We now must act boldly to combat the obesity epidemic. There are many opportunities across the lifespan, but it will require a shift in social norms and an unprecedented social movement for obesity prevention.
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* $190 billion a year in excess medical spending * Many costs borne by non-obese, as in higher insurance premiums * Ant...
I live in California: land of a great climate and sunshine. In Sacramento, we have a beautiful 30-mile bike trail along the river where you can cycle, hike, jog or walk. Why was everyone getting fat?
All Robert Gibbs wanted for his birthday was help losing weight.
The 700-pound Livermore man, who turned 23 on Friday, uploaded a video of himself ...
Does your kid feel left out? That social isolation may affect more than his or her mental health -- it could also increase obesity risk.
Whether we walk our dogs or stand and let the dogs play in a dog park should not have any impact on our weight, should it?
School's (almost) out for the summer! Instead of telling you a bunch of health and fitness books that you need to read, I'm giving you official permission to skip these five.
Obesity is getting a bad rap.
One propaganda source commonly cited by the "Fatzis" is a CDC study that concludes that being fat is worse for you tha...
Maybe the answer to the current health crisis lies in not just eating and exercise recommendations, but in thinking about one's thinking more intelligently.
What conversations do you have--or avoid having--about weight? I believe there is no conversation we shouldn't be having about weight.
As of 2009, almost 3 in every 10 adults (26.7 percent) is now statistically obese, up from 25.6 percent in 2007, according to a new government report ...
An update on our collective waistline: The Trust for America's Health has a new report out, with the blunt title "F as in Fat," and the news isn't goo...
Santa Clara County, California is planning to ban the sale of toys and other promotions with McDonald's (MCD) Happy Meals. Is this ban a major benefit to society?
Addressing a health issue such as obesity requires more than simply public policy pronouncements and other forms of government "action." It needs and demands personal action.
For the efforts described by Michelle Obama in the fight against child obesity to be effective, they must become a major priority that involves action from all sectors of our society.
Will sexual obesity and the obesity epidemic collide, resulting in a nation of overweight, solitary but safe sexual beings? Or one of thin people with strong convictions about mealtime but not sex.
While better use of feet and forks may be a matter of personal responsibility, the environment that dictates our daily options -- that empowers or disempowers -- is a matter of public policy.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement of 70 recommendations to help reverse America's obesity epidemic was hailed as a comprehensive, la...
No matter your weight, mental capacity or even air-sickness propensity -- as long as you keep your hands to yourself, you can sit next to me.
So what's all this hooey about an obesity crisis? But that's all you hear from the lamestream media, am I right? You're getting fatter, I'm getting fatter. Everyone's getting fatter.
Is Burger King, of all companies, allowed to make fun of anyone for being fat seeing as they're half the reason for the obesity crisis in this country?
As a woman of normal -- sometimes even "low" -- weight, I live in constant terror that were I to gain weight, I would no longer be deserving of love.
Unlike most liberals, I'm glad all those teabaggers marched on Washington last week. Because judging from the photos, it's the first exercise they've gotten in years.
Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and ...
We need to figure out how to reduce lifestyle-related diseases that trigger the need for expensive medical care in the first place. We need to lighten our fitness footprint.
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