Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
A gathering of close friends and family is one of the happiest times of year for all of us. Celebrations like Thanksgiving can distract us from our everyday worries…but they can distract us from our diets too. Here’s what you need to kno... Read more
You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... Read more
I find it disturbing when I see the shows they list for childrens shows. I loved growing pains, and family ties. My daughter is already watching full house reruns and I love that she is hooked on it.... Read more
I was getting dressed this morning, and I noticed in the mirror that my belly looked like it had changed shape, just a little. I've lost about 5-7 pounds lately. It seems feasible to me that some of the fat i lost could have been right where I see a... Read more
I'm reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig. It's definitely interesting and very scientific. The basic premise is that sugar is the root of all evil.
Okay. Not evil. But definitely chronic disease and obesity.
I'm only a chapter and a... Read more
So I've been losing steadily for the past three years and have about twenty-five pounds to go. Here's the problem: lately, I haven't been controlling myself when it comes to how much I eat. In the moment, I eat whatever I want, "because I don't do th... Read more
Hi. I am new to dieting and am having trouble meeting carb goals (sparkpeople set it between 100 and 140, I think) and getting enough calories. I feel like I am eating nothing - no energy and am a bit dizzy - but I am still over 100 carbs almost ever... Read more
My new trick for NOT testing my baking too much is...I watch a weight loss show while I'm busy in the kitchen. I had to make a wedding cake yesterday and while I was icing it I was watching 'Last 10 pounds Boot Camp'. That stopped me from licking my... Read more
Do pesky fruit flies hover around your fresh produce? Find out how you can get them out of your kitchen.Fruit Flies 101Adult fruit flies (Drosiphila melanogaster) range in size from 1 to 2 millimeters, have red eyes and tan or brownish body... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. How does your hometown stack up among fittest cities? We just checked out the list of fittest/healthiest and least fit/unhealthiest cities in America. Cincinnati, home to S... Read more
Today I'm Googling how to get rid of back fat that I didn't even know I had until I was trying on a friend's tank top to get an idea of how Spiegel does their sizing, looked in the mirror, turned to the side and there it was. Back fat!!! Ewwwwwww!!!... Read more
QUESTION: Dear Fun and Fit: Yikes! What do I do for the ole lady back???? I have love handles in the back area. I know I need to lose a few pounds but this is a big problem area for me!! Thanks, Terry in Santa Barbara
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