Archive for the ‘obesity’ Category

April 30th, 2013 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Food, obesity, Wellness

Exercise As A Threat?

Over the last few years we have acclimated to seeing calories next to our favorite food items. At first it seemed to deter some people, but eventually you just shrugged it off and ate it because you wanted that personal-size Uno pizza that is like a  1,400 calories. (Not me, because I just can̵[...]

November 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Burning Off Those Thanksgiving Favorites

This afternoon I will be gorging myself on sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and some Kale stuff my mother is making. Plus my sister’s made from scratch apple pie. My mouth is watering right now. Thanks to FitSugar I now know exactly what I need to do to burn it off. Of course I hate [&hell[...]

October 3rd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in obesity, Wellness

Exercise Apps Fall Short

Thanks for marathon training I’ve finally tested out apps like RunKeeper and MapMyRun. They’ve worked out great for the most part, but are really just used so that I know where I am going. My use of the Nike Fuel band lasted approximately three months, and then I got bored. So it was rea[...]

July 10th, 2012 - 3:21 pm § in obesity, Wellness

Being Underweight WORSE Than Being Obese

Study after study tells us that being overweight or obese leads to countless health risks including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Now a recent study from the University of California Davis School of Medicine says its MORE  (I r[...]

February 12th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

What if a machine dictated your menu?

What if you walked up to your fridge and it didn’t open because it knew you wanted ice cream? Instead it recommends that you grab an apple. As part of its LiVe public service program, Intermountain Healthcare has installed a fake, talking vending machine at Rose Park Elementary School in Salt [...]

January 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Two Separate Studies Say Parents to Blame for Weight Gain

My mom and I both devour research on weight loss and obesity. A few weeks ago, she pointed me to a study that said a poor relationship with your mother can lead to weight troubles as teens. She apologized in advance and said she would feel guilty if I struggled with my weight. I told […][...]

January 15th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

If you’ve ever sat at your desk, eating left over pizza from the day’s earlier meeting for dinner, then you’d probably agree with the recent editorial in the journal PLoS Medicine that says, “Unhealthy eating could legitimately be considered a new form of occupational hazard[...]

January 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Exercise for how long to burn that?

Johns Hopkins recently conducted a very interesting study: displaying the amount of time you’d need to jog in order to burn off sugary drink calories may be the key to curbing intake. After introducing signs displaying either calorie counts, calorie counts as a percent of recommended daily ca[...]

December 28th, 2011 - 11:38 am § in obesity

How Did I Miss This?

Thankfully NYMag’s Vulture is doing a recap of some of 2011’s best videos, otherwise I would have completely missed this amazingness created by Beyonce to help Michelle Obama’s obesity cause. Seriously, this is probably one of the best tactics I have seen used to fight childhood ob[...]

December 21st, 2011 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, obesity, Workout Reviews

December Challenge Kinda Falling Short

It can take quite a bit of willpower to go for the healthful food choices when everyone around you has plates filled with cookies and spinach artichoke dip. All the traveling we have done (or at least I have) in the last week didn’t really help much either. That’s not to say healthy items aren[...]