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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 […]

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Study Suggests Excess Pounds Decrease Risk of Death

Top news stories today discuss the results of a report, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, finding evidence that overweight to slightly obese individuals have a lower mortality risk than normal weight individuals. Opinions run high on the outcome of this research. Katherine M. Flegal, Ph.D. was the lead on the study, comparing […]

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Gallup Poll Reports ‘Ideal Weight’ in America is Expanding

The obesity epidemic is expected to reach new levels over the next eighteen years.  Currently, 36 percent of the U.S. population is obese, but if obesity continues to grow at the current rate, by 2030 half of all Americans will be obese. (Obese and overweight are determined by body mass index (BMI), a ratio calculated based […]

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Gallup Poll Reports 'Ideal Weight' in America is Expanding

The obesity epidemic is expected to reach new levels over the next eighteen years.  Currently, 36 percent of the U.S. population is obese, but if obesity continues to grow at the current rate, by 2030 half of all Americans will be obese. (Obese and overweight are determined by body mass index (BMI), a ratio calculated based […]

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 […]

New Study Determines Healthiest, Most Effective Diet Plan

Forget the cabbage soup diet, the blood-type diet, the hormone diet and every other fad diet that may hit bookshelves at the start of each New Year. The diet that delivers optimal results – better health and lasting weight management – already exists. On Tuesday, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results […]

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 […]

It’s All in How You Say It

Last month, a study determined that the simplest advice is the most effective for motivating people to make lifestyle changes, but the verbiage matters much. Researchers broke 204 participants into 4 groups, giving each group a different set of instructions for improving their health. Each group was given very basic directions, “exercise more and eat […]