obesity.  There is now a range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks.  The European Union is going to fund a new project called Splendid, it aims to persuade youngsters to adopt healthier year round lifestyles and be more aware of their eating and exercise habits.

Obesity causes an estimated 2.8 million deaths among adults around the world every year. “The idea is that we try to investigate ways to prevent obesity and eating disorders,” said Prof Anastasios Delopoulos, the project co-coordinator who works for the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. This system will be tested on approximately 200 secondary school students in Sweden […]

By |December 12th, 2013|


Camp Shane is a proud partner and member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), an organization flipping the Ides of March into a moment of excitement for tens of thousands of schools nationwide this month. We’ve helped support their efforts to battle childhood obesity and you can too! Now until March 15th simply enter your favorite local elementary school into their “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes.” Two schools will win $30,000 plus a new playground.

5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy New Year by HWCF

Camp Shane is Happy to post the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s February Update 5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy New Year Beginning a new year with a long list of resolutions can be a good exercise in trying to capture everything about your life you want to improve. However, tackling more than 3-5 goals at a time can be daunting. A short list of positive, actionable goals will show results in the short term, boosting your confidence for a longer lasting impact throughout 2013.

By |February 11th, 2013|


Camp Shane in conjunction with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation wants you to enjoy the holiday goodies while maintaining your weight goals. The holiday season brings plenty of parties, family gatherings, and delicious food.  For some, events like these bring anxiety about weight.  The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, of which we are a member, emphasizes the importance of “energy balance” – balancing the calories you take in through food with those you burn through exercise.  Try and set a goal this month to maintain this kind of balance.  After dessert, take a walk around the neighborhood with your kids, or go ice skating or sledding.  Winter activities provide great opportunities for exercise!

Along with food and festivities, December is also a great time to start thinking about the year ahead – what you’d like to change, how you can contribute to your community, and new goals to set for the months to come.  In terms of energy balance goals, maybe you want to run a 5K or try a new recipe once a week.  Through HWCF’s Together Counts ™ campaign, you can find a variety of tools that can help […]

By |December 4th, 2012|

Top Ten Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Your Kids

Physical activity is such an important part of your kid’s fitness plan after returning home from his or her weight loss camp and it is important to stay on track in the new year. In this day and age, it is much harder to stay physically active for weight loss. Children want to be entertained by electronics such as television, computers, video games, iPods, and cell phones. The key is to reduce screen time and make physical activity fun and lead by example by participating in physical activity with them. Here are a few ideas to get moving!

  1. Visit the playground often

  2. Walk to places with your child instead of driving
  3. Take your child to the swimming pool or beach
  4. Kick around a soccer ball or shoot some hoops
  5. Get a bicycle and go on rides together
  6. Encourage games and sports with other kids
  7. Make physical activity imaginative- hop like a bunny or jump like a frog
  8. Run races together
  9. Build an obstacle course and encourage your child to use it
  10. Let your child do household chores that keep them active- like vacuuming or mowing the lawn

Of course, you may have to get a little creative during the winter when […]

By |January 26th, 2012|
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