Candymaker Pledges to Fight Obesity

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.

Anorexics Weigh In on ‘Thinspo’ Internet Sites

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.

Stomach-Pumping Machine Makes Calories Disappear

PHOTO: The AspireAssist stomach pump sucks food out of the user's belly before the body can fully digest it.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!

Roadkill — It’s What’s For Dinner

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.

Bands on the Run – Checking Out Activity Trackers

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!

 

 

Is Fitspo Motivational or a Dangerous Obsession?

abs-bellyWomen have suffered from self-esteem issues since the dawn of time. Now thanks to social media, self-loathing is just a few clicks away.

 

 

Thinspo–short for thinspiration–is a term used to describe images and ideas posted on social media sites that are supposed to inspire women to lose weight, but all too often fuel eating disordered-behavior and the pursuit of skeletal thinness. Read the rest of the story here>>

Truckers Get Healthy for the Long Haul

PHOTO: Bob Perry, Trucker Trainer and Rolling Strong Founderrolls a tire 63 miles in support of driver health and wellness.Initiatives aimed at keeping truckers healthy while on the road.

 

 

John Drury is a rare breed. At 6-foot-7 and 340 pounds he is a trucker who is also a dance fitness instructor. He cares a great deal about his health, but admits it’s tough to keep in shape when you’re behind the wheel 11 hours a day, often for weeks at a time… Read the rest of the story here>>