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Sitting At A Desk Increases Risk For Obesity

The more time men spend sitting at a desk, the greater the risk of being overweight or obese.

07/16/2014

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Obesity Health Risks Comparable To Smoking

We know that cigarettes are bad for us and can increase disease and death especially when compared to non-smokers. But what about obesity – just how risky is it?

05/15/2014

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Some Ovarian Cancer Associated With Obesity

There is new research that suggests for the first time that some cases of ovarian cancer are associated with obesity.

03/18/2014

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Sleep Deprivation May Increase Risk For Obesity

New research shows that if you don’t get the sleep you need, your risk for obesity goes up.

03/12/2014

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Teen Fitness May Correlate With Adult Heart Health

The exercise you do as an adolescent may actually reduce your heart attack risk in the future, unless you become obese.

01/16/2014

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Most Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

After a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.

01/14/2014

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US Paying The Price For Obesity

The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.

11/26/2013

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Fast Food Restaurants Add Healthier Options

I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a new battle going on at fast food restaurants. It is a desire to make them healthier with their food choices.

10/07/2013

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Weighing In On Airlines Weighing Passengers

Samoan Air announced plans last month to add an XL class for its larger customers to provide larger seats. Which means the airline is going to start weighing passengers.

08/07/2013

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Americans Must Change Their Diet And Exercise Habits

We are a nation on the run, but unfortunately not a nation that runs or even walks much. We are on the run in our cars to a large extent and we don’t often exercise or eat right.

05/24/2013

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Desk Jobs Increase Risk Of Obesity

If you sit behind a desk six hours a day, you have almost doubled the risk of obesity when you compare it to someone who spends only 45 minutes a day behind a desk.

05/09/2013

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Tax Deductions For Weight Loss Programs

The IRS issued a ruling that states that if your physician determines that you are obese and then prescribes a weight loss program, the fees for the weight loss program are deductible medical expenses for tax purposes.

03/26/2013

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Study: Adults Often Bully Overweight Kids

Research out of Yale University finds that although overweight and obese adolescents are most often bullied by friends and peers, a significant numbers of them are also bullied by adults.

01/03/2013

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Fat Philly No More?

A recent report seems to demonstrate that citywide efforts in Philadelphia against childhood obesity are working.

12/12/2012

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