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March 27th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

Everybody knows we should “eat healthy”, but just what that is can be … confusing at best. The thing it shouldn’t be is limiting—in nutrients and your social life. The focus on quality and purity can deteriorate into orthorexia, a term coined in 1996 by physician Steven Bratman to describe[...]

March 20th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Overweight? Even doctors may be side stepping that topic. I’ve written a lot about Americans not knowing or admitting that they are overweight (see here and here). Now new data shows doctors aren’t even telling them that they are overweight, which isn’t helping the situation.  Getting an hone[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm § in Running Through My Mind

The Pains of Having a Job?

Health.com reports on a new study showing that some jobs are so demoralizing that they are actually worse for mental health than NOT working at all. Maybe it is the nature of being in the PR industry, but with so many friends bouncing from one job to the next these days this data doesn’t reall[...]

March 13th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Is reality TV weight loss actual reality?

I am a diehard fan of “The Biggest Loser,” have taken to watching “I Used to Be Fat” and on occasion catch “Heavy.” I tend to be more motivated if I watch these before my workout or the day before, which many experts see as a positive across the board. However, some experts see these [&h[...]

March 6th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

To Pass the Salt or Not…That is the Question

The typical American diet is full of salt. Even if you don’t add salt to your dishes, hidden sodium lurks everywhere—in restaurant meals and packaged foods—can lead to heart disease, diabetes and weight gain. So should you completely cut it out? If you’re a healthy, active woman, you may not[...]

March 2nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm § in obesity

Color Me Yummy!

March is National Nutrition Month®. The campaign is part of the American Dietetic Association’s effort to educate and focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices, developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.  It was started back in the 70s as a week and has exp[...]