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January 31st, 2011 - 9:53 pm § in Exercise, obesity

New Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released Monday the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It was the first update in five years in compliance with federal law. The guidelines made 23 recommendations for the general population and six for specific groups such as preg[...]

January 30th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Relationships Keep ‘Em

The PR industry has two significant challenges—a high level of staff turnover and a strong demand for a multi-skilled staff. Last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found the number of people voluntarily quitting their jobs far exceeded those released by companies.  According to a December[...]

January 23rd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Deny, Deny, Deny

Back in September, Harris Interactive/Health Day completed a poll showing that 30 percent of those in the “overweight” class believed they were actually normal size. And 70 percent considered to be obese just thought they were overweight. (I discussed it in You May Not Like This…But You are Fa[...]

January 16th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Sleeping Your Way to the Top

Have you ever had a long night at the office and then gone back to work the next morning hating life? What about even having a late night out with your friends and having to be on a client call at 9:00 a.m.? The average person now spends 45 hours each week at work. And […][...]

January 13th, 2011 - 10:24 pm § in obesity

New Rules Call for Healthier Lunches

The school lunch overhaul proposed today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is a giant leap in the right direction for tackling obesity in America. The proposed rules would gradually reduce sodium, limit starchy vegetables, ban most trans fats, require fat-free or lowfat milk, increase whole grain[...]

January 12th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Running in the Cold

For some reason or another I convinced myself to do New York Road Runners 9+1 program. This way I get automatic entry into the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. Since there is a chance that after May I may not be here (my fiancée is currently looking for a job, post-graduation), I decided I needed to [&hellip[...]

January 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Healthy Eating Varies by Generation

Just as each generation has its defining moment (e.g.; WWII, Woodstock, Facebook etc) they also apparently eat differently. According to a report by the NPD Group, older generations eat more healthfully than the younger generations. The report, “Healthy Eating Strategies by Generation” identifie[...]

January 6th, 2011 - 10:08 pm § in Exercise, obesity

Celebrity Weight Loss

Each week US Weekly, People and the likes plaster headlines such as “celebrity bikini bodies” and “how she lost her baby weight in just 4 weeks!” No matter how sane of a person you are, you can’t help but want to try their special workout plan or diet. Here is the thing though… they have[...]

January 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Weight Gain Changes the Brain’s Response to Food

Every time I come to Florida, I immediately start to crave Publix birthday cake. The yellow cake with buttercream frosting is pretty much my ultimate sweet tooth fix.  That first bite just makes me oh so happy you can probably see it all over my face. Unfortunately, not everyone continues to feel t[...]