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Depression Soars in Obese Seniors

A recent study has found that seniors who are obese are more likely to suffer from depression. The study found that this link is rather strong among seniors aged between 60 and 74 years as their risk of suffering from depression quadrupled. This is definitely not good news for seniors who are battling weight problems.

Who Wants To Be The Biggest Loser?

You've heard the saying "you are what you eat"? Well, I hate to tell you but it is very true. You may not notice for many years but all that fast food, cigarettes and alcohol will surely catch up to you in the end.

How You Can Win the Fight Against Obesity

Obesity can lead to a lot of health problems. Beating it will take a team effort, but you can do it.

Obesity and Personal Responsibility

Are we doing ourselves a favor by looking for someone to blame for our ever expanding waistlines? I don't think we are.

Eating More Than Your Body Needs Is A Behavioral Not A Surgical Problem

This may seem to be a statement of the obvious, but the solution to a behavioral problem is not surgery. Consuming more energy (calories) than you use up is not a surgical problem-it is a behavioral one. The problem is not because the stomach is too big and needs to be made smaller.

How Do Calories Work?

The definition of the word calorie can create some confusion when you try to apply it to diet and exercise. While it's a good unit of measure, why is it important and what does it mean?

Obese Workers Cost The US $73 Billion A Year

Obesity is not only a medical disorder but is also found to affect the normal life of an individual. The medical expenditure incurred annually by a regular employee who is obese is much more as compared to a normal person. Studies reveal that about 73 billion dollars is spent annually for these workers. They are also found to be less productive during work primarily due to their health disorders.

Dealing With Your Own Obesity

With all the fast food joints and bad candy foods and other junk foods out there America is slipping in to a hole of obesity. In fact obesity is the second highest preventable cause of death in America right behind cigarette smoking. Right now as things stand one out of every four adults in the United States of America is considered obese.

If School Kids Get It - Why Can't Adults?

What we put into our mouths is our responsibility. It seems this concept is more accepted by school age children than many adults.

The Epidemic Sweeping the Country, Teenage Obesity

Obesity in teens has risen an astonishing 33% in the last ten years. This rise in weight problems has also caused an upsurge of Type II diabetes in children and teenagers. America holds the shameful first place position for obesity in teenagers. Nearly one fourth of the children that are school age are at risk to developing heart disease, strokes, diabetes and eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Obese teens turn into obese adults without some serious intervention to halt the obesity and return their bodies to a state of whole body wellness.
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