Hike & Bike Trails Improve Neighborhood Fitness
Children from low-income households are at a higher risk for obesity, but one way communities can reduce this risk is to add high-quality trails to low-income neighborhoods.
Start Counting Calories Instead of Sheep
That midnight snack you're stealing while you're struggling to get back to sleep may satisfy late night hunger - but it may also be extra calories your body doesn't need.
Weight Loss Program Shows Promise
The obesity epidemic especially afflicts low-income people - who are also less likely to receive good health care. But at least one experimental program offers some positive results.
We all Scream for Ice Cream
Suspicions have been confirmed: ice cream is addictive! Well, maybe not. But highly rewarding foods such as ice cream and chocolate stimulate the brain and cause addictive-like neural changes.
Wrong Ways to Lose Weight
As the number of overweight or obese Americans rises, it is good to hear that many are trying to lose weight. Some of their weight-loss methods, however, could be hurting their kidneys.
Teaming Up Means Slimming Down
Looking to shed some pounds? Recruit some friends and make it a contest - chances are, you'll have a much better chance of getting rid of that extra weight.
Get Off That Couch - Every Week!
Successfully adding regular exercise into your life doesn't happen overnight. Obvious as it may sound, your level of motivation really does matter each and every week.
Candy and Cookies and Chips, So What?
Parents and policymakers worried about the junk food offerings at schools may be focusing their anger in the wrong direction, according to a new study.
Praise Away Child Obesity
Baffled by how to best help your obese child? The key may be a positive treatment program filled with plenty of praise and parental involvement.
Calories For Fat, Protein For Lean Mass
Eating too much - but not enough protein - might mean you'll weigh less than heavy protein eaters, but you'll likely be carrying around a higher percentage of fat.