Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.
Obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue. Excess weight increases the risk of many diseases:
Abdominal, or visceral, fat — weight centered at and above the waist — poses a threat to a person’s health.
BMI and waist size are used to calculate disease risk
Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a "normal" portion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Foods high in protein are not only healthy, they tend to be more filling and keep you full longer.
Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems
The transtheoretical model defines five stages a person goes through to change unhealthy behavior
Knowing how to read nutrition facts labels can help identify unhealthy foods and beverages.
Daily exercise is a prescription to reduce stress and anxiety.
Chili hits the spot in cooler weather. It tastes good and is good for you.
A mobile farmers market brings healthy food to low-income communities
You don’t need fancy equipment to get a good workout
Walking is the simplest aerobic exercise to improve health