Once, a long, long time ago I did an Olympic length triathlon for no other reason but to see if I could do it. I got in great shape and had fun and most certainly didn't win. But I did it and I'm proud as peach!
Or, I was, until I read about James Lawrence, a 39-year-old triathlon coach and personal trainer who completed 50 Ironman-distance events in 50 states in 50 consecutive days...
Have you seen this PSA yet? The non-profit, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta #Strong4LIfe campaign has released an anti-obesity PSA about a 30 year old man who weighs 300 lbs and is having a heart attack.
The ad shows all the moments in his life leading up to the heart attack...
As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice in general can be part of a good, healthy diet. However, fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for babies under the age of six months. Fruit juice also has no benefits over whole fruit for older children. Not only that, apple juice contains trace amounts of arsenic.
At the University of Chicago, researchers released new data on child obesity. 300 children from Kentucky, between the ages of four and ten were studied. The study found an interesting correlation between children who don't get enough sleep and an increased risk for obesity and weight-related problems.