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The Dangerous Myth of 'Fat but Fit'

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, in rare circumstances we can point to a few obese individuals who do not appear to be at increased risk for heart disease; few things are absolute with biology. But that should offer no consolation to Gov. Christie or anyone else carrying excess weight.

No Free Pass For Seniors When It Comes To This

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

Now that you're getting older, you no longer have to worry about cutting back on saturated fat or making sure you consume five to nine servings of veg...

Teen Musician With Cancer's Incredible Accomplishment (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen

When 17-year-old Zach Sobiech -- a high school student diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer -- wrote a song to say good-bye to his friends and fam...

When to Lie About Your Weight

Barbara Dehn | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Dehn

When you should be honest about your weight? When lives are on the line: Yes, when you're bungee jumping and skydiving.

The Big Oversight in Our Obesity Conversation

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

My biggest concern is that solely focusing on weight impedes the health movement's progress. Such a clinical and quantitative frame gives very little thought to -- and leaves no room for a conversation about -- socio-political and environmental factors that pose a threat to our health.

Fat, Fear, and the Truly Absurd: The Perils of Ping-Pong Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At the population level, epidemic obesity is incontrovertibly established as a clear and all-but-omnipresent danger. It is absurd to suggest otherwise. And it's those who do so -- who play ping-pong with science -- who frighten the hell out of me.

Want to Lose Weight? Measure Your Height!

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Nowadays, simply knowing how much you weigh isn't enough information to be as healthy as you can be. You need to know your height, since the relationship of weight to height is critically important in determining your overall health.

My Husband Looks Buff and It's Really Ticking Me Off

Wendy Widom | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Wendy Widom

As hubby's BMI plummets, the feeling that I'm failing grows and grows, as does my desire for a big, decadent piece of thick, gooey, molten chocolate lava cake with coffee ice cream on top and then maybe some creamy fettuccini alfredo for dessert. Man, I'm getting hungry.

'Seventeen's' BMI Calculator Is Really (Really) Not OK

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.06.2012 | Women

A BMI calculator on a website for teen girls? Seventeen apparently thought it was a good idea. The magazine for adolescent girls featured a calculator...

Belly Fat Vs. BMI: Which One Has The Biggest Impact On Breast Cancer Survival?

Posted 10.31.2012 | Black Voices

While breast cancer risk factors like genetic predisposition and excess weight have been studied at length, researchers are gathering new evidence on ...

Catherine Pearson

Better Than BMI? Study Promotes Alternate Measure | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living

For all we know about the complex relationship between obesity and health, experts still face a fundamental problem: The tools used to measure body fa...

New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Are You Healthy....Really?

Erica Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | Fifty

The majority of us have developed a love/hate relationship with our scales. Whether traditional or digital, they all seem to deliver rather disappoint...

How To Calculate Your Healthy Weight

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Truth of the matter is that if you exercise and eat right, the weight will come off. Take a healthy pause, focus your energies on your health and well-being, and your weight will balance out to a nice healthy place.

Open Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama

Darryl Roberts | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Darryl Roberts

If we could institutionalize your great message of exercise and eating a balanced meal, instead of dieting and focusing on losing weight, millions of people would be empowered to become healthy in a realistic way.

How Restaurants Can Go Broke By Playing Music

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

There's a lot of overlap between restaurant lovers and music lovers, so it's not hard to imagine that, if you open a restaurant, you have a favorite b...

Weight Watchers Works: Study

Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices

Jennifer Hudson had her share of skeptics when she shed 80 pounds and came out as the spokesperson for Weight Watchers. But a new study on the efficac...

Drunk Airplane Passenger Performs In-Flight Erotic Dance

Posted 10.27.2011 | Travel

A London-bound bmi flight was forced to return to Moscow Friday after a female passenger started performing a provocative one-woman show. Fifteen ...

David Foster a BMI Icon

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The BMI Pop Music Awards, while star studded, may not be handing out awards to household names unless you're one of the people that hit the "Get Info" button on the track or are an aspiring singer/songwriter.

More Schools Including Weight, BMI On Report Cards

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

Forget the familiar A, B and C on your child's report card -- the new letters to look out for could be B, M and I. Sending students home with a "we...

Which Body Type Poses A Bigger Health Risk?

Reuters | By Kate Kelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New research is challenging previous medical notions that "apple-shaped" people with more fat around their waist are at higher risk of heart attacks...

'Anonymous' Attacks Songwriters

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Carnes

The hacker group known as 'Anonymous' launched a denial of service attack on the website of Broadcast Music Inc. It misconstrues the history and service to music culture that BMI has performed over the last 73 years.

Better Than BMI? Scientists Develop New Way To Measure Fat

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientists have developed a new way to measure whether a person is too fat without having people step on the scale. The new measure, called the...

Beauty and the (Media) Beast

Layla Revis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Layla Revis

The more we make excuses for 'aspirational' or artificial constructs of beauty, the more we will experience an unbalanced society wrought with neurotic, unsatisfied women.

Sundance Festival: The Marriage of Music and Film

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

I have always been a massive fan of film music. It is truly one of the greatest arts and the ultimate marriage of image and sound. So Sundance was like a wonderland for me.