According to researchers at the University of Maryland, some 55% of the nation’s nurses or overweight or obese—citing stress, and the hectic pace as some of the reasons that it’s so hard to focus on their own health.
Some employees in the City of Dallas 311 call center are walking off extra weight, all while working their usual jobs. The department added a Trek Desk last year, to give workers an alternative to their sedentary work styles.
Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.
There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
Too many treats and too few walks can equal a pudgy pooch. The growing size of dogs is a growing problem across the country. Now some pet owners are turning to doggy weight loss centers for help.
A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers.
A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air plans to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of passengers and their bags.
Researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs found it lacking. Their report says dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solutions to the nation’s weight problems.
Losing weight is always a popular resolution for the new year, but what about extending that to your pet? Nearly 25 percent of dogs and cats in Texas are overweight.
Downsize Fitness is an exclusive health club, evocative of the nation’s trendiest gyms. But there’s a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight.
Lose weight, live longer… right? But a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that this is not always true. It’s been dubbed the “obesity paradox.”
A CBS television news anchor in Wisconsin fought back on live TV in response to a disparaging email about her weight and accusations of being an irresponsible role model for girls.