November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and things are not looking good for the nation. People can become offended by the wording, but the facts don't change, fat is the new normal according to data ... Continue Reading
You Can’t Solve the Obesity Epidemic If You Can’t Discuss it
Comedian Bill Maher recently used his “New Rules” segment to call attention to American health, stating, “New Rule: at next Thursday’s debate, one of the candidates has to say the problem with our ... Continue Reading
Fit-Shaming: Why Health Must Be a Community Dialogue
You’ve probably witnessed it yourself. Across the country, millions of people are going out of their way to try and improve their health, despite insidious social pressure not to. Maybe you’re among them. ... Continue Reading
It Isn’t Fat Shaming: How Protecting Feelings Hurts Health
The number one value of modern societies is comfort. We lust for technologies that promise an easier life, while our gadgets ironically accelerate us into overdrive. We seek quick fixes for every ... Continue Reading
A Healthy Nation Must Start at School
Eating and school. These two topics are intertwined in the minds of many adults. Most Americans have vivid, emotional memories of their time in school. We remember the teachers, the smells, the bells, and ... Continue Reading
A Call to Action: If Obesity Is Contagious, Maybe Fitness Is Too?
In 2007 a highly publicized study concluded that obesity is contagious. That study suggested that those who are closely related to obese individuals, such as friends and family, have a 57% greater chance ... Continue Reading
What Prohibition and the War on Drugs Teach Us About Our Nation’s Battle of the Bulge
The United States is losing the war on obesity, which is news to exactly no one. Despite the efforts of our federal government and corporate America, the trend of our expanding girth continues. Despite the ... Continue Reading
What’s Better for Kids? Endurance or Interval Training?
Obesity rates worldwide continue to rise, mainly due to physically inactive lifestyles and inappropriate diets. Sadly, the obesity trend begins with our children and can cause chronic diseases, but ... Continue Reading