Should Obesity Be Considered a Disease?

Here in the United States, there has been much discussion already about whether obesity should be recognized as a disease. Certainly, the health problems, conditions and diseases to which obesity contributes strongly are a major health cost factor and consideration. Now, the medical and health systems and practitioners in the United Kingdom can no longer… Continue reading Should Obesity Be Considered a Disease?

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Is There a Link Between Video Games and Obesity?

For a long time, we’ve assumed a correlation between the video game habits of many kids and obesity. As a society, we’ve even assigned a visual stereotype to it. You know the one. A chubby teen lolling on the sofa for hours on end, the game controller in one hand, a bag of chips at… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Video Games and Obesity?

Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren’t… Continue reading Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma — almost 1 million children in… Continue reading One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study

5 Weight Loss Diets That Suck

Obesity. It’s a condition that never stops being in the news. Probably because it never stops. Never stops being a health risk. Never stops making people unhealthy. Never stops making people unhappy. But is it worth risking your life to lose some weight? Maybe, according to millions of overweight people. Every day, more and more… Continue reading 5 Weight Loss Diets That Suck

Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA

Grenada is a small island nation in the Caribbean. With a national GDP of just over $1.4 billion, which relies on tourism for most of it’s income. With 33% of the population unemployed and relatively low education standards, you’d expect that health and wellness wouldn’t be their strong suit. Then, you read a study like… Continue reading Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA