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Weight and Health

Study Finds Gaining Weight May Actually Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty

For years we've been hearing about the health risks associated with obesity. As your body mass index rises, so does your risk for coronary heart disea...

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.

How I Beat My Cookie Addiction

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Every year I used to lose the same 10 or 15 pounds every summer, only to gain them back by Thanksgiving. One year I wondered if it was the cookies. My husband said, "Duh." On a whim I made him a bet: I would only bake the cookies, not wear them on my hips.

Can You Be Both Fat And Fit?

New York Times | Tara Parker-Pope | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Often, a visit to the doctor's office starts with a weigh-in. But is a person's weight really a reliable indicator of overall health? Increasingly, m...