Maintaining a healthy weight can be much harder for Hispanics than for their white counterparts, according researchers at Rutgers University-Newark. Minorities in the U.S. are often confronted with negative stereotypes and messages that suggest those groups are inferior. These attitudes can prevent people from doing what is needed to care for their health. “When you are exposed… Read More Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Hispanics
It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that keeps you healthy, say researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using the right combination of unrefined carbs and protein (100-200 calories) and snacking every few hours, keeps blood sugar levels steadier, and your body healthier. “Eating a healthy meal or snack… Read More Eating Right to Fight Cancer
Should people with bad health habits pay more for insurance? A new report by ehealth.com, the nation’s largest private online health insurance exchange, says that many already do. Their just-released Smoking Status and Body Mass Index Relative to Individual Health Insurance Premiums found that obese people are charged average of 22 percent more in health premiums, and… Read More Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?
Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban extra large sized soft drinks to help curb obesity… Read More Bye bye Big Gulp
Americans may be behind in math, and science, and our economy is in the tank – but there is something we can claim to be ahead in. Obesity rates. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently issued a new report that showed an increase in obesity rates over the past year in 16 states, and none… Read More Super Size Me