In the United States, only 1 in 4 children and youth gets recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. In response, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a clinical report urging pediatricians to issue prescriptions for physical activity to their patients. (Photo: Vinicius DePizzol, Creative Commons)
Forget fitness fads and miracle diets, a panel of physicians predicts that half of Americans will be obese by 2030, and a quarter of us will be severely obese. Their findings, reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, foresees dire consequences for society. Jane Brody of the New York Times reports. (Photo © saje […]
It seems as if every week brings new revelations about our nation’s growing obesity problem, and with it a rising tide of chronic health-related problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure and others. This classic HBO documentary series explores the reasons behind the epidemic whose causes are complex and involve public food policy, […]
Have you seen the new documentary film Fed Up? Check out the trailer here. You can also join the “Fed Up” Sugar Free for 10 Days Challenge and access plenty of facts and useful information.
A pastor who once weighed over 400 pounds and preached while attached to an oxygen tank lost his weight and energized his congregation’s ministry by asking members to pledge a dollar or two for every pound he lost. That kind of playful innovation is sorely needed because clergy face higher rates of obesity than people in […]
Here’s a fine TEDxEast talk by Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED and The Thirty Project. Gustafson’s words bring challenges and much to ponder for all who desire to be good stewards of resources and self. (Photo by erix!. Thanks!)
HBO is taking a hard look at the growing epidemic of obesity in a four-part documentary. It shows how two thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of them are obese — bringing with it catastrophic costs. We must do a better job being stewards of health. The good news is HBO is making this available to everybody to watch by online streaming! (Photo © saje – Fotolia.com)
‘IT’S PERSONAL’ Blog As America’s percentage of overweight and obese people continues to rise, nutritionists and health care professionals tell us we need to eat better, reducing consumption of fatty and sugary processed foods, and increasing our intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, in Massachusetts and Maine doctors are “prescribing” vegetables for low-income […]