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From Their Health to Their Pocketbooks, Women's Weight Looms Large

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bobbie Brinegar

Study after study confirms it: America is facing a serious adult obesity epidemic. The latest report from JAMA Internal Medicine found that 75 perc...

Obese People May Have A Superior Sense Of Smell

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: July 07, 2015 05:35pm ET on LiveScience. People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly bake...

3 Very Good Reasons to Procrastinate This Summer

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 07.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dorothy Breininger

Summer time is a perfect time to attack those long-awaited projects, right? Well, we thought we wanted to do them but realize we need a break. Is there ever a time to say procrastination is not such a bad thing? Read on to find out.

Why Body Mass Index Is Wrong for So Many People

David Belk | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Belk

Now the risks of obesity are real. But can we rely on a single number to tell us if someone is overweight? How reliable is BMI really?

Unloading a Weighty Taboo

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I can wrap both of my legs behind my head. My triglyceride level recently registered at 62. My favorite food is kale. And in addition to all of these glorious qualities, I am overweight.

6 'Handy' Tips to Help Get You Slimmer by Summer

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It's not a perfect comparison because everyone's hand is a different size, but even if it's not an exact science, it is very useful. And if your hand is larger than average, you can probably can eat more food than someone with a smaller hand.

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Recipients More Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamp recipients are more likely to be obese than the general population, according to new research from the federal government. ...

The 'After' Myth

Lisa Durant | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

Looking at this picture, I have to pause. I look at me -- past vs. present. People say they do not recognize the girl in the other pictures. I'm here to say: that girl is me. Don't speak of her as if she is a poor, piteous person. She's not. She's me. She's standing right here, and she is f***ing strong.

Just A Single Hour Of TV Each Day May Affect Your Child's Weight

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

A new study has found that children in kindergarten and first grade who watch at least 60 minutes of television a day are more likely to be overweight...

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Make Their Meals More Like McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Applying the McDonald's Happy Meal treatment to healthy foods could make kids more likely to eat them. New research from the American Academy of Pedia...

Eat for Your Heart's Content

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Have you been told by someone to "Eat to your heart's content?" Usually this phrase is used when you are a guest in someone's home and they want you...

Ending Hunger, Global Challenge That Connects the UN & Expo 2015

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We are less than 30 days away from the opening of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, an incredible opportunity for Italy, for world tourism, to learn about the global challenges of food security and healthy nutrition through worldwide best practices.

Men, We Don't Take Care of Themselves, So What Would Happen If We Did?

Jack Anderson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My goal is to be in the best shape I've ever been when my 21-year-old son graduates from Cal Berkeley on May 16, 60 days from now. Here's what I'm committing to in my personal 60 Days to Fit program.

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

Emily Peck

Why Overweight Workers Have A Hard Time Succeeding At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business

Are fat people less likely to win on Jeopardy? Of course not. Yet people sill believe that the obese make less competent game show contestants, acc...

In My Perfect World

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"I don't mean to sound ungrateful, God, but I've been thinking about what we discussed, and I realize rather than returning slim, I'd like is to come back overweight."

The Ambivalence of an Addict

Andrea Wachter | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you are struggling with an addiction and considering giving it up, you will likely have to deal with some ambivalence. With help, willingness and positive changes, you can learn to feel your emotions fully until they pass, retrain your brain till it's filled with kinder thoughts, and fill some of the spaces that addiction attempts to temporarily fill. You can challenge the powerful voice of addiction until your ambivalence turns into clarity, conviction and compassion.

Heartbreaking Photo Series Reveals The True Toll Obesity Can Take On A Family

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen & Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

At his heaviest, Hector Garcia, Jr. weighed 636 pounds. After being ridiculed for being overweight as a kid, he began dieting in high school, but t...

A Shocking Look At How Much Fat, Sugar And Salt 605-Pound Man Consumes

Posted 01.14.2015 | Dr. Phil

Watch as Dr. Phil attempts to show Charles, who weighs 605 pounds, what he's putting into his body each year: approximately 120 pounds of fat, 100 pou...

'Healthy Obesity' Is Rare, But Real

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Not every obese person is unhealthy. More than one-third of American adults with BMIs north of 30 also have a higher risk for developing conditions...

The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...

You Probably Won't Lose Weight Without First Doing This

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Kate, 22, recalls being bullied as early as elementary school for being overweight. "It made me feel like less of a person. I lost friends because I d...

Why You May Never Again Weigh What You Did In High School (And Probably Shouldn't)

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When Nicole got to college a little over two years ago, she entered a bodybuilding competition. "I worked out for three hours a day," she says. "My di...

Half A Million Cancer Diagnoses A Year Are Due To Obesity

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

* Almost a quarter of cancers in America are obesity-linked * High BMI linked to bowel, kidney, breast and other cancers ...

10 Foods Overweight People Eat Regularly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Winnie Yu | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Not all foods are created equal when it comes to the impact on body weight. Some are higher in calories than others. ...