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December 26th, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Can TV Make Us Skinny?

Will TV shows about the overweight motivate others to lose weight? Whenever I watch Biggest Loser (sometimes it is on the stair stepper at the gym) it seriously inspires and motivates me to work out.  I am also a crazy person and actually feel worse when I don’t work out, so I don’t know if [&h[...]

December 19th, 2010 - 6:11 pm § in obesity

Battling Childhood Obesity is a Partnership

This week President Obama signed a new law revamping school lunches.  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is the first major overhaul in 30 years. The act will replace junk food in school lunches and vending machines with healthier options.   In the past, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has used[...]

December 12th, 2010 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Running Through My Mind

When Your Marathon Becomes a Sprint

This past week, the poster child for burnout resigned his post. Urban Meyer, the former coach of the University of Florida football team, made it clear that continuing along this trajectory was near impossible. The road to burnout is not unusual. It can be caused by unrealistically high aspirations,[...]

December 6th, 2010 - 9:53 pm § in Exercise, obesity, Running Through My Mind

All they need is 16 minutes…

The difference between normal-weight and obesity could be as simple as 16 minutes. The University of South California and the National Institute of Health looked at 3,106 children’s physical activity over 4 days and found: Normal-weight children ages 6 to 17 are moderately to vigorously active for[...]