Researchers are studying the proteins in blood to learn why some of us respond to certain forms of exercise better than others.
It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our new challenge will show you how.
Don’t let the weight-loss industry shame you into thinking “back to normal” means a return to intermittent fasting and appetite suppressant lollipops.
Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.
It took me to my mid-40s to learn not to depend on anyone else’s approval of my appearance.
It can be a helpful health measure for large groups of people, but it won’t tell you much about yourself.
The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.
In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight.
Don’t worry about the “quarantine 15” or pay for expensive diet products. Take small steps and make healthier choices instead.
The younger the age at diagnosis for Type 2 diabetes, the higher the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia years later.
Here’s what parents need to know.
The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It’s OK.
In “The New Normal,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton explores the mental health repercussions of the pandemic and ways to rebuild our overall health.
The actor-writer-director-controversy creator is back with a new project: a plus-size clothing line. The whole body positivity thing? She has thoughts.
The rapper, chef and TV host has shed 130 pounds during the pandemic, dieting and exercising with the same intensity he once brought to the table.
Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.
Many Americans know they’ve put on weight during the pandemic, but it’s been difficult for experts to detail the scope of the problem.
People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.
Too many Americans fail to take measures to combat obesity, the second leading risk factor for death from Covid-19.
A large new study has confirmed an association between obesity and patient outcomes among people who contract the coronavirus.
A body mass index, or B.M.I., that indicates a risk for obesity can qualify someone for the Covid-19 vaccine, even if the measurement is outdated.
What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.
Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.
In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average.
How making healthful treats helped me enjoy desserts again.
Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning.
Experts advise families to avoid blaming themselves and to look for opportunities to congratulate children for healthy behaviors and good decisions.
High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.
Think of body changes as something to be curious about, not a problem to be solved.
“As a child, I thought that it was a bad thing to be born a woman, because that body clearly limited your liberties.”
Five women share the experience of being treated less like a person than like a body — like flesh.
A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.
Whether it’s a person or an app that sends us reminders, we make better choices when we’re being watched (even by ourselves.)
The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
The Forgotten Woman boutique, which she opened in 1977, spoke directly to the nascent idea of body acceptance. It soon became a chain.
Why are we so unprepared for one of life’s inevitable transitions?
For parents like me, it’s sushi in my car for 15 blissful minutes — and here’s why that’s OK.
The retail giant claims that its health product is extremely precise at scanning body fat. I found otherwise.
Overweight men and women who exercised six days a week lost weight; those who worked out twice a week did not.
A global study confirms that during the pandemic, many of us ate more junk food, exercised less, were more anxious and got less sleep.
The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.
How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.
While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.
In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.
Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.
Extra weight in some places may lower your risk of dying prematurely.
People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.
A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.
Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.