February 6, 2013
Study: driving to work packs on pounds


People who drive to work gain more weight yearly, even if they exercise, than people who don’t drive to work, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read more >

January 25, 2013
Can twitter help you lose weight?


Having a good support system of family and friends can help you reach your weight loss goals, but what about your Twitter followers? A new study found that connecting with others about your weight loss goals on Twitter can aid weight loss [HuffingtonPost.com].

August 28, 2012
Keep a food journal to lose weight

Keeping a food journal can help you lose more weight, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [ABCNews].

To start your own food journal, grab a notebook and record what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day, how hungry or thirsty you feel, and where you’re eating your meals. Over time, you’ll be able to notice patterns (portion control, etc.), and you can use this to make healthy changes. Read more >

August 15, 2012
Study: obese job seekers have less chance of finding work

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Your waistline shouldn’t impact your job search, but unfortunately it may be a deciding factor when it comes to gaining employment. A study published online in the International Journal of Obesity showed that when people unknowingly viewed images of potential coworkers before and after weight loss surgery, the candidates were rated more poorly when obese. The resumes were equivalent as far as skills, experience, and education.

Learn more about how obesity affects work here >

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March 28, 2012
Weight loss advice circa 1960: eat sugar, lose weight.

(via HuffingtonPost.com)

March 12, 2012
America’s least and most obese metro areas

A new survey found that McAllen-Edinburgh-Mission, Texas, is the most obese metro area in the U.S. The least obese metro area: Boulder, Co.

Read the full article at HuffingtonPost.com >

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