If You See Me, Ask Me If I Am Happy Before You Ask Me What I Do For A Living

Have you noticed that among the first two or three questions someone asks when they meet you is what you do?

The Crazy Connection Between Flies and Obesity

Perhaps some of the biggest health concerns for individuals who are morbidly obese include an increased risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke, complications from diabetes and cancer.

The Ripple Effect of Weight Loss in Marriage

There’s no sugar-coating the obesity epidemic in America.

Want to Raise Healthy Kids? Give Them Water

The incidence of childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Currently, one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition to this, approximately one-third of American youth are overweight. And if our children are overweight or obese, the more likely they are to remain so as adults, which may increase their risk for a variety of diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Men: Here is How You Make Sure Your Sperm Can Make Healthy Babies!

When it comes fertility issues we generally focus on the woman’s ability to conceive, especially as she ages. But the truth is men also have to be mindful of fertility problems. And a man may be proactive about maintaining the quality of his sperm, by maintaining a healthy weight.

13 Reasons Why You Should be Watching Your Waistline

You may not know it, but there are 13 reasons why you should be watching your waistline.

Depression: Why Is It Not Being Diagnosed?

It is normal to feel down sometimes, be in a bad mood or maybe experience a period of sadness after a tragic life event. However, many people are depressed and although they may suspect they are depressed, they are not being diagnosed or treated.

Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What’s the difference?

You may have heard about health benefits of probiotics, which have been rising in popularity in recent years. These “good” bacteria may help with constipation, diarrhea, anxiety, depression and more. But you may not be familiar with prebiotics. They are not the same thing.

Can obesity in parents affect childhood development?

More than a third of U.S. adults are considered obese. Approximately 1 in 5 pregnant women in the U.S. begin their pregnancy with a BMI of 30 or higher (the standard for obesity). Concerns have been raised about the way a mother’s obesity affects her baby’s development due to inflammation during prenatal brain development, metabolic disorders, micronutrient insufficiency, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), and abnormal development of the serotonin system (important for mood balance).

Attention snorers and those kept awake! Sleep apnea may be the culprit, but it’s treatable

Obstructive sleep apnea causes a person to repeatedly stop and start breathing during sleep, and it affects an estimated 29.4 million Americans, market research company Frost & Sullivan estimates. That’s about 12 percent of the population! However, counting cases of mild sleep apnea, the American Heart Association actually estimates it may be as common as one in five adults, and many cases are going undiagnosed and untreated.

How to give up sugar and still feel good

Love your sweets and just can’t get enough? Then you’ve probably been warned about the risks of too much sugar plenty of times (obesity, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few). But have you ever thought about the way your sugar habit affects your mood?

World Health Organization gets proactive to fight diabetes and obesity

Do you love soda? Nearing possible addiction? This is nothing to be ashamed of, and the World Health Organization feels your pain and wants to help. Sugar-sweetened beverages are a significant contributor to the worldwide rise in obesity and diabetes, WHO said. In fact, obesity has at least doubled since 2014, and diabetes has risen to nearly 10 percent of the worldwide population.

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