Obesity as “Disease”?

What makes something a disease? Apparently, enough doctors agreeing that it’s a disease. Last week, the American Medical Association decided that we’d all be better served if obesity were recognized as one. And one third of the American population was instantly diagnosed. According to the New York Times, this decision went against the conclusions of …

Fitting in Fitness and Other Health Tips from Around the Web

Have trouble finding time to exercise? Squeeze It In shows you all kinds of ways to turn your everyday activities into fitness opportunities. Think trail mix is a healthy snack? It can be – or it can be little better than a candy bar. So Fooducate offers some great tips for choosing the healthiest kinds. …

Health Tips Blogaround

Some favorite recent posts from blogs we enjoy reading regularly…   Dr. Best posts an interesting video on the association between smoking and back pain, and the impact of nicotine on bone health Cranky Fitness shares reader tips for healthy living on a budget Dr. Shamira reflects on the wisdom of the body and the …

Quick Links: Diet and Exercise Edition

89 Percent of Children’s Food Products Provide Poor Nutritional Quality, Study Finds (Science Daily) The Productive Diet (Washington Post) Regular Walking Nearly Halves Elderly Disability Risk (Science Daily) Active Lifestyle May Prevent Cancer: Japan Study (Reuters) Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme (Natural News) Weight Watchers Vs. Fitness Centers (Science Daily)