Obesity in America: are you part of the problem?

Despite our country’s obsession with weight and appearance, most people who are medically overweight don’t realize it. What we’re talking about isn’t “love-handles” or a body that doesn’t match the supermodels we see in magazines. Instead, we’re talking about a weight that affects your health, well-being, and longevity. Our collective weight problem is so bad that only cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths in America than obesity does. Continue reading

Another reason to keep the weight off: knee pain and the risk of surgery

2013. When it comes to knees giving out or having problems, it turns out that excess weight is just as bad as or maybe worse than getting older. Changes in diet and exercise can reduce your pain and help you avoid or delay surgery. Continue reading