When I was growing up, my father stood six feet tall and weighed 300 pounds. I never thought of him as fat, but clearly he was a “large man.” He always reminded me of Raymond Burr, best known for his role as Perry Mason. But it was obvious my mother constantly worried about the toll… Continue reading Ending The Obesity Shame Game
A new analysis is predicting that by 2030, just ten years from now, 48.9% of all adults in the United States will be obese and 24.2% will be severely obese. That’s just obesity, defined by a person with a body-mass index or BMI, (a measure of weight relative to height) of 30 or above. Having… Continue reading Half Of Americans Will Be Obese By 2030
Obesity is on its way to becoming the leading cause of preventable cancer, second only to tobacco usage. According to research from the American Cancer Society, excess body weight is responsible for about 8% of all cancers in the United States, as well as about 7% of all cancer deaths. Being overweight or obese is… Continue reading Obesity Is Linked To Cancer
As we discussed last week, there are a slew of weight loss programs that promise quick results. The question is- are they long lasting? Weight loss programs can be a way to jump start a diet and learn healthy habits to encourage long term results. When deciding which may be best for you, there are… Continue reading 12 Weight Loss Programs- What Actually Works?
If you are unlucky enough to have inherited those bits of DNA called “obesity genes” a new study shows 5 exercises can help keep those predisposed pounds off. It seems you can run away from genetics after all!