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To End Obesity Epidemic

Roza Selimyan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Roza Selimyan

Last year the World Health Organization introduced a target to halt obesity by 2025. But if we have not succeeded in halting the increase in obesity rates in three decades, is it reasonable to expect success in another 10 years without major changes in strategy?

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

10 Years Later, 448 Pounds Lost, 1 Life-Changing Procedure

Woody Woodbeck | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Woody Woodbeck

How can we truly get a respectful acceptance from others when we internally are being unjust to those in our own community?

Anna Almendrala

When Being Obese Could Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

You've just had a heart attack, and you're in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. If you're overweight or moderately obese, you're actually more...

Food and Loathing

Pamela Brill | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

I can tell my daughter that nothing is as beautiful as her little body exactly as it is no matter if she is tall, short, big or small. But I am sure she sees through my platitudes. Because she sees a mom who is always on a diet. She sees a mom who looks in the mirror and sighs.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason E. Lang

As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.

'Parts Of The World Are Literally Eating Themselves To Death'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a n...

How Wholesome Is New York's Official State Snack?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Proclaiming yogurt as an official state snack is a terribly misguided proposal since the majority of yogurt on the market today is full of added sugars. The saddest part is those yogurts marketed to kids tend to have the most added sugars.

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

Why A Comment From My 6-Year-Old Shocked Me So Much

Jennifer Sable Lopez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Sable Lopez

I'm not actually upset with her at all; I'm finding that I just keep questioning myself, my motives, and trying to figure out what she meant exactly.

Married Men More Likely to Be Overweight: Here's How to Reverse the Trend

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

If you both make health a priority, and make it team approach, you can help each other develop life long healthy habits.

If Your Cat Is Fat, Try a High-Moisture Diet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A growing number of veterinarians are recommending what they call the "Catkins" diet for kitties who need to lose weight. "Catkins" is an amusing refe...

Coming Out Isn't Just for Gay People

George Weinberg | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
George Weinberg

A man who came to me for help with his sex life complained that even Viagra didn't help. He was in his mid-40s, an executive at an ad agency, divorced...

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

Why 'Fat Shaming' Ourselves Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

Marcia Meislin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcia Meislin

With self-compassion, I want to be healthy, I want to make good choices, and I want to honor how far I've come.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover Is Sexy, Not 'Fat-Ist' (She's Not Fat...)

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

It wasn't until the tweets started coming in that I realized Elle showed full-body pics of Zooey, Amy and Allison -- but a close-up of Mindy. Many people said they were hiding her body. As in, they were fat-shaming her. But were they?

There's An Easy Way To Fight Obesity, But Conservatives Will HATE It

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A simple tax could be a big tool in ending America's obesity epidemic. Adding a 20-percent tax on sugar would cut Americans' total caloric intake b...

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

Shocking News: New Study Finds Obese People Less Healthy

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

People say that nobody can predict the future. But you can. If you don't find yourself in the green at the intersection of normal weight and metabolically healthy, make a plan with your doctor to get there. Your future is in your hands.

Love My Body? Fat Chance!

Cara Paiuk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

Intellectually we can all appreciate the message to celebrate the unique body that God gave us, the hard-earned lines in our face, and the marks that symbolize the challenges we've survived. But until you've had a belly that looks like an elephant seal's snout, let's leave these silly proclamations about self-love alone.

Anna Almendrala

When It Comes To News About Fat People, Don't Swallow Everything You See

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health reporting about fat people, don't swallow everything you see. Major news outlets on TV, radio and online lit up Monday wit...

The Holidays Aren't What's Making Us Fat

Jennipher Walters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Here's what's really making all of us unhealthy: It's those times when we eat like it's a holiday for no apparent reason on a Tuesday night at Ruby Tuesday's. Or when we eat out of boredom, stress or loneliness instead of our true hunger.