Category Archives: Obesity

Can’t Stop Eating? Blame the Booze

Researchers try to figure out why we eat more when we drink. Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea in Children

Parenting today is much more difficult than it was a generation ago. In addition to the crippling rule about not hitting our kids, we have to contend with more advice, purchase more gear and the worst, worry about more medical … Continue reading

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Overweight Isn’t Ugly, It is Unhealthy

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about her weight. By medical definition she is obese, with a BMI above 30. She wonders what that really means. She has a healthier body image than most women I know, and … Continue reading

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Exercise – Tried and True

I took a walk this morning, a good old-fashioned walk, at a brisk pace.  I feel pretty good about that.  No, it probably won’t have me “bathing suit ready” by summer, but in addition to optimism, I am working on … Continue reading

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Obesity and what makes it an epidemic

A study came out last week reporting that we are approaching an obesity rate in this country of 42%.  I read it right after I dumped all the trick or treat bags into one enormous overflowing bucket.  I was really … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity

It is all over the news.  I guess that it does kind of have a ring to it.  “CHILDhooood Obeeeesity.”   Initially, it had some shock value as in, “WHAT?  Fat kids in America?  No way.  I should listen to … Continue reading

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Do these pants make me look like I’m going to get fat?

Obviously, we are all at risk of becoming overweight.  At this very moment I am staring at leftover birthday cake, a plate of brownies, and an inexplicably almost-empty bottle of wine.  Weight gain is always just an arms length away. … Continue reading

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What is Obesity

Yesterday was the NYC Marathon.  Congratulations to all of you who ran … I am beyond impressed.  I get tired driving 26 miles.  When I lived in the city, I used to go out to the park to watch the … Continue reading

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