A simple miscalculation could be the difference in classifying a truly obese person as overweight. This is not to be taken lightly when being obese significantly increases your chances of developing life-threatening cholesterol, blood pressure and heart issues. Researchers suggest about 39 percent of Americans who are currently classed as slightly overweight are, in fact, obese. [Read more]
Being overweight not only presents many physical problems that have to be dealt with, but it is also problematic to mental and emotional health. In fact, the effects of obesity on mental health can be as damaging as the physical effects. [Read more]
Meal replacement diets are great for controlling calories while getting essential nutrients. Commercial diet plans are effective for short-term weight loss, but require dedication to stick with long term. [Read more]
It is an established fact that as people age, their metabolism slows and their body composition changes as muscle mass is gradually lost. But does this mean that slow weight gain is the inevitable? Not necessarily if you take some simple steps to counter the metabolic effects of aging.
Criticizing an industry over its practices is a risky proposition. The defensive and offensive mechanisms are well oiled and ready to be rolled out the moment a threat to profit is detected. For years we have watched the tobacco industry fly in the face of public health issues with complete disregard for the long-term effects on society.
With approximately 60 percent of the United States population overweight, it is expected that by 2030 about 50 percent of the total population will be overweight or obese. Through studies, scientists have learned that being overweight or obese is more costly than being of a normal weight. Not only does being obese or overweight impact the individual, but also employers, other employees, and the government. [Read more]