obesity

Can Obesity Motivate You to Lose Weight?

March 17, 2015

Did you know that billions of dollars are spent every year caring for obesity and obesity-related health problems? Plus, being obese makes it more likely that you will die at a younger age or suffer from chronic health problems during your life. [...]

Stress and Your Children

March 17, 2015

People who feel stressed sometimes eat too much and put on weight. Your stress levels may also affect the health of your children. [...]

Those With “Sleep Debt” Are More Likely To Be Obese

March 13, 2015

Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. If you sleep fewer than 7 hours, you can develop a “sleep debt.” This is a term for the negative health effects you may face by not getting enough sleep. In addition to sleepiness, irritability, and an inability to focus, sleep debt [...]

Sleep May Help Lower Obesity And Diabetes Risk

February 26, 2015

Obesity is a well known risk factor for heart disease, which in itself is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. It is also well known that eating healthier and staying active are vital to preventing or delaying the onset of obesity and diabetes. However, a study recently published in the [...]

Plant-based meal plans can improve the health of obese children

February 24, 2015

  The number of obese children in the United States is growing every day. Obesity puts children at a high risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that over two-thirds of obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as [...]

Diet And Exercise Are Not Enough To Reverse Obesity For Most

February 18, 2015

  People who struggle with obesity (BMI over 30) are often told to eat less and get more physical activity to achieve a healthy weight. But according to researchers at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center, these lifestyle changes do not help 80% [...]

Obesity Levels May be Improving

March 6, 2014

Obesity rates in America are much higher than they were decades ago. However, a recent study has found that such alarming rates may be leveling off.  By comparing data from 2011 to 2012 with that of 2003 to 2004, it was found that, although there was an increase in obesity in older women, there [...]
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