Archive for obesity

National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week.  Start small, think big: We can make it happen! Read more

Social Media and Peer Behavior

A new study published in the journal Science has shed some interesting light on what influences health behaviors.  In a study of how people behaved relative to a fitness and diet intervention, study participants who were grouped alongside folks with characteristics similar to their own were more likely to use a diet diary and pursue healthy behaviors then those grouped with characteristics unlike their own. Read more

Oh, Paula…What Were You Thinking?

I’m a huge fan of the Food Network.  I watch ‘em all…Chopped.  Iron Chef.  Good Eats.   And yes, sometimes I watch Paula Deen, the larger-than-life “Lady” of the Network.   She’s charming and witty and passionate about southern cooking.  She’s acquired a reputation for heavy, rich, fried southern dishes — cooking up a combination of almost anything with the most butter, cream, and/or sugar.  Preferably altogether and served in monster-sized portions.  So with some morbid curiosity, I’ve been following the saga of Paula’s announcement that she diabetes. And apparently was informed of her condition in 2008.

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