Obesity

Why It's Okay to Be Overweight
GUEST POST: Tom Ewer takes a deep dive into research to show how the supposed health risks of fat are inconclusive and that it may be okay—even healthy—to be "overweight."
A new global report ranked countries for the healthiness of their food. Check out the highest and lowest ranking countries and what factors landed them there.
From Kraft to Coca-Cola, some of the food industry's biggest players banded together to decrease Americans' calorie consumption. They exceeded their goal (by a lot), but how?
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New medical guidelines encourage doctors to talk to patients about their weight to promote health and wellness. How can doctors have crucial conversations about this sensitive subject without offending patients?
Maria Kang, fitness junkie and mom of three, continues to ignite controversy across the web, with Facebook posts that suggest there’s no excuse for not working out and that obese people should be judged, not supported.
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The art of the homemade meal is slowly vanishing, but getting more people to cook for themselves just might be the key to solving America’s obesity crisis. One company is hell-bent on making that happen.

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The Biggest Loser may tell us to work out and shed the pounds but new research suggests we burn pretty much the same number of calories whether we exercise or not.

The American Medical Association recently voted to change the definition of obesity to a "disease." What does that actually mean, and will it really change American's ever-growing waistlines?
Why It's Okay to Be Overweight
GUEST POST: Tom Ewer takes a deep dive into research to show how the supposed health risks of fat are inconclusive and that it may be okay—even healthy—to be "overweight."

A new report spearheaded by Nike and 70 other organizations suggests inactivity could shorten the lifespan of the world's children. Read on to see how they plan to fight the trend before it's too late — and how you can help.

We're recognizing fifteen of the most influential men and women working to make food healthier in schools, restaurants, and homes across America.

Coca-Cola recently launched the "Work it Out" online calorie calculator, which shows how much activity will burn off a soda. Is the beverage giant's new campaign a step in the right direction? Greatist's Chief Research Officer weighs in.

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