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The Reality of Adult Picky Eaters

A new reality show focuses on freaky eating patterns and is bringing awareness to eating issues many adults face. Are you one of them?
Posted 9/13/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 159 comments   36,301 views
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Habits of Fit People: Turn Off the TV

The easiest way to find more time for fitness is to cut back on your TV time. Is this a strategy that could work for you?
Posted 9/1/2010  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 183 comments   34,379 views
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The 10 Healthiest Celebrities

Our friends at That's Fit share the list of the 10 healthiest celebs. Did your favorites make the cut?
Posted 5/4/2010  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 17 comments   14,876 views
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Does Your Family Have Healthy TV Habits?

Television can provide benefits to your family if evaluated and used in a healthy way.
Posted 4/5/2010  5:56:35 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 40 comments   18,377 views
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Slash Your Child's Risk for Obesity by 40%--Without Diet or Exercise

What if preventing obesity in kids had nothing to do with exercise or nutrition? Recently published research shows it's easier than we may think...
Posted 2/17/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 69 comments   43,314 views
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Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

For childhood obesity, the number of food commercials viewed may matter more than time spent watching TV.
Posted 2/11/2010  5:23:17 AM By: Dean Anderson : 113 comments   19,468 views
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Turn Up Your Activity By Turning Off The TV

A new study shows that less TV might not change your diet or increase your exercise, but it could lead to an increase in overall activity levels.
Posted 1/15/2010  6:21:55 PM By: Jen Mueller : 149 comments   21,854 views
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Biggest Loser Contestants Run a Marathon: Inspirational or Irresponsible?

On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the four remaining contestants were given a challenge to run a marathon. As I watched, I became more and more frustrated.
Posted 12/29/2009  2:08:49 PM By: Jen Mueller : 566 comments   40,425 views
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Finally! An Entertaining Kids Show with a Healthy Focus!

A SparkPeople member raves about a Playhouse Disney kids show that's--gasp--focused on healthy eating! Could it be? TV programming that's sending a positive message to kids?
Posted 8/24/2009  5:42:12 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 64 comments   15,869 views
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Poll: What Do You Think about Weight-Focused Reality TV Shows?

Do you think shows like More to Love and The Biggest Loser are positive influences or that they normalize obesity in a negative way?
Posted 8/14/2009  6:36:42 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 236 comments   19,487 views
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Children's T.V. Choices Could Affect How Much They Eat

A new study shows a link between what kids are seeing on T.V. and how much they eat. Do the kinds of commericals they see make a difference? They just might.
Posted 7/31/2009  6:07:49 AM By: Jen Mueller : 68 comments   15,164 views
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Meets 'The Biggest Loser': Will You Tune In?

"The Biggest Loser," NBC's weight-loss reality show, is a hit. So is FOX's dance show, "So You Think You Can Dance?" Now Oxygen has a show that seems to combine them both.
Posted 6/28/2009  11:53:44 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 199 comments   13,853 views
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More TV Means Less Talking Among Kids and Parents

When should children be allowed to start watching TV? How much time should they spend in front of it each day? A new study might make some parents rethink their decision.
Posted 6/26/2009  6:08:17 AM By: Jen Mueller : 96 comments   10,557 views
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Stacy London Promotes Looking Good At Any Size

Stacy London is known for being critical of people's choices when it comes to fashion. But she will never tell you that you need to lose a few pounds.
Posted 4/28/2009  2:08:05 PM By: Jen Mueller : 298 comments   28,919 views
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Coach Nicole Spreads the Spark on FOX!

Coach Nicole explains how to create a home gym for less than $50. Check out the video of her live appearance!
Posted 2/17/2009  5:22:13 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 100 comments   11,532 views
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