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2012-07-18 23:00:47

Prejudice against obese women may persist even after they lose weight, according to a new study by by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The University of Manchester, and Monash University. Research examined the attitudes towards women who were formerly obese but lost weight either through behavioral or surgical methods. Los Angeles weight loss surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian of LAP-BAND VIP said that although obesity is an issue in itself which needs attention, so does the prejudice. Los...

2012-07-18 23:00:08

To fight childhood obesity, improve fitness and sports performance, local fitness professional, Mark Stainthorpe, launches the first youth fitness and sports camp in Elkins Park, PA. Elkins Park, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Local youth fitness expert, Mark Stainthorpe, recently announced The Gym's launch of Youth Fit Sports Camp (YFSC), Elkins Park´s first youth fitness sports camp specifically designed to combat childhood obesity, to improve youth fitness and sports performance....

More Doctor Visits Due To Obesity Than Smoking
2012-07-17 10:17:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling lethargic. Complaining of a headache. These are a just a few reasons a patient might visit a doctor. There´s a possibility that many of these issues could be related to a greater problem. Many of these issues used to be related to smoking and doctors wanted to combat the consequences of “big tobacco.” However, a new study shows that there´s been a shift of issues related to smoking to problems...

Watching TV Leads To Weight Gain and Physical Weakness
2012-07-16 09:53:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching too much TV is generally considered unhealthy by many experts, and that could be no more true than in a new study published in BioMed Central℠s ℠International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity´ (IJBNPA) that has found the more hours young children spend in front of the screen, the more they are adding to their waist line as they continue to grow. Children under the age of two should...

2012-07-11 08:54:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In this day and age, work and home life can be a stressful balance for women. On the one hand, women have more opportunities in the work place than ever. On the other hand, as women may take on more tasks and responsibilities at work, it may have a negative impact on their health. In particular, scientists recently found that middle-aged women who work long hours have a higher chance of leading less healthy lifestyles and have a greater...

2012-07-10 12:05:02

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study to be published in the online journal BMJ Open, sitting down for more than three hours a day can reduce a person´s life expectancy by two years, even if they are otherwise physically active and refrain from dangerous sedentary habits. Watching TV for more than two hours a day can exacerbate that problem, decreasing life expectancy by another 1.4 years, said the report which analyzed five underlying studies of...

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