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Serving sizes around the world [Infographic] | FoodOddity

Serving sizes around the world [Infographic] | FoodOddity | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
More than 1/3 of Americans are obese, and obesity is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Part of the problem is diet, but also a huge part of the problem in America is serving sizes.
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Kirk Fontaine's comment, July 21, 2012 4:01 PM
This is basically how I lost my weight by reducing my portions every meal which I know is a surprising thing to fathom based on what the American diet looks like and how much we eat at each meal
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Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents

Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
Millennials are increasingly uninterested in the burden of car ownership.

 

According to a new report, young people are making more use of transit, bikes and foot power to get around. Part of the reason for this shift is financial, but money doesn't explain everything. . . .

 

(via David Rowing)

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US approves new weight-loss pill

US approves new weight-loss pill | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
For the first time in 13 years, US health regulators approve a weight-loss pill, although the drug achieved only modest results in clinical trials.
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Cities' efforts to make exercise easier pay off

Cities' efforts to make exercise easier pay off | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory. . . .

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The Perfected Self

The Perfected Self | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
B. F. Skinner’s notorious theory of behavior modification was denounced by critics 50 years ago as a fascist, manipulative vehicle for government control.
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All About Living With Life: Brain fitness – 15 Healthy Habits

All About Living With Life: Brain fitness – 15 Healthy Habits | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it

Your brain is like the CPU of your PC, the more powerful your CPU, the better is the functionality of your PC. Here are the beneficial habits to adopt so that your brain can perform at its peak:


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A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
Carson Chow has used mathematical models to determine the causes of obesity, and ways to stem the epidemic.
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What caused the obesity crisis?

What caused the obesity crisis? | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
With British people now fatter than ever, Jacques Peretti finds out when and why food became an addiction.
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The second brain in our stomachs

The second brain in our stomachs | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
They may be something of a dark mystery to most of us, but new research is revealing the surprising ways in which our guts exert control over our mood and appetite.
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Importance Of Exercise In Health Plans Upheld By Supreme Court Decision

Importance Of Exercise In Health Plans Upheld By Supreme Court Decision | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
According to scientists and medical experts, even though the U.S.
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Always Start with a Salad | Can You Stay For Dinner?

Always Start with a Salad | Can You Stay For Dinner? | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
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SHAPE Readers’ Most Amazing Yoga Poses

SHAPE Readers’ Most Amazing Yoga Poses | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
From the Great Wall to the grocery store, readers take their yoga anywhere!
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Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity

Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
Yes, caffeine helps. But new research shows that the moderate noise level in cafés also perks up your creative cognition.
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Report: World's Population is 17 Million Tons Overweight

Report: World's Population is 17 Million Tons Overweight | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it

Obesity is threatening the world's future food security, according to a study published Monday that calculated the weight of the global population at 316 million tons.

 

Using World Health Organization data from 2005, the scientists calculated the average global body weight at 137 pounds, but in North America the average . . .

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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be? : NPR

Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be? : NPR | Health, Fitness, and Life | Scoop.it
Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.
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