According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... Read more
Of course we know that obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country- and now it's been spilling over to our kids. Obesity among children is skyrocketing, and getting a lot of attention these days, but I think people are still not... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
My last official weigh in was 201.6 pounds. My BMI is 29.7, down from 37 when I started losing weight. That make me overweight and no longer obese. I NEVER want to be obese again. Even the very word obesity sounds disgusting to me. I am leaving... Read more
If you went to a new primary care doctor (not a specialist to treat a specific disease) would you keep him or find one that is normal weight? A primary care doctor is one you see yearly for physicals and when you want to discuss medical issues so w... Read more
I am really struggling right now - I suffer from having bipolar with major depression. I have gained almost 200 pounds in 16 years. that's a lot of weight! I can hardly go up steps now and am breathing heavy just bringing in the laundry. How did... Read more
I have no children for three hours 4_5 days a week. I normally just lay on the couch. Today for the first time I walked the dog around the neighborhood for two hours. Im not a runner so walking is better then my normal routine.... Read more
I'm trying to put a recipe in the recipe calculator, but the measures are difficult! I was trying to add 1/2 cup of Splenda, but the only way I could find it (including the package) was in teaspoons. I don't have the foggiest idea of how to convert... Read more
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows a link between mom’s stress level and the weight of her children. The study looked at children in families living below the poverty line, and found that the more stress the mother experienced, th... Read more
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about parenting, it’s how hard it is to feel judged by others. When you have kids, your whole life changes and most (if not all) of the decisions you make in life take another little person (o... Read more
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