Leave Fat Kids Alone

The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.

#children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #obesity, #parenting, #united-states, #weight

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Ashley Graham Talks Breastfeeding, Postpartum Hair Loss and Her Best Beauty Hack

How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.

#breastfeeding, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #exercise, #graham-ashley-1987, #hair, #skin, #weight

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.

#elson-karen, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #the-red-flame-book, #weight, #your-feed-fashion

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Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19

Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #disease-rates, #fat-tissue, #great-britain, #international-journal-of-obesity, #obesity, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

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Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live

Extra weight in some places may lower your risk of dying prematurely.

#deaths-fatalities, #weight

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Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19

People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting

A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.

#calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #fasting, #food, #muscles, #obesity, #weight

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #medicine-and-health, #obesity, #surgery-and-surgeons, #weight

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A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’

The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies.

#beauty-concept, #children-and-childhood, #denmark, #nudism-and-nudity, #parenting, #social-media, #television, #ultra-strips-down-tv-program, #warner-brothers, #weight, #your-feed-selfcare

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Keep Us From Gaining Weight?

Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning.

#artificial-sweeteners, #aspartame, #beverages, #calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #insulin, #obesity, #sucralose-artificial-sweetener, #sugar, #weight

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Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men

Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.

#annals-of-internal-medicine, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #kaiser-permanente, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #weight, #your-feed-healthcare

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‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.

#cain-mary-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #weight, #wesleyan-university

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Excited Again About a Woman on the Ticket

A former secretary of the Democratic National Committee recalls the first woman on a major-party ticket in 1984 and feels the same enthusiasm today. Also: Power outages; gaining weight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #ferraro-geraldine-a, #harris-kamala-d, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #weight

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Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.

#diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #muscles, #sugar, #weight

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #fasting, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #youth

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Tailors Know New Yorkers’ Pandemic Secret: ‘Everybody Got Fat!’

Tailors across New York City are expanding waistlines and moving buttons to accommodate the “Quarantine 15.”

#brooklyn-tailors-retailer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dry-cleaning, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #weight, #workplace-environment

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The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat

Sitting may confuse cellular sensors into thinking we are lighter than we are, prompting the body to put on weight.

#animals, #bones, #exercise, #obesity, #rodents, #weight

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Should We Be Drinking Less?

Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.

#agriculture-department, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #bmj-journal, #cancer, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #heart, #men-and-boys, #national-cancer-institute, #obesity, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Sitting All Day May Increase Your Risk of Dying From Cancer

Need another reason to move? Sedentary behavior was linked to an increased risk of fatal cancer.

#cancer, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart, #obesity, #walking, #weight

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Exploring the Links Between Coronavirus and Vitamin D

Sales of vitamin D to promote immune health have soared, but studies of vitamin D and Covid-19 have yielded mixed results.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #obesity, #tests-medical, #vitamin-d, #vitamins, #weight

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Trump ‘Remains Healthy’ After Taking Hydroxychloroquine, His Doctor Says

The president has hailed the drug as a cure for Covid-19, but his own health officials have questioned its effectiveness and safety. His doctor’s comments were part of a summary of the president’s health.

#cholesterol, #conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weight

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Mass Firing on Zoom Is Latest Sign of Weight Watchers Unrest

The company, which has broadened its focus to wellness and is now known as WW, let go of a large number of workers during simultaneous video conferences.

#grossman-mindy-1957, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

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When Teen Boys Use Supplements

Some supplements are more effective than others — and some may be harmful, experts warn.

#anorexia-nervosa, #body-building, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #exercise, #muscles, #steroids, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #weight-lifting

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What Is Beauty Now?

In a pandemic, we are coming face to face with what lies beneath all that beauty maintenance.

#beauty-concept, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hair, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #discrimination, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #obesity, #weight

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Endless Summer Puts Homebound Kids at Risk for Weight Gain

With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.

#children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #exercise, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #physical-education-and-training, #snack-foods, #weight

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The Trouble With Growth Charts

For decades, parents have viewed their child’s spot on the growth chart as if it were a grade on a test. But how useful are these diagrams, really, in communicating the state of your child’s health?

#age-chronological, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #height-stature, #infant-formulas, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #weight

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The Struggle of Weight Loss Is Real. Companionship Helps.

In “This Is Big,” Marisa Meltzer writes about the bond she formed with Jean Nidetch, the long-ago founder of Weight Watchers.

#books-and-literature, #diet-and-nutrition, #meltzer-marisa, #nidetch-jean-1923-2015, #this-is-big-how-the-founder-of-weight-watchers-changed-the-world-and-me-book, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc, #women-and-girls

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A New Weight Watchers App for Kids Raises Concerns

Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?

#anorexia-nervosa, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

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Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients

Young adults with obesity are more likely to be hospitalized, even if they have no other health problems, studies show.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #horwitz-leora, #lighter-jennifer, #nyu-langone-health, #obesity, #research, #united-states, #ventilators-medical, #weight, #your-feed-science

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Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues

Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #weight

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How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.

#carbohydrates, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #grain, #heart, #obesity, #weight

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The Science of Helping Out

During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #weight

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Not a Size 2? Luxury Fashion Finally Wants You

11 Honoré is disrupting plus-size, high-end shopping. One rule: Don’t offer only basics.

#11-honore-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #herning-patrick, #plus-sizing, #shopping-and-retail, #weight, #women-and-girls

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