Posts Tagged: BMI

Teen Girls’ Fitness: More Crucial than Fat Concerns

Promoting teen girls’ fitness can hinder cardiovascular disease in the future, according to a new report in the medical journal Obesity Review. Fitness is the ability to perform physical activities that require aerobic capacity, endurance, strength and/or flexibility. It is a significant marker for future health. Genetics plays a role, but exercise is the primary… Read more »

To Be Fit – or to Lose Fat? That Is the Question

Jean Cacciabaudo, MD The great debate in wellness focuses on fitness vs. fatness. Most healthcare professionals encourage overweight patients to get down to a healthy weight. However, recent research suggests that getting to a healthy weight and maintaining it may be daunting, since patients often yo-yo between weight loss and gain. So where should we… Read more »

Kids Don’t Gain Weight Just Due to Junk Food at School

Think childhood obesity is on the rise because of junk food and soft drinks at school? Think again. In fact, exposure to unhealthy food at school is not associated with chubby children, according to a new report. Published in Sociology of Education, the study followed almost 20,000 American children as they progressed from fifth to… Read more »