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The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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?

31 Days 2 Resolution: Part One

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every December, like clockwork, I try and ring the bell as loud as possible to get people psyched up for New Year's resolutions. I have a bunch of rea...

Yagana Shah

4 Reasons It's Harder To Lose Weight As You Age -- And What To Do About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty

Weight gain. We've all been there. Yes, you might not have realized it yourself until you noticed all of your peers looking noticeably plump at the hi...

Why Poor Sleep Is Bad News For Your Waistline

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Working the late shift or frequent air travel may disrupt our routines by necessity, but we also voluntarily create these negative conditions when we stay up watching television, eat late into the night, or stare into the bright light of the computer screen long past our natural bedtime.

The Obesity Fix

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If instead, we treated obesity more like drowning, we would tell the truth about food. We would not market multicolored marshmallows to children as part of a complete breakfast. We would not willfully mislead about the perilous currents in the modern food supply. We would not look on passively as an entire population of non-swimmers started wading in over their heads.

Chocolate Milk

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Do you ever wonder what you should be drinking POST workout? Yes, water, of course. But you may have noticed that there has been a new ad campaign pus...

The Way We Should Be Using a Food Journal

Jamie Mendell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Mendell

As we go from ignoring our bodies to opening up a dialogue with them, we naturally start to make decisions out of love for our bodies.

Staying Lean This Halloween

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

It's that time of year when tricks and treats seem to find their way into your pantry, much to the dismay of your weight loss and health goals.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

Thinner on Monday: Keep Off Weekend Weight

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The first few hours of your weekend can set the tone for its entire duration. For instance, if you start off your Friday night with happy hour and a couple slices of pizza for dinner, you'll probably continue this behavior all the way to Monday morning.

Sex, Violence, and Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 12.16.2014 | Style
Jenny G. Perry

I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.

Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't six-years-old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane-wrapped, ruby-red, cherry-sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grown-ups who hated themselves for reasons they were too ill-equipped to identify.

The Body Trust Revolution

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

We cannot simply hope that this will subtly improve or that the next generation of women will have a less shaming experience living in their bodies.

Being Obese Almost As Costly As Not Going To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Being overweight has heavy financial implications. Obese 18-year-old men will earn 18 percent less over their a lifetime than those of a normal wei...

I Thought I'd Be Happy (The Biggest Myth of Weight Loss)

Allison Barberi | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Barberi

Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weight was still there. I wish I had known that's how things would end up being.

Your Reflection Is Perfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Nicole Glassman

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I stood at the foot of their bed when my dad interrupted me, "Are you getting a little chunky there?" He pointed to my stomach. I looked down sheepishly and said, "No, I am just standing funny." I wondered what he meant. I was only eight years old.

Why I Finally Refused to Lose Weight to Keep a Man

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Friends and family became concerned as I was slowly wasting away, but the attention I received from my man and the boys in the bars more than made up for their worries and validated the importance of being skinny.

Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.

How To Break The Body-Shaming Cycle And Accept Your Lumpy, Bumpy Body

OWN | Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Kristin grew up in a family that was critical of her weight. At age 49, she still finds herself plagued by the voices in her head. Hoping to finally e...

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

11 Numbers That Matter Far More Than My Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Anjali Joshi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I find myself looking in the mirror, hoping to see a reflection that is reminiscent of the woman I used to be, I'm completely disregarding the changes that my body has undergone in the last two years.

8 Ways To Lose Weight Without Really Trying

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Jan Dunlap, 58, wasn’t expecting to lose weight when she adopted an energetic Labrador mix named Gracie several yea...

What Our Clothes Say About Our Health

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Just because you fit (or think you do) into a slim-fit shirt does not mean you are slim, fit or in a healthy weight range. Let us be honest to ourselves -- fitting into slim-fit clothes is not a strong claim to being healthy.