State Obesity Rates Hold Steady; 30% Or More In Texas & 21 StatesNew government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving. Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year.
Becoming A Dad? Expect To Gain 3 To 5 Pounds, Study SuggestsMany men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.
Methodist Dallas Hospital Helps Their Own Get HealthyAccording 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.
Treadmill Desks Helping City Workers Shed PoundsSome 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.
Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity 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.
Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, SodaThere's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
Texans Sending Overweight Pups To Doggie Boot CampToo 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.
Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States 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.
Airline Introduces Pay-By-Weight Ticket PricingA 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 Try To Separate Obesity Fact & FictionResearchers 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.
Veterinary Tips To Trim Down Your Pudgy PetLosing 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.
Overweight-Only Gym Fosters Supportive AtmosphereDownsize 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.