While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.
These findings highlight an important and previously unreported link between early misfortune, unhealthy living and serious health risks in early adulthood. It's not to suggest that this is the only mechanism at work, but these hopeful findings identify actual behavioral targets.
Urbanization is happening rapidly. Globally today, for the first time ever, more people live in cities than anywhere else.
Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.
One day, Charley Joe had a new wacky idea. Business was a little rough, but he was full of creative ideas. He decided that on "Fat Tuesday" he would offer a free piece of fudge to anyone over 300 pounds. He said this on his Facebook page where all 400 fans rejoiced his idea. Everyone, but one fan liked the idea...
If exercise as medicine is to overcome cultural challenges and prosper, a large emphasis must also be placed on the process of behavior change. This requires health care systems to go far beyond just telling patients to exercise.