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
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... 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
If your friend who lives across the country comes down with a cold, you’re surely not going to catch it from her. But if she becomes overweight, that just might spread to you.
So say researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Universi... Read more
Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to... Read more
So I'm 26 years old, 5'5, and 245 pounds. I have done some weight lifting in the past, but it has been at least a year since I last touched a weight. Not only do I want to loose about 100 pounds, I want to get fit and healthy too. I'm worried abou... Read more
Maybe not the right forum, but here's my question anyway.
Somebody I know - a successful body builder who has a few exercise science degrees - said something that made me think: he said that obese people can afford to lose weight quite a bit qui... Read more
I took the osteoarthritis quiz featured today and I have a question about being obese and jogging.
The quiz said: "Every time you take a step, the force on your knees and hips equals two to three times your body weight! Your risk of devel... Read more
This is for my mother. She is very obese and 55 years old.
Her knees hurt bad and so she complains that when walks for long periods, her legs hurt the next day.
I'm open to any recs or suggestions.
Anyways, the only thing I... Read more
If I overeat, skip a workout I had no reason to, or otherwise screw up, I'm tempted to wallow and continue down the spiral. Instead, I get on the treadmill and run. I do a work out DVD. The workout lifts me out of the negative thought pattern and I k... Read more
Frustrated by people saying you look great and don't need to lose weight, even though you’re not fit and healthy as you should be? Get support here from other non-obese people seeking better health!... Read more
We've always assumed that friends can be a powerful influence in our quest to be healthier. If your friends support your weight loss efforts, that can make the process much easier versus having to go-it alone. But new research is proving that the a... Read more
I don't have fond memories of grade school. I was a quiet kid who didn't get in trouble and got good grades. That meant I was picked on by some of the "cool" kids, which wasn't easy. It made me insecure about myself, and I still carry some of that... Read more
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