The Shockingly Different Ways Men and Women React to 'Overweight' Tinder Dates

Lying about your weight on your online dating profile is okay—if you're a man, according to two videos published on YouTube this week by Simple Pickup, a men's dating advice blog. ...

Here's Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Now Than It Was 20 Years Ago

Stuck in a dreaded weight loss plateau? Nope, it's not in your head: Weight loss really is harder today than it was just a few decades ago, according to new research. ...

School May Be Out, but Kids Still Need Summer Nutrition Lessons

When I was a kid (a chubby one at that), summertime was when I normally lost a few pounds through increased daily activities—riding my bike to the public beach, swimming and goofing around all day, then riding my bike home for dinner. Even though my lunch money was typically spent on ice cream sandwiches...

Study: Fast-Food Ad Ban Could Curb Childhood Obesity

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Ending Weight Bias: The Easiest Way to Tackle Obesity in America

Istockphoto Discrimination is diminishing, giving way to progress...all the...

Blinded by the Health Halo

  Just about every packaged thing in the grocery...

Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan Up to a Decade

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Half of Doctors Use Wikipedia, How to Avoid Gaining Weight on Vacation, and What Your Feet Are Trying to Tell You

We all suffer from a little cyberchondria. It’s just too easy to look up symptoms on the Web and assume the worst. But keep in mind that you can’t trust everything you read online—which makes it all the more terrifying that 50% of doctors search Wikipedia for medical information.    ...

Ugh, I've Regained 8 Pounds! How I'm Regrouping

By Shaun ChavisFollow me on TwitterSo here's the blog post I do not want to write. I've gained 8 pounds. As you may remember, I had surgery early this summer. I was in bed for about a week and a half and moving pretty slowly for about another month after that. So, I gave...

Get Fit to Graduate: Why Lincoln University's Policies Help Students Develop Healthy Habits

By Shaun ChavisFollow me on TwitterA fairly new rule at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has created quite a bit of buzz: Students with a body-mass index (BMI) over 30 have to take a fitness class in order to graduate. The rule was imposed in 2006, but now that the first class to graduate under...


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