Tag: obesity

Fatherhood, Health, Nutrition, Parenting, Sports

race to obesityAre Our Children Winning the Race to Obesity?

Dear Mr. Dad: Everyone knows about the crisis of overweight and obese kids. With the Winter Olympics just a few weeks away, I got to wondering whether so many kids being fat and out of shape will affect the United States’ ability to compete (not necessarily in these Olympics, but in the future). What do […]

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gluteh vs wheatIs The Anti-Gluten Frenzy About To Be Countered By A Pro-Wheat Comeback?

Americans at one time lived their lives utterly unconcerned about the gluten in their diets. But an anti-gluten craze that erupted in the last decade has become so prominent that it spawned a $16-billion-a-year industry. Gluten became branded as the enemy of good health, bestselling books scared the public away from wheat, and foods marketed […]

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Diabetes, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Others

Obesity is Bad, Right? Well, Except When It’s Good.

We all know that obese people have worse outcomes than thinner people in nearly every possible health condition: stroke, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even breast and colon cancers. But there is one specific type of cancer where obese people actually have a lower death rate than folks carrying a normal body weight. […]

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Cardio, Diabetes, Health, Nutrition, Others

Top Chronic Diseases Men Should be Aware OfTop Chronic Diseases Men Should be Aware Of

Although the gap has definitely decreased, women still live an average of 5 years longer than men do. And although both men and women are affected by chronic illness, men tend to smoke and drink more than women increasing their risk of many diseases. To top it off, men are also much less diligent about getting preventative care […]

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Diabetes, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Cut Out Soda, Cut Your Risk of Diabetes

Americans consume nearly 130 pounds of added sugars per person every year. This includes both sugar and high fructose corn syrup. These sugars lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and can be found in sweetened drinks, syrup, honey, breads, and yogurts. Since the 1970’s sugar consumption has decreased 40%, this is slightly misleading since […]

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