Reality T.V. shows on weight loss are sending the wrong message about health, says Natalie Ingraham, of the University of California and author of an ongoing study of “The Biggest Loser.” Ingraham presented her work at the 2011 American Public Health Association conference where she spoke on a panel about “The Politics of Obesity.”
At first blush, “The Biggest Loser” seems to demonstrate that anyone can lose weight. ... Continue Reading →
Pick up most any weight loss book and one of the first things the authors usually address is scaling back on portion sizes and reducing your calorie intake. However, Medical News Today reports that a study just published by the American Journal of Medicine now points to lack of exercise as the biggest culprit in the growing obesity crisis, potentially changing the focal point behind what it ... Continue Reading →
When it comes to weight, there is no doubt that there are major benefits to getting rid of excess fat in the name of good health. Your heart becomes stronger, your lungs function better and more easily, and your muscles are able to better handle whatever load you place on them.
However, researchers have just found yet another reason to entice individuals to lose any extra weight and it’s one that ... Continue Reading →