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How Much Exercise Do You REALLY Need to Lose Weight?

If you're trying to lose weight, you probably need more than the general recommended amount of exercise -- but how much more?
Posted 5/2/2017  6:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 1399 comments   1,510,582 views
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Is the Junk-Food 'Addiction' Study Junk Science?

A new study claims that Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine. Is this study legit--or junk science?
Posted 10/23/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 81 comments   38,119 views
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Should Obesity Be Classified as a Disease?

The AMA recently voted to classify obesity as a disease. What do you think?
Posted 6/19/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Megan Patrick : 139 comments   28,649 views
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8 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

If you continue to do everything right but still struggle to lose weight, then this is a must-read!
Posted 4/28/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 155 comments   4,074,701 views
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Does the Prejudice against Obesity Motivate You to Lose Weight?

Is all the emphasis on "fighting obesity" increasing the stigma of obesity and causing even more problems?
Posted 3/20/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Dean Anderson : 346 comments   54,482 views
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Food Addiction is Real (and 6 Ways to Deal)

Guest blogger Dr. Pamela Peeke shares exciting and eye-opening info about the science of food addiction--and offers ways to cope.
Posted 2/13/2013  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 50 comments   137,463 views
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Poll: Is 'Shame' a Helpful Weight-Loss Motivator?

A prominent bioethicist is making headlines this week with his unconventional (and, some say, mean-spirited) plan to curb obesity rates and health-care costs. What do YOU think?
Posted 1/28/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 221 comments   24,463 views
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How Downplaying the Obesity Epidemic Harms Public Health

Recently, Becky has seen several news stories downplaying the effects of excess weight. She thinks this is a very big issue, and she would like you to share your thoughts, too
Posted 1/25/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 84 comments   26,627 views
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Avoid the Self-Fulfilling Fat Prophecy

According to new research, feeling fat--even though you aren't--can actually make you fat!
Posted 10/26/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 27 comments   35,269 views
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Does Fitness Matter More than Weight?

Some of the latest research seems to contradict what we've typically been lead to believe. Size is not always the best indicator of health.
Posted 10/16/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 92 comments   29,638 views
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Healthy Teens Equal Smarter Teens

Studies on adults have shown metabolic syndrome is associated with brain changes in adults. New research shows the same effects on the teenage brain.
Posted 10/9/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 6 comments   15,281 views
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The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

What can we start doing today, right now, in our own homes and communities to help turn around the childhood obesity epidemic?
Posted 9/18/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   12,183 views
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How Prevalent is Obesity in Your State?

The latest nationwide obesity prevalence map has been released. Where does your state fall in the national rankings?
Posted 9/3/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 27 comments   11,313 views
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Are New FDA-Approved Diet Drugs Worth the Risk?

Within the past month, the FDA has approved two new prescription weight-loss drugs. It's important to understand the risks if you're considering trying them.
Posted 7/31/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 105 comments   47,259 views
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Could AC Be Making Us Fatter?

Data suggests that climate control could be among the modern conveniences causing our waistlines to expand. Is that bit of knowledge enough to make you give up AC, like I have?
Posted 7/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 90 comments   20,375 views
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