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Weight Control

  • Losing Weight at Work
    Here are strategies that can help you troubleshoot and personalize your weight-loss plan to manage common workplace weight-loss roadblocks.
  • Maintaining Weight Once You've Quit Smoking
    Although people generally gain weight when they stop smoking, you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds by taking steps to prevent it.
  • Metabolism's Weighty Role
    To stay at the same weight you were when you were younger, you just need to keep doing what you've always done—and maybe a bit more.
  • Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise
    The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.
  • Now Is the Time to Get Moving
    As cold weather settles in for the season and the days grow ever shorter, it's tempting to put off any thoughts of becoming active.
  • Obese Parents Influence Children's Weight
    Children whose parents are overweight or obese are at higher risk for becoming obese themselves, studies have shown. One study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for a child under 10, having an obese parent more than doubled the child's risk for becoming an obese adult.
  • Overview of Obesity
    Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.
  • Potbellies Warn of Later Problems
    The fact is, you might not care as much about looks as your wife does, but that fat around your abdomen is no laughing matter. A man's potbelly often warns of later problems ranging from heart disease to cancer, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, and sleep apnea.
  • Simple Ways to Improve Your Diet
    Eating healthy can reduce your risk of illness and lengthen your life. Eating a balanced, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet reduces your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and other diseases. Follow these tips to help improve your diet.
  • Six Facts on Obesity
    We've all heard warnings, yet many of us keep gaining weight. More than half of American adults are overweight or obese, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Snacking Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Many nutrition experts say that having a healthy snack midmorning or midafternoon can help you maintain your energy and prevent you from eating too much at lunch or dinner.
  • Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way
    The major culprit behind the U.S. decline in physical activity may be our own high-tech and increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
  • Strategies to Fight Holiday Weight Gain
    The average American gains several pounds in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. This seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable; you can fend off added pounds during the holidays without becoming a dietary Scrooge.
  • Stress Can Pack on Pounds
    Many people hunger for sweets, salty snacks, and other processed foods when they are stressed. One solution: Reach for healthy high-fiber snacks with a bit of the tastes you crave.
  • Strokes and Heart Attacks: What's the Difference?
    Although their symptoms and effects can be similar, strokes and heart attacks are two different medical problems.