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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.

People Would Rather Lose $1,000 Than Gain This Much Weight

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women

Sixty-three percent of women would rather lose $1,000 than gain 20 pounds. This alarming statistic comes from a recent survey conducted by the Int...

Baby Weight Wars

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A recent People Magazine cover featured Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Kim Kardashian. According to popular opinion, one hasn't gained enough weight during pregnancy and the other much too much -- a perfect opportunity to educate a judgmental public.

How To Keep From Getting A Fat Belly During Menopause

Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty

During menopause, even the most physically active women experience unbalanced shifts of weight from their buttocks to the abdomen. Luckily there are a...

The Trait I Don't Want My Daughter to Inherit

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Now I have a daughter. And I realize that I am carrying more than the extra weight I gained during my pregnancy. I am carrying shame -- shame that I cannot pass on to my little girl. I do not want her to share the legacy of self-hate that so many women feel.

3 Easy Steps To Avoid Weight Gain During This Tax Season

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The relationship between stress and weight gain is a complex one. Part of this relationship involves the interruption of your usual healthy eating patterns when you throw your routines aside in response to a crisis situation -- like tax season.

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

Shed Those Pounds Through Sex and Vacuuming!

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"The app says kissing is a form of sexual activity and that's an exercise," I countered. "By the way, if we ramp it up to 'active, vigorous sex' for three hours, we will burn 514 calories."

The Possible Side Effects Of Parenthood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

A friend of mine is pregnant, and she's having a rough go of it so far. "You people who have had babies don't say anything about this stuff," she's been saying. My friend has a point: We should alert people to the possible side effects of parenthood.

The Biggest Liar (I Mean Loser): Reflections of a Fat Woman

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reason...

5 Ways To Shed Extra Menopausal Pounds

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Here are my five steps to help you shed those extra menopausal pounds.

50+ Women's Bodies -- From Eden to a Garden

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 49, it's an amusement park. From 50 on, it's a terrarium.

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

10 Celebrity Bodies We Need to Stop Talking About

Posted 02.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Charlotte Andersen for There's so much more to these famous females (and one male) than their figures! Here, we reveal the inspiring q...

Why You've Gained Weight Since The Wedding

Posted 02.14.2013 | Weddings

When the honeymoon is over, it's not unusual for newlyweds to notice their waistlines expanding. A 2011 Ohio State study found that weight gain of ...

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Health and Fitness
Will Aguila, M.D.

The cycle of overeating and obesity can be broken. Those trapped in it know what it feels like, but putting our heads in the ground and wishing it would go away will not work -- anybody who has lost weight only to gain it all back and then some knows what I mean.

What Every Woman Should Know About Contraceptives and Weight

Valerie Tarico | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

For many women, one question that comes up every so often is whether contraception is making weight management harder. As a woman trying to figure out what is best for your body, it can be challenging to sort out reality from hype or haze.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

The Fight I Never Thought We'd Have

Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weddings
Anna Almendrala

I thought I'd identified all the potential problems in our marriage, but there was one issue I wasn't prepared for.

You Could Argue That I Don't Want Anything More Than I Want To Be Skinny. You Would Probably Be Right.

Kate Orazem | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kate Orazem

I want to offer something like an elegy. For the girls I know and the girl I was, who engineer their lives for emptiness. For those who have died, or died a little. For a generation of brilliant, driven women who get up, look in the mirror, and demand less of themselves.

Stop Yo-Yo Dieting For Good

Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mike Roussell for Q: Why is it harder to lose weight each time I gain it back? A: Ironically, it probably isn't physically hard...

Why Downplaying the Obesity Epidemic, Even in a Single Story, is Hazardous to Public Health

Becky Hand | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Becky Hand

The headlines this time of year usually tell us how to shed pounds fast and get healthy with a pill, a gadget, or a procedure. This year, however, the message has been slightly different.

Could Your Happy Marriage Be Making You Fat?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Weddings

If your jeans have gotten tighter since you tied the knot, your happy marriage could be to blame. According to recent research by Andrea Meltzer of...

Lighten Up Your Winter Diet

Rachel Berman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it's because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around.

Dread The Scale? 5 Reasons You Can Skip Weighing Yourself

Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, M.P.H., R.D. How much do you hate weighing yourself? According to a UK survey, some women would rather be seen naked by a collea...