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This is the stuff that lights me up ✨ makes me think 🤔 and affects my heart ❤


scale and measure

 

This article says that the rich live much longer than the poor. No surprise. But even if you’re not wealthy, the message is clear. Health is more important than wealth. What are you choosing today?

scale and measure

Habits count and among the ones to do is to eat mindfully. Check out this TED talk by Sandra Aamodt.

spoon & fork outlined in sugar

It is in chicken stock, sliced cheese, bacon and smoked salmon, in mustard and salad dressing, in crackers and nearly every single brand of sandwich bread. It is all around us — in obvious ways and hidden ones — and it is utterly delicious.

hunched over man with muscles drawn on blackboard

For years, I thought of exercise in terms of calories in and calories out: Eat too much pizza on Saturday night, take an extra spin class. Skip an hourlong run, skip a bagel the next day. Train for a triathlon, eat whatever I want — because, hey, wasn’t I burning like a zillion calories a day?

woman stretching with pained face

I read through more than 60 studies on exercise and weight loss. I also spoke to nine leading exercise, nutrition, and obesity researchers. Here’s what I learned.

fat butt, growing up fat forces memories

A powerful NYT piece featuring Gabrielle Deydier. She has been criticized for normalizing obesity, and that couldn’t be further than the truth. She is normalizing the conversation. Whether obesity, mental health, sexual assault or more, we must normalize the conversation.

Do you work?

Read this study: Does Executive Status Overcome Obesity Stigma?
Short Answer:  No. Obesity could be a barrier not only to the accurate evaluation of performance but also to the effective identification of high- potential employees.

Meditation?!  Really?  Yes..

woman sitting on dock meditating

Check out Dan Harris’s video, Journalist for ABC news giving a funny and excellent talk on the importance of mindfulness 

Lose Weight, Don't Get Cancer

Good news and bad news.  Cancer rates are going down – we’re winning the battle. However obesity-related cancers are going up and will soon be greater than death by smoking.

Time article link

CDC study link

Food Swamps Are the New Food Deserts

It’s not just a lack of grocery stores that’s making us fat. It’s an overabundance of fast food.

The Atlantic article link

Adult Obesity Charts 2016


Health Infographic—Carbs are Killing You