Obesity

Mar 25, 2013

Store In Sweden Uses Average Sized Mannequins, World Poos Pants [Sugar Binge]

A department store in Sweden, called Ahlens, decided to use some mannequins with an average woman’s body type. The mannequin...

Jul 9, 2012

Is NYC's Proposed Soda Ban Taking it Too Far? [Body Blog]

"New Yorkers for Beverage Choices" sounds like a joke group straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit. But it's very real. And its members are engaged in what's shaping up to be a pretty serious fight in New York City.

Mar 10, 2012

What Causes Childhood Obesity And Is Worse Than Marijuana?

Eating food that come straight out of the back of a truck is heavenly. Seriously. Korean barbeque quesadillas, classic Los...

Is Spandex Making Americans Fat?

Spandex. Estimates suggest that it is found in 80% of the clothing sold in America. Which means that almost every single American owns at least one piece of clothing that has at some amount of Spandex in it. And apparently, some people think that it’s making us fat.

Jan 2, 2012

Candy Dish: They DO Eat

•So that's what models eat •How reality TV is actually harmful to women •From Limp Bizkit to sitcom star? •Flashback time: we heart Zoolander •The benefit of obesity •Our favorite day: shirtless FridayLizzie McGuire is having a boy!

Oct 14, 2011

Body Blog: Are Bad Habits Contagious?

Is obesity contagious? What about smoking and drug use? Is it possible to unconsciously pick up the bad habits and health problems of your friends? First introduced in 2007, this idea has sparked a debate among researchers and doctors that is still heating up.

Aug 15, 2011

Sep 20, 2010

Body Blog: Need Some Motivation?

When every guy you know is a complete let down, your major is still undecided and you can’t find the perfect pair of boots, you feel defeated/without control/craving a brownie. But just because some things never go right, there is one thing in your life that is 100% up to you: your health.

Aug 23, 2010

Body Blog: Do This One Thing

The beginning of another school year sneaked up on us, along with an opportunity to meet new people, join new clubs and do better in our classes (okay well I like to tell myself this, at least). Unfortunately, it’s also the perfect opportunity to gain weight via late night pizza runs and all you can eat dining halls.

Mar 25, 2010

The Know: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

There's a new reality show in town, peeps, and this time it's actually good. I'm not talking so-bad-it's-oh-so-good like Jersey Shore and all it's fist pumping glory (as thankful as I am that I've learned how to beat the beat); I'm talking eye-opening, thought provoking, I-can't-believe-this-is-the-country-we-live-in good, and it's starting this Friday.

Nov 30, 2009

Are You Too Fat To Graduate? [POLL]

Students at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania aren’t very happy. And you probably wouldn’t be either if your school told you that you were too fat to graduate. Sound rude? Yeah. Are they right? Maybe.

Oct 17, 2009

Stop Being Lazy and Start Making Music

We all know Americans are lazy. We have the highest obesity rate in the world and we're more well-known for our fast food chains than anything else. Except maybe Paris Hilton...which is even more depressing. But how can we convince people to live more active lives when we're constantly bombarded with inventions and machines that make it so easy to do everything without doing anything?

Aug 8, 2009

Scientific Studies That Make You Say “Duh”

Scientists these days must be bored out of their minds, because many of the health studies that have been cropping up lately are painfully uninteresting. The results are so obvious that they might as well skip the experiment and just use their common sense.

Apr 22, 2009

Coffee is Good, Vegetables Are Not

Health guidelines and facts are constantly changing as we learn more about the human body and what we need to stay strong. To maintain optimal health, you need to keep up to date with the newest in fitness, nutrition and medical research. Check out the latest headlines about that unique body of yours: