Weight Loss

Keeping a food diary can help people maintain a healthy weight. Chowing down with friends can cause overeating. Find out more here:

The Benefits of Walking vs Running

Sure, lap for lap, running burns more calories than walking. But research suggests a super-long (or super-fast) walk might be just as good as a short jog. Read on to find out which pace is the best fit for you.

Standing on a Scale
Understanding weight fluctuations is more complicated than you might think. Here's a look at the main problems with over-relying on your scale weight and how we can better interpret those digits.
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."
Check out this super-comprehensive service that helps users lose weight the healthy way.
Eat More Move Less
Frustrated with traditional (and ineffective) fitness and diet advice, entrepreneur Julie Fredrickson decided to forge her own path to health and happiness.
In this episode of the Greatist podcast, we cover the site's best tips from December. Listen right here on the site to learn the best way to use your microwave, how to avoid winter weight gain, some awesome crockpot recipes, and more.


Weight loss isn't easy, but it's about making small lifestyle changes. We've rounded up the best tips (backed by scientific studies) to shed a couple pounds.

GUEST POST: Weight loss isn't just about cutting calories and hitting the gym. For Per Wickstrom, the road to better health involves the whole mind and body, meaning techniques as varied as meditation, positive messages, and visualization.

Want to get rid of some extra pounds? We’ve pinpointed the most effective ways to say farewell to excess body fat.

Recent research suggests even doctors are biased against overweight and obese people. These prejudices can have dangerous consequences, here's why we need to start talking about weight stigma in a better way.

Greatist’s founder went on a six-pack abs in six weeks challenge, and he’s ready for his big reveal. Read on to see how he did (slideshow included!).

Lose weight
If you're trying to lose weight in the new year, here are our most helpful hints to keep your resolution and meet your goal.