Tag Archives: obesity

Do you know all the risks of obesity?

In a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most Americans fail to recognize that the risks of obesity go beyond heart disease and diabetes. According to the poll, only 7 percent of the people surveyed knew that there was a link between obesity and certain forms of cancer, such […]

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation inside the body is the root of many deadly chronic diseases. You have the power to fight inflammation and reduce the risk of disease. Several factors can contribute to internal inflammation, including and especially excess pounds. Make plans to maintain a healthy weight and eat a diet that keeps inflammation down. Check out these […]

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Effects of Alcohol Include Weight Gain

Alcoholic Beverages Equal Soda as Contributor to Obesity You may not drink much soda, but when you stare at the red number glaring up at you from the silver scale in your bathroom, you know something is causing those excess pounds to hang around. While it is the season to drink and be merry, you […]

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Overturning the Diabetes Crisis

Diabetes is affecting the worldwide population at record levels. More than 371 million people are living with the disease and at least 50 percent of those afflicted are not even aware they have it. Diabetes is classically viewed as a problem exclusive to western cultures, notorious for a lifestyle of sloth and gluttony, but the […]

More Reasons to Curb your Sugar Habit

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Healthy Habits

A new study out of Canada has revealed groundbreaking results: more time in front of the TV is linked to larger waists and weaker legs in young children. Although previous studies have made the correlation among TV time, obesity and other adverse health effects, no study has made the connection between specific aspects of physical […]

Scientifically-Proven Effective, Simple Weight-Loss Strategies

Scientific research has been hot on the trail with the release of evidence that certain behaviors will ensure you achieve a slimmer waistline.  On Friday, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published the results of a one-year study seeking to determine what habits consistently lead to the largest weight loss results. This […]

USPSTF Orders Docs to Screen for Obesity

If you have ever wondered why you don’t know your BMI or even what BMI means, it may be because many doctors do not include an assessment of BMI in their consultations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued guidelines to practitioners to begin informing patients of their BMI and discussing the risks of […]

Wellness in the Workplace

Many companies are fighting the obesity epidemic by implementing creative tactics to keep people moving throughout the workday. Research from Harvard University has shown that workplace wellness programs can cut absenteeism, reduce medical costs, increase productivity and keep turnover rates low. At American Traffic Solutions in Tempe, Arizona, employees created an “indoor track” – a […]

Banishing sugar: Are alternative sweeteners a safe replacement?

With all the fervor over sugar – is it toxic? Should sugary sodas be banned? Many more people are turning to alternative sweeteners to pacify their cravings, but this switch is not without worry. Pink, blue, yellow and, now, green – regardless of which packet you pluck from the ceramic box on every restaurant table […]