Tag archive for "obesity"

Diet and Fitness

Vegetarians weigh less than meat eaters according to experts behind the top rated DASH Diet for Weight Loss

Why Vegetarians Are Less Likely to Be Overweight

No Comments 23 July 2012

It’s not just that vegetarians don’t eat meat—they're generally prone to possessing a successful secret weapon (or two) that prevents them from packing on pounds. Thomas Moore, MD explains in The DASH Diet for Weight Loss.

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Diet and Fitness

Should college students fear the Freshman 15 or is it just a myth?

The Freshman 15: Is It a Myth?

1 Comment 02 September 2011

By Kristin Sidirov Going away to college can be a challenging experience. Teens, uprooted from home with unsure footing in their new world, begin trying to discover just who they are. While many students find the transition liberating, it can also be intimidating to handle the pressures of academic life—and those emotions can be a perfect storm that leads to the infamous Freshman 15.

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Diet and Fitness

Stay fit while working with simple exercises you can do at your desk

How to Avoid Workplace Weight Gain

1 Comment 23 June 2011

A new study confirms the rather obvious relationship between an increase in desk jobs and the U.S.’s rapidly rising obesity rate. But while it's easy to target less "work" at work as a problem, it's more important to determine what you can do to stop packing on the pounds while sitting at your computer.

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Health and Wellness

Foods for Your Baby’s Healthiest Future

3 Comments 05 October 2010

A pioneering study of prenatal influences on a child’s later health has yielded a trove of intriguing findings, including links between Vitamin D and asthma, fish and cognition. By Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Health and Wellness

Can Overweight Mothers Predispose Their Children to Obesity?

3 Comments 06 January 2010

How a pregnant woman’s excessive weight could “program” her child’s future size is not yet understood, but several studies have found that women who are overweight when they become pregnant, or who gain an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy, may in turn promote the development of obesity in their children. From Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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