Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

April 25th, 2013 - 10:09 am § in Wellness

An Evening With Jillian

When I think about spending an evening with Jillian Michaels, I immediately think buckets of sweat and a fierce attitude in your face. So I was skeptical when I heard about her “Maximize Your Life” tour. I know she offers motivation in the form of one-on-one talks on Biggest Loser, but t[...]

January 8th, 2013 - 9:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

My Handstand Problem

So we know that a goal of mine is to get better at balance poses. We also know that it has only been a few weeks since I decided to dedicate myself to these goals, but I am impatient. I’ve been using my Tara Stiles This Is Yoga: Yoga Pose Library to help me get […][...]

December 19th, 2012 - 9:00 am § in Food, Wellness

Most Googled Diets of 2012

Google prepares a list the year’s most popular searches including diets. I thought it was an interesting look at what fads and healthy eating ideas peeked people’s interest–supermodels and fad diets galore! 10. Marissa Miller Diet: The Victoria Secret model said one of her go to he[...]

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[...]