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Forget What Recent Reports Say: Talk To Your Child About Weight

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Maryann Jacobsen

Lately, a string of news reports recommend what seems like straightforward advice: leave weight out of health-related conversations with your child. I...

Build Muscle Without Myth: 3 Body Building Beliefs To Avoid

Ben Greenfield | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Even after many years of scientific "debunking," many fitness myths have managed to float around gyms and health clubs - myths that hold you back when it comes to building muscle. So, in this episode, I'm going to unlock the top three muscle-building myths that you should avoid.

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 05.28.2016 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.

Does The Scale Matter? From Jenna Wolfe (VIDEO)

Posted 05.20.2014 | Home

Weekend Today Show News Anchor and Personal Trainer Jenna Wolfe had some refreshing and unconventional wisdom to share with us when it comes to that n...

More Than One Healthy Body: Former Pageant Queens Weigh In

Shannon Oliver Leyko | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style
Shannon Oliver Leyko

I may have been overjoyed with how amazing my body looked, but I never felt as though I was "living."

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

Getting Rid of That Pesky 'Last Five Pounds' -- and How to Deal With 'Problem Areas'

Amber Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amber Rogers

We all have that 'last' bit of stubborn fat that just won't respond to dieting. Almost daily I get a question along the lines of "Help! I don't need to lose any more weight, but I've got this (belly/thigh/butt/arm/back) fat that just won't budge!"

I Sing The Body Hypoxic

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John Berardi, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, you may never want to make your body bigger, smaller, and then bigger again. You may never want to hold your breath for 17 minutes. And you may never want to run through a forest fire.

Why Weigh?

Mirabai Holland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.

'Oh My God, Mommy, You Weigh A Lot!'

Carrie Goldman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

When I have moments of doubt, I remember the three little faces turned toward me as if I am their sun and I ask myself, "How will my words and my facial expressions affect them?"

Where Are You on the Global Fat Scale?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Ever wonder just how fat, or thin, you are compared to the rest of the world? Well now, thanks to research compiled by a global team of researchers f...

New Study Explains Why Doctor's May Be Apprehensive To Recommend Weight Loss And Exercise

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Physicians with a normal BMI were more likely to believe that they should serve as role models to their patients in regards to maintaining healthy weight-related behaviors and performing regular exercise.

The Gulf Between What You Weigh and What You Want To Weigh

Penny Love | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

If you have a GPS system in your car you know that in order to get anywhere, you have to program in your final destination. Any fitness regime worth it's weight in dumbbells needs to do the same.

How Personality Can Influence Your Weight

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

What's your personality? Are you self-disciplined and orderly, or are you more on the indulgent and impulsive side? Recent research from the National Institute of Health suggests that these personality traits could very well help determine your weight.

"Thin" Should Stop Meaning "Pretty"

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Fridkis

What happens when "thin" means "pretty" and you're no longer thin? What do people say, then? You know what's scary? They say, "You look so thin in that."

One Easy Mistake To Avoid When Counting Calories On Workout Machines

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

In order to make an accurate caloric assessment without forking over the extra dough for advanced equipment, you'll need to do the following.

"Fat Shots" Offer Quick Fix To Feeling Heavy

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CONTROVERSIAL new procedures in cosmetic medicine, like genital rejuvenation or buttock implant surgery, tend to take hold on the West or East Coasts ...