How does your exercise class stack up to, say, the Navy Seals?
Boot camp classes aren’t for sissies: Surviving the mix of calisthenics, kick-boxing, and various athletic drills takes a fairly high degree of fitness and an inexplicable love of drill sergeant-style instruction… Click here to read more.
Don’t want to work out? Use these tips to get moving again.
If the weather (too cold/hot/wet/dry), chatting with a friend, or picking lint off the rug are becoming regular excuses for skipping a workout, you’ve got yourself a motivation problem… Click here to read more.
Mars, Inc. North American president is calling for candy manufacturers to lead the fight against obesity.
With soda taxes and proposals to limit super size sweetened drinks already sweeping the nation, candy could be the next target in the war against obesity.There’s an inkling that candy manufacturers suspect this and are taking steps to head off future regulation.
Speaking at last week’s National Confectioners Association meeting in Miami, Debra Sandler… Click here to read more.
Thinspo Internet sites that glorify extreme thinness are increasing.
Thinspo –short for “thinspiration” – is a common term used to tag images and ideas posted on social media sites meant to encourage women to stay thin or become even thinner.
Women of all shapes and sizes visit thinspo blogs, post thinspired messages and tweet out related images daily. They use thinspro as a motivational tool, much the same as tacking inspirational notes and photos onto a refrigerator or mirror….. Click here to read more.
Called the AspireAssist device, it works by sucking the food right out of the stomach so that only about a third of the calories are absorbed by the body.
A group of inventors, who include the creator of the Segway, has come up with a gadget that lets people eat pretty much what they want and forget about the calories. Sound too good to be true? Read On!
Montana bill would legalize roadkill dining.
By passing a bill last week that allows motorists to eat their roadkill, the Montana House of Representatives may be on their way to legalizing the ultimate drive-through experience.
State Rep. Steve Lavin originally introduced the bill into Montana’s House to allow “game animals, fur-bearing animals, migratory game birds and upland game birds” who have been killed by a car to be harvested for food…. click here to read more.
Healthcare activist Regina Holliday is lobbying Hallmark, the world’s largest distributor of greeting cards, to offer a line hospice cards.
During the two months that Regina Holliday’s husband, Fred, was hospitalized with cancer, he received a tower of “Get Well Soon” cards, each a reminder of the friends and family who cared about him. But when all hope for recovery was gone and he entered hospice care, the cards stopped coming. Click here to read more.
Kenlie Tiggeman from New Orleans is suing Southwest Airlines for “discriminatory actions” after a gate agent told her she was “too fat to fly.”
At a time when obesity is seen as a serious public health threat, research has found a growing prejudice against fat people.
Last week, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University published a study suggesting that male jurors didn’t administer blind justice when it came to plus-size female defendants…. to read more click here.
Just when you think the fitness tracker trend is slowing down, a new one hits the market.
It’s likely that these personal activity tracking devices continue to do well because they make you constantly aware of how much you move during the day—or how much you don’t, which in many ways is the more telling health statistic. They coach, motivate and nag you a bit to ensure you’re taking steps, burning calories and even getting enough sleep. So which one is right for you? Read on!