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There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one third of Americans are now considered to be obese. Obesity is the second cause of preventable death and contributes to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, hypertension and stroke. Clearly, [...]
No matter what you do, your ailing parents complain. Tonight’s dinner was bland. You missed a spot when you cleaned mom’s room. And your ears are still ringing from their non-stop complaints about how you’re raising your children. Your once close relationship with your mom or dad has been diminished to a bunch of tasks [...]
If you’re living with arthritis, you probably already know that there’s so much more to this disease than inflammation and stiff, painful joints. Arthritis can take a toll on your mental health, as well. You may feel like this condition has stolen some of the physical activities you once enjoyed. Some people with arthritis even [...]
How many obese kids are in the average middle school or high school school classroom in the US? Between 1976 and 1980, that number would have been about 1 in 20. Today, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents and teens are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood obesity is an [...]
For some women, pregnancy and pig out are synonyms. But when it comes to weight gain during pregnancy, aim for the Goldilocks rule: not too much, not too little. Gaining too much weight or not gaining enough could have health risks for you and your baby. Here’s what you should know about weight gain during [...]