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10 Struggles Of Women With Big Thighs

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Big butts had a moment. Big boobs had a moment. Even big arms had a moment (or are having a moment). What about big thighs?! When are they going to have a moment? Let's start a motion!

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.

Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.

A Memo to the Men Who Told Me Not to Eat

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

Last I checked, no one claimed any of you to be the owner of me and my body. Why is it that my weight is of such importance to people? Why is it that everyone feels that he (or she, also!) can add in two cents about what I put into my mouth?

I Love Food -- Confessions of An Emotional Eater

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Did the memories or the emotions that came up during dark times, make me an emotional eater? Maybe it has, maybe it explains my weight and why I enjoy food so much. When I eat good food I am so thankful for being able to value what a blessing it is.

5-2-1-0 For Healthy Kids -- And You!

Amy Pleimling | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Amy Pleimling

As we are bombarded by diet information and get more confused by nutrition headlines daily, I tend to grab onto the simple, proven basics.

Bulimia Is A B*tch

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

I was afraid to like myself. I had no idea how to love myself. The world couldn't know who I really was. If it did, then I'd feel even more rejected.

Mojo Doesn't Have an Age or Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Where I fall on someone else's sexiness meter is none of my business either. I love writing sex scenes. I have a naughty sense of humor. I love dressing sexy. I have four tattoos. At almost 38, I may be racy and over-the-top to some at times.

A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Melanie Young | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Aging is inevitable; the only way to stop aging is to stop living. That's not a great option. You can slow down the clock with a better diet, exercise, sleep and stress management and -- hopefully -- great genes. But you can't stop the clock unless you stop ticking altogether.

Yes, These Sports Illustrated Models Are Plus Size. So What?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It's not up to Sports Illustrated to define what plus size is. The only way women are going to feel good about how we look is to shut out all the noise and accept ourselves, accept the women around us, whatever size we are.

Do You Operate as a Child or Adolescent -- Or as an Adult?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Aaron works hard and earns a very good living for his family. He loves his work and feels a deep satisfaction in designing beautiful buildings for peo...

Do You Have Metabol-Envy?

Lauren Slayton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

Yesterday, I sat with a friend, and she said if she could have one wish it would be to be able to eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. I clari...

My Mother Never Said the F-Word

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

At home, there were no diets, no workout tapes. I did not think much about food, that is to say it was pleasant, it was purposeful and essential. But conversations were never about it. And why would they be, when there were so many books and people and places to talk about?

The 10 Commandments of Weightlifting -- and of Life

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

It is never the bar against you, it is you with the bar and the bar with you. Life and Universe are never against you; they are actually one with you, if you let them be.

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...

Fatness, Fitness and Fiddling Around

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fitness and fatness both matter. Excess weight from muscle, with a lean waist, is not a risk factor for premature death. Excess body fat distributed in the lower extremities, as often prevails in premenopausal women, is also not a marker of risk. Weight around the middle is, however, and its effect on mortality appears in this large analysis to be much the same as the risk of inactivity.

Worrying About Sex (In Your 40's)

MiddleSexy | Posted 03.14.2015 | Women

I worry that my husband may not want to bone me because, well, I'm not in good shape right now. Yes, I said it. I'm a few or 10 pounds overweight and I'm not even finding myself attractive.

The Body-Image Solution: Elastic Pants

Maria Senise | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

My 30s hit me a couple of years ago, and my metabolism went down the shi*ter. I miss the days when I could work out a reasonable, non-obsessive amount...

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do some teens, because they embody the caricature of a fat person, literally grow into that caricature?

Let's Skip the Post-Holiday Fat Talk

Lori Day | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

How can moms help their daughters feel good about their bodies, especially at this time of year, when we are all bombarded with diet and weight loss ads?

Guilt-Free Holiday Tips and Recipes

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Enjoy, and avoid the dread of holiday bloat, with these easy guilt-free tips below: 1) Exercise the morning before your feast and walk afterwards: ...

12 Secrets to Avoid Santa's Waistline

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a scary statistic. Parties, family gatherings, stress, alcohol and fatigue are all to blame. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Here are a few tips for keeping slim this holiday season:

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 lose ...

Here's What Will Make You 10 Times More Likely To Lose Weight

AARP Life Reimagined | Sarah Mahoney | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, weight loss tops many people’s list, with as much as 21 percent of the population (me included) vo...

The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year?