Alongside ecological destruction, obesity may be one of the canaries dying in the mine. Both urgently invite us to rethink our social trajectory.
From the CDC, the term obesity is a label for a range of weight that is greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The Worl...
The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.
Obesity presents yet another deadly risk. There's another reason to start working out and grabbing a salad instead of pizza for your next meal. You...
The idea that some foods may be addictive, or that some people may be "food addicts," has changed how we may begin to think about the obesity epidemic, but it also poses questions regarding whom this may affect.
In 2010, our fight to improve children's health surpassed a milestone with the passage of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFK) and the implementati...
When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?
Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.
The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them with donuts, Snackwells and soda.
We cannot allow this madness to progress further than it already has. Having a functional, fit body cannot become the 'privilege' of the upper classes, or of celebrities who can afford personal trainers and daily deliveries of perfectly balanced healthy food.
Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.
It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.
When it comes to eating healthy, the deck is rigged against us. If we are going to invest in a broad campaign telling people to "eat real food," we must also invest in a broad campaign to make eating real food an "easier" choice to make.
They tell us we need high-fiber whole grains to prevent cancer and heart disease with in-your-face marketing, quoting research from experiments they've funded.
America still has a major weight problem, and now, it turns out, there are different types of belly fat to worry about -- one of which you can't even see. The distinction is important.
Do states with higher Hispanic populations really have more Taco Bells?