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
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
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... 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
I do not agree with the BMI system. I almost died due to complications with my Chrons and during this time I had quickly lost 50 lbs. I was skinny with my rib cage showing and weighed 148 lbs. By the BMI i was just under normal then. Now I weigh 240... Read more
Hi! My name is Liz and I'm fairly new here. It's hard to stay motivated to "lose" or push yourself hard enough to do that. I think that the best way to be motivated, or at least the only thing I haven't tried yet, is a SMALL GROUP.
I really... Read more
okay...a lot of us know someone who did not really look that pregnant...
but the woman claimed she hadn’t missed any periods,
she didn’t have a “baby belly” –
and her husband, John, had had a Vasectomy
AND SHE RAN 10 MILES before going into... Read more
I don't understand why most women get their hair cut short when they reach a certain age.
I'm in my 40s and I still have long hair. Maybe not as long as I had when I was younger because it's very hard to reach a longer length as you age, but I h... Read more
Alright, is it just me, or do you crave everything under the sun as that time approaches. I seriously should not be hungry and I should not want anything to eat today, yet I am craving everything. UGH... Read more
I always assumed that when I was ready to start a family, it would be fairly simple and I could get pregnant without any trouble. I had a healthy diet, exercised regularly, didn’t have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. When I... Read more
You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped... Read more
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