Overweight Kids; Hi Tech Shirts

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These days, more parents are finding it tougher to realize that their child is overweight or obese.

A national health survey asked parents if their children were overweight, underweight or just about the right weight.  Only 44% got it right, which is seven percent fewer than a decade ago.

The study's authors said that, with more kids becoming overweight, it's becoming harder to remember what healthy weights look like.

   http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-childhood-obesity-parents-clueless-20140825-story.html  & http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/08/25/todays-parents-less-able-to-spot-obesity-in-their-kids-study 


If you're not a fan of fitness band, then soon you can try a whole new kind of fitness tech on for size.

Ralph Lauren has developed a "smart" polo shirt, with knitted-in sensors that can detect heartbeat, respiration rates, stress levels and energy outputs, and then transmit them to a smartphone.

Ralph Lauren said the shirt will be in available to buy early next year.


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