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Healthy Weight

Can Your BMI Predict How Long You'll Live?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Body mass index (BMI) is a common measure of body fat, but new research shows that having a BMI in the "normal weight" range is not always the health...

7 Tips For Helping Women Maintain A Healthy Weight

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Once I actually learned how to eat well and exercise regularly so the weight would stay off, it was really easy to do so after my third son was born. As of today I've maintained a size four for nearly five years (I was formerly a 10/12) . So from one woman to another, I thought I'd share my best tips for how I maintain my weight.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life

Irene Ross | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

A few simple things will help you give you child a heads up for a happy, healthy and successful life -- and, remember, many of the community programs can be easily replicated in your own area.

What's Working to Reduce Obesity?

James R. Knickman | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
James R. Knickman

A recent study by Drexel University researchers looked at a range of these types of natural experiments being introduced to reduce obesity and assessed their effectiveness. The researchers found mixed results.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Running

Lauren Russo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Lauren Russo

As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.

The Benefits Of Eating Small, Frequent Meals

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Adults who had multiple small meals every day tended to eat better, and weight less, than those w...

7 Surprisingly Effective Ways To Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living

It doesn't matter if you're a half-marathon runner or a couch potato looking for a lifestyle change -- most of us have told ourselves something simila...

What Happens Next? When Your New Year's Diet Isn't Working

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The good news is that you can optimize your basic nature. In addition to genetics, certain attitudes and lifestyle behaviors also contribute to you finding and settling at your healthy weight.

How To Recognize The Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, much of that emphasis has focused on men's health, not women's.

How to Improve Your Cholesterol and Cut Your Risk for Heart Disease

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

In today's hectic, grab-and-go world, it can be difficult to resist fast foods and processed meals. But paying more attention to what we eat and taking time to prepare more nutritious foods can help improve our health, our hearts -- and our lives -- tremendously.

Did You Make a Super-Sized New Year's Resolution? Don't Ditch It; Downsize It

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Missy Chase Lapine

We won't go to go to the gym every day. Know why? Because we have a life -- and nothing is ever as straightforward as we'd like it to be. Kids get sick. Work gets nutty. Sneakers get forgotten. The key is to not let these temporary distractions derail us completely.

Is BMI Best? 8 Steps to Your Healthiest Weight

Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Katherine Tallmadge Published: 08/16/2013 11:41 AM EDT on LiveScience Katherine Tallmadge, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian, author of ...

My Definition Of Healthy Is Better Than Yours

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

For me, health means strength. Health means trying each day to treat my body well. That kind of health goes beyond just diet and exercise. It comes in a variety of sizes. And if you don't carry that size in your store, I'm happy to take my money elsewhere.

Do the Diabetes Math

Adam Bosworth | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Did my doctor prescribe and monitor this? He did not. They aren't paid to do this. And frankly, who wants their doctor nagging them? What drove me was wanting to be alive when I'm 90 -- to be healthy and to fit into my college jeans.

Sleep Less, Weigh More?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The challenge of maintaining a healthy weight is a daily endeavor, made up of many small choices that over time have a powerful cumulative effect. A routine of sufficient nightly sleep can aid in this, helping your body and mind work at their best every day for weight control and overall health.

What No One Ever Says About The Fat Lady

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

Reminding me I'm fat, shaming me, didn't scare me into thinness -- it locked me in a closet with my emotions and a secret stash of food.

'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...

How We Can End The Body Wars -- Once And For All

Cara Alwill Leyba | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Cara Alwill Leyba

Let's stop tearing each other down and instead, educate each other on how to treat our bodies and ourselves with the utmost compassion and respect.

Kick in the Tush Club: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

Janice Taylor | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Permanent weight loss is a holistic event. Permanent weight loss is a mind-changing, life-changing event. You can lose weight, but you will find it again and again until you are ready for permanent change.

How I Beat My Cookie Addiction

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Every year I used to lose the same 10 or 15 pounds every summer, only to gain them back by Thanksgiving. One year I wondered if it was the cookies. My husband said, "Duh." On a whim I made him a bet: I would only bake the cookies, not wear them on my hips.

Posting My Half-Naked Picture On The Internet: The Backstory

Stella Boonshoft | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Stella Boonshoft

I want to give these girls something I never knew, which was that your body does not define who you are as a person

Helping Your Child with Weight Problems

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Involving the whole family in making healthy food and lifestyle choices, instead of singling out the overweight child, can greatly increase the likelihood of success.

Healthy Lifestyle Primer For Dummies

Penny Love | Posted 06.09.2012 | Women
Penny Love

Should you get the flu vaccine? Maybe you've been called a Cougar and are pondering Botox (Kathie Lee's looks pretty good). How about the life-lengthening benefits of drinking wine?

Is There a Link Between Alcohol and Weight Loss?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I'll never forget when a friend of mine on Weight Watchers told me she was counting wine as her fruit points. "Wine is made of grapes," she said, trying to justify her decision, "So why not?"

Obesity: How We Got Here

Jeff Halevy | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

I find that amongst those who do not believe obesity is a serious health problem, there are a few common misunderstandings and errors in logic.