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American Obesity

Rush Limbaugh No Longer a Big Fat Idiot, New Study Says

Kipp Friedman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

With the number of American men and women with big-bellied, pear-shaped figures reaching alarming rates over the past decade, one bright spot is that plus-size conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh is no longer a big fat idiot.

5 Ways Mountains Can Help You Lead A Happier, Healthier And Longer Life

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living

"The mountains are calling and I must go," naturalist John Muir famously wrote back in the 19th century. And while he set off to create and protect on...

Schools Increasingly Check Students For Obesity

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measur...

Average American Male's Body Looks Like THIS

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science

This is the average American male in his 30s. He doesn't look too bad, right? Well, here's how he stacks up against his international peers fro...

Education Or Income: Which Is More Likely To Help You Lose Weight?

Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

Researchers have been studying the relationship between body mass index and socioeconomic status for years, agreeing, for the most part, that women in...

You're Most Likely To Be Obese If..

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Seventy-two percent of African-American children are raised in single-parent households, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Dis...

BMI Decreases The Further You Live From This

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

Fast food isn't the only culprit in the country's growing obesity epidemic, a study from UCLA claimed earlier this year. But before letting McDonald's...

Is Obesity Genetic?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

With one study ruling out lack of exercise as a leading cause of obesity among African-Americans, new research from Dartmouth's Institute for Quantita...

America's Fattest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Obesity may be the most closely followed health care issue in the United States. The rate of obesity has increased dramatically in t...

High Altitude Linked To Low Obesity Rate In Colorado

Posted 02.12.2013 | Denver

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Obesity, people living in high altitude states like Colorado are less likely to obe...

Governor Chris Christie Not Fit to Be President

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

With obesity being such a problem in the entire world and right here in the United States, having a leader who laughs it off and even jokes about it on national television is of major concern.

Fewer Americans Are Doing This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

In January, the month of New Year's resolutions galore, it might seem like everyone is on a diet... but in general, dieting may not be as prevalent in...

Evidence: Fat People Can Be as Healthy as Thin People

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

If you live in the U.S., you are absolutely bombarded with the idea that being overweight is bad for your health.  This repetition leaves one with the idea that being overweight is the same thing as being unhealthy, something that is simply not true.

Getting Active on Thanksgiving

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ralph Nader

There's no easy answer to the issue of getting more Americans moving again, but consider this suggestion -- this Thanksgiving, instead of sitting around the television, try stepping outside and engaging in some friendly competition.

How Many Americans Will Be Obese By 2030!?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

If America's obesity trend continues at its current pace, all 50 states could have obesity rates above 44 percent by 2030, according to a new report f...

The Most (And Least) Obese States In America

Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By now, America's weight problem is well established: more than 35 percent of adults across the country are considered obese, with a BMI greater than ...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Exercise vs. Hair: Can't We All Just Get Along?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

While the contention over Olympian Gabby Douglas' updo has continued to simmer, another battle heated up on the topic of black women and their hair th...

The Vibrant Vegan Life Of An Obesity Survivor

Victoria Moran | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Victoria Moran

I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be. What has happened over the years is that feeling good has become its own addiction. I like it. I want to feel even better.

The Gluttony Project: Semper Fry

El Guapo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

On the fifth trip up to the buffet, you fight gnawing fatigue like a champ. Your jaw aches. You've unbuttoned your pants with the same single-minded determination of Rocky Balboa asking Mick to cut his swollen eye.

America's Obesity Battle Begins In Schools, Report Says

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people ...

Obese American Children Outgrowing School Desks

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.17.2012 | Education

Schools across the country are pioneering big changes in the classroom -- to accomodate the 17 percent of U.S. children who are overweight or obese, a...

'Halfsies' Takes On America's Huge Portions

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

Every year Americans waste 40 percent of food produced in this country. Meanwhile, more than 50 million Americans and 1 billion people worldwide strug...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

Why Those Extra 10 Pounds May Be Good For You

www.aarp.org | Posted 11.22.2011 | Fifty

The day after Thanksgiving, a collective groan goes up when millions of Americans step on the bathroom scale. Most of us who won't see 40 again are fa...

Here's My Beef With Fast Food

| Jourdan U., Roslyn Heights, NY | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. Advertisers are, of necessity, a crafty bunch. They know that almost everything we ...