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Post tagged as 'obesity'

Lasers are the new push-ups

by Denis Faye | September 17, 2010
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It’s been a dandy week for studies and news articles about obesity, exercise, and the absurd ways we as a species try to avoid the former while side-stepping the latter. Behold this blog post from Consumer Reports Health tal

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Americans eat out, but don’t work out

by Denis Faye | September 15, 2010
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Pop quiz. On any given day, guess how many Americans participate in some kind of vigorous exercise. 30%? 15%? Not even close. In a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 80,000 respondents were asked a

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Study confuses overweight people with the Cookie Monster.

by Denis Faye | July 29, 2010
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I’m honored (or “honoured,” as they say in Britain) to announce that the University of Bristol has recently completed the world’s goofiest study, as published in the International Journal of Obesity. From R

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In case you’re wondering, America is getting fatter.

by Denis Faye | July 1, 2010
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Looks like we need to lay off the amber waves of grain a little. According to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America‘s Future 2010, a report from the Trust for America’s Health, 28 of our fair states gained weight.

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Pumping iron, but still pumping donuts too.

by Denis Faye | June 17, 2010
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Americans are exercising regularly. But guess what? We’re still fat! From the AP: A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday finds obesity rates were frozen last year at around 28 p

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Taking Back Our Lives

by Denis Faye | March 6, 2010
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The film Fresh motivated a full article and in my research I came across this old rant that seems as relevant now as ever. The Fattening Of America It’s, essentially, akin to the film Fresh in that it’s about getting proactive

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Fresh: The Movie

by Denis Faye | March 5, 2010
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Fresh is in my mind the best of all the recent food movies. If we could make this film required viewing in our schools it would change the world, and along the way take the biggest single bite out of our obesity epidemic of any mo

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The battle against rat fat.

by Denis Faye | February 1, 2010
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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati seem to think they’ve found yet another way to fight the growing obesity epidemic. I had to read this press release three times before I understood it and even then, I’m figh

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"Obesity rates idle as most of us are already fat."

by Denis Faye | January 14, 2010
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Not much I can add to the story on the other side of this link except to say that when I first saw the headline, I momentarily thought The Onion had hacked into NBC’s website. What a weird world we live in.

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Just when you thought you could trust McDonalds.

by Denis Faye | January 8, 2010
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If you’re a regular Fitness Nerd reader, this CBS report on America’s obesity problem is old news. Regardless, it still packs a punch, particularly the 400-pound, 16-year-old girl. And just so that I can completely rui

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