Scale Back Alabama a Success Story at the Academy

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The seventh annual Scale Back Alabama contest—a 10-week competition that encourages Alabama citizens to lose weight and improve their overall health—recently came to an...

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Here

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Pop quiz: It's Friday night and you're trying to decide where to take the family for a healthy dinner on the town. Should you...

Presidential Physical Fitness Test to Be Replaced in 2014

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School-based fitness programs will enter a new era in 2014, when a new assessment called the Presidential Youth Fitness Program replaces the 24-year-old Physical...

Exercise as Medicine

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In a 2010 CNN interview, U.S. Air force retired Lt. Gen. Norman Seip said more than one in four U.S. military recruits were unfit...

A Simple Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

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The most recent edition of the journal, Pediatrics, reported the results of an interesting study that sought to examine obesity in first grade children...

Sweating the Details

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(Editor’s Note.  This article first appeared on Oct. 26, 2011 in a blog published by the Teachers College at Columbia University.  The link to...

Diabetes Could Pose Major Health Threat to Future Generations

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Nearly 1 in 4 American adolescents may be on the verge of developing Type 2 diabetes or could already be diabetic, representing a sharp...

Joe Weider Left a Legacy of Health and Fitness

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Joe Weider was a pioneer in the business of bodybuilding. Weider developed a multi-million dollar fitness publishing empire, including such publications as Muscle and...

Are We a Nation of Fat People?

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Taming the obesity epidemic in this country needs an all-hands-on-deck strategy so that schools provide students 60 minutes of physical activity daily, fast-food restaurants...

Obesity Responsible for 21 percent of Health Care Costs, According to Cornell Study

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(Editor’s Note.  This article is based on an article that appeared on April 9, 2012 in The Stone Hearth News online blog.  To read...

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