3 Easy Tips To Lose Fat – Your Weight Loss

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Battling obesity in Marquette County

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Unhealthy relationship with food: Well I say ‘Hell to the No’

Tell me I should eat my wheaties, (you know what) Hell to the no (Hell to the no) Tell me I'll come down with diabetes Hell to the no (Hell to the no) Back in the '90s I loved Baywatch. The … [Read more...]

Let’s Move! turns 1

Let's Move! Celebrates First Anniversary First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative against childhood obesity celebrated its first birthday on February 7. All over the US, events to … [Read more...]

Your child’s diet and her/his IQ

What your child eats can have an effect on his or her IQ. And the earlier you start them on the healthy diet, the better. Results from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children show that … [Read more...]

Health updates, 4 February: All about our food

Food Bill Aims to Improve Safety Data from the CDC indicates that 1 in 6 Americans catch some kid of food-borne disease each year. Approximately 48 million people are affected according to the … [Read more...]

My resolution: Eat as well as my kids

“Do what I say, don’t do what I do.” Is this the rule we set for our kids at home? It seems that many parents, while being particular about providing a healthy diet for their kids, are actually … [Read more...]

Make nutritious eating fun and attractive

How do you convince a 5-year old to eat fruit and vegetables? I know of moms who are tearing their hair out as to how to make their children eat healthy stuff. Cajoling, bribery, coercion. I am pretty … [Read more...]

Call for Action to Breastfeed

Everybody knows that breastfeeding is the best and benefits both mother and child. Yet, although 75% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 13% stick it out up to 6 months. The reason for this are … [Read more...]

Are soda taxes worth it?

America is overweight.  With people moving less and consuming more junk food and highly-sweetened beverages, a population with 26% overweight prevalance is not surprising.  As it is not easy to drive … [Read more...]

Being active this winter Part II: There’s more you can do!

Hibernating in the winter time is natural. Animals do that all the time. I can understand why we tend to be very slow come winter, why our bed seems to be the coziest place in the world. The bears and … [Read more...]

Food in US day cares needs to be improved and here is how

Childhood obesity is becoming a major concern not only in the US but in many developed countries as well. Current estimates indicated that a 3rd of American children are overweight or obese. Two … [Read more...]

Menu nutritional info: does it help you make healthy choices?

How often do you read the nutritional info on a food package? Does the info influence your decision to buy? It does for me. But what about food in restaurants? Would info on fat, cholesterol, sugar … [Read more...]

Where do those “empty calories” come from?

“Empty calories” are the energy that you get when eating solid fats and added sugars. And to them applies the well-known quote “A moment in your lips, forever on your hips.” These empty calories … [Read more...]

Lifestyle interventions can work – even for the severely obese

The severely obese are often treated as hopeless cases when it comes to weigh loss programs and are often referred for more radical treatments such as bariatric surgery. However, recent results … [Read more...]

Do commercial weight loss programs work? This one does.

When it comes to branded weight loss plans, the name Jenny Craig is quite well-known. But do these programs work? Now, health experts are generally skeptical of any commercially promoted weight … [Read more...]

The benefits of walking to school

School has just started in many parts of the western world. Since my kids joined the Swiss public school system last year, they’ve been walking to school on their own. School is just a 5-minute … [Read more...]

What’s in your bag of popcorn?

Going to the movies is fun! Except that it comes with things that are detrimental to your health. The soda. The sweets. And the popcorn, too. You’d say, “C’mon, don’t be such a spoilsports. Movies … [Read more...]

Obesity updates: mostly bad news for anti-obesity drugs

Today, I am bringing you the latest research updates on drugs for obesity. Unfortunately, it is not all good news. New research finds no evidence that popular slimming supplements facilitate … [Read more...]

Check your child’s BMI!

Have you ever calculated your child’s body mass index (BMI)? I mean, we do check our children’s weight from time to time – that is what the bathroom scales are for. We also measure their heights … [Read more...]

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