News tagged with obesity

Standing desks rising in popularity

Last year, Kerri Campbell made a decision: She would no longer sit at her desk eight hours a day. Today, the retail broker for Daymon Worldwide in Pleasanton, Calif., stands on a couple of black pads, each about an inch think. ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Health
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Obese British man in court fight for surgery

A British man weighing 22 stone (139 kilograms, 306 pounds) launched a court appeal Monday against a decision to refuse him state-funded obesity surgery because he is not fat enough.

dateJul 11, 2011 in Other
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Schools that ban junk food are 18% lighter

( -- Here's some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Health
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