Teen Obesity

Unfortunately, most kids’ activity decreases dramatically when they enter adolescence. Even with motivation, losing weight for most teenagers can be difficult. According to a Temple University public health study featured on the Huffington Post, this is because teenagers are not very health conscious (their primary concern is losing weight), or are …

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Obesity Epidemic is a myth?

This is the question Mike Schatzki, author of the newly published book, “The Great Fat Fraud” tries to answer “yes” to. He claims that obesity has been blown out of proportion, and that calling it an epidemic is a fraud by the Weight loss industry. A WSJ article discusses some …

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Do hormones doom weight loss?

There are a ton of news reports about a new study showing that a year after losing 10% body weight, people have hormonal changes that promote greater hunger.  One such hormone is leptin.  These articles then argue for the existence of a “set-point” that our body will vigorously defend.  The only problem is:  …

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Say “NO!” to holiday calories; “YES!” to dropping a pant size! Some tips…

Worried about going up a pant size or two this holiday season? Here are a few tips to make this season healthy and guilt-free: –Stay active, and enjoy this season’s activities with loved ones. Find a buddy you can stay active with/or check in with. –Weight yourself daily: tracking progress is …

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