Football players on field

400-Lb. Running Back, Tony Picard, Is 'Biggest In Nation' [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 14:03

High school running back, Tony Picard, who stands at over six feet tall and weighs over 400 lbs., is the ‘biggest in nation’ across all levels of football.

Woman sleeping on bed

Consistent Bed And Wake Times Linked To Healthier Weight In Women

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:56

Women who consistently wake up and go to sleep at the same time could be more likely to have a healthier weight and a lower body fat percentage.

Sailor helps a student in Ecuador with a donated backpack

7 Back-To-School Backpack Safety Tips For Your Child

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:51

To lighten the load on your child’s back, follow these back-to-school backpack safety tips that will significantly reduce back pain.

Women on beach

97% Of Women Suffer From Poor Body Image

By | Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:59

Ninety-seven percent of women report that they have an “I hate my body” moment at least once a day.

Framing Incentives: High Premiums For Overweight Or Low Premiums For Healthy-Weight?

Framing Incentives: High Premiums For Overweight Or Low Premiums For Healthy-Weight?

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 21:31

Research has found that offering higher premiums for overweight people rather than low premiums for healthy-weight people can make the overweight people feel like they're being punished, making framing that much more important.

Algorithm Predicts Body Mass Index from Face Photos

Algorithm Can Predict Body Mass Index from Face Photos in Online Profiles

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:55

Bad news for people with self-enhancing profile pictures in social media and online dating sites — a new visual image algorithm can detect body mass index (BMI) and weight based only on face photos.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana's Weight Revealed On Allure Cover, Sociologist Says Could Encourage 'Disordered Eating'

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:43

Beauty magazine Allure is drawing backlash for a headline on its June cover that reveals actress Zoe Saldana's weight.


Holiday Season Tips on Healthy Eating for Kids

By | Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:21

A dietician offers simple tips that can help kids avoid excess weight gain during the holiday season.

scary movies

Watching Horror Films Burns as Much Calories as a 30-Minute Walk

By | Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:19

Researchers claim that instead of working up a sweat, sitting on the sofa and watching adrenaline-pumping horror movies can help burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk.

drinking alcohol in bar

Eight Guidelines to Make Your Choice of Alcohol Healthier

By | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:04

Alcoholic beverages are consumed everyday worldwide. Health experts suggest those who choose to consume these drinks, should do so in moderation.

obesity exercise

Coca Cola Study Finds that People Can Be 'Fit and Fat'

By | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:36

Researchers have confirmed that not all obesity is created equal.

Manipulating Gut Bacteria Could Lead to Weight Loss

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:08

What is in your gut may determine how much you weigh on the scale. The human gut contains a lot of organisms that help break down food. Recent research has suggested that manipulating the composition of the organisms in the gut can help people live a healthy life.