Diets don’t work. The diet and supplement industry is a $30 billion industry, yet almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. When you’re depriving yourself and anxiously awaiting the end of your diet, you’re not setting yourself up for long-term healthy habits. All most people end up with frustration, guilt, shame, weight gain and other negative emotions. Maybe your diet failed you, not the other way around.
Advice about what to eat, what to avoid eating and how to lose weight are all around us. Magazines, billboards, commercials and social media posts often promise quick and easy weight loss solutions. Friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members often obsess about the latest plan they’re on to lose weight. Do you ever feel tempted to try their diet, too? Or maybe you’ve already tried diet after diet and you’re feeling lost. If either of those scenarios applies to you, read on.
Depression is the ultimate villain. It brainwashes you, hoping you will succumb to its darkness, apathy and despair. But you must fight back. You must never surrender. And in order to conquer the enemy, you must understand its tactics.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is increasingly becoming a central focus in the 2016 presidential election, especially now that Democratic candidates are preparing for a debate there next month, but maybe the candidates should be debating somewhere in the Navajo Nation instead. This week, Native Americans have been pointing out that they’ve faced even worse water contamination for years and received far less media attention.
There is an issue that has been flying under the radar for far too long. It is an issue that has become a socially acceptable form of discrimination and is prevalent in every state throughout our great nation: Weight bias. The unfortunate reality is that 69 percent of adults in the United States are overweight and 35 percent are obese. To compound on this highly complex threat to our nation’s health and well-being, how the general population perceives those who are overweight or obese is debatably an even more powerful societal issue.
My 6-year-old daughter, Azure, is a natural athlete just like her older siblings. She can jump and flip like the rest of them and has even already taught herself to successfully land a back handspring.
For the first time, the U.S. Army will funnel soldiers into jobs based on their levels of fitness, military officials said last week. Four new tests will measure how far recruits can jump or throw a ball, how fast they can run and how much weight they can lift, the Associated Press reported.
In the opening scene of Dreamworks animated movie "The Croods," Grug, the burley caveman dad, hollers “breakfast formation” and in response, each family member from grandma to baby hustles in place for an all-in, epically choreographed hunt, ending in a shared meal back at the cave.
If “what’s for dinner?” is the most common question in your home, the U.S. government thinks it has the answer.
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During the winter months it can be difficult to feel awake and energized first thing in the morning. Between the darkness and the inevitable chill in the house, the struggle is real. In an ideal world I would wake up to a roaring fire and hot cup of tea waiting for me beside a cozy chair with a super soft blanket draped over it, inviting me to wake up at my own pace. In reality, I have kids to feed, responsibilities to attend to and well, I don't even own a fireplace. Here are a few simple routines I ...
Have you ever had that moment in the office when you start to get hungry, but the only food around are chips, chocolate and cookies left over from the last office party?
Prescription medications are part of millions of Americans’ daily existence — at least 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. While medications can be helpful and even life-saving, some are addictive and have a high abuse potential.
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