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Category: Health and Health 2.0


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Fat People and Global Warming…Happy Earth Day

It appears that studies are saying fat people cause global warming or at the very least contribute towards it. Last year I wrote a comedic piece about that very topic. In it I mention a lot of the things that would appear to to contribute towards “Global Warming.” It is important to note that I [...]

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Happy Holidays, Health Posts from Health Bloggers

Happy Holidays I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve 2008. It seemed like just yesterday it was Spring time and we were at the beach enjoying the sun. It just goes to show you how important it is to live in the now (but still plan for tomorrow). As Santa approaches all of our homes [...]

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Is Being Fat in Our DNA?

This is a question I have pondered for some time now. We all have different body types and some individuals are naturally more muscular while others are predisposed to be more rotund. So this fact got me thinking what if some of us are descendants of a cave man clan of fatties? Is the huskier [...]

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Rise in Obesity Related to Quick Weight Loss Diets?

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Andrew B. He writes at How To Stop Eating, a binge eating blog which contains tips to recovery from compulsive eating. Due to the increase of obesity in today’s society everyone is looking for quick weight loss. This is dangerous, and can lead to developing binge eating [...]

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Fitness Health Network, Health Ranker, and Sorry

My Apologies I just want to apologize for the few hundred folks that received a bombardment of posts. I switched from one RSS feed burner to another causing it to send out the last few posts all at once. My bad. As you can see, the count on my feedburner chicklet has not been updated. [...]

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Health Insurance: A Brief Overview

While many of us are fortunate enough to have a job that comes with benefits, including company-subsidized health insurance, there are many of us who work in non-traditional jobs, for small businesses, or who are self employed. For everyone, no matter the status of their employment, health insurance is a necessary expense. There are many [...]

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8 Reasons Why Size Matters: When Smaller is King

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeremy over at SalutaryBlog.com. He recently started SalutaryBlog to help inform readers about health and fitness. So often people try new fad diets but cannot (and should not) continue to follow the guidelines of these diets. Atkin’s, South Beach, The Chocolate Diet — you name it and [...]

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Rising Gas Prices Can Help Your Weight Loss

Photo Courtesy of kpgingaz With the ever increasing gas prices (doesn’t seem like it’s going down any time soon) I figured I had better take advantage of it some how. One way that I thought of was to not use my car as much. That’s right. I have not only saved money, but gotten healthier [...]

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Are You Overweight?

That’s an easy question to answer, but the answer is often difficult to accept. The answer lies in your Body Mass Index (B.M.I.). BMI is a ratio of your weight to your height. It is calculated by multiplying your weight (in pounds) by 703, then dividing by your height (in inches) squared. If your BMI [...]

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Twitter’s Effect on Your Health

I consider myself a savvy internet user, but there are some internet tools that I refuse to use. Twitter was one of those such tools. I’m all about being as healthy as possible so when I see an addicting new internet tool I try to avoid it. Why? Simply because I know that I will [...]

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Earth Day, What’s The Big Deal?

Photo Courtesy of Waffle Whiffer Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. So I guess I should be saying happy earth day, right? Earth Day is supposed to inspire awareness and appreciation of Earth. Wow, an entire day just for the environment. What’s The Big Deal? One day out of the year we should all respect [...]

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Finding Health and Balance as a Blogger

I was going through my daily RSS health reading when I came across an article in the NY Times. By now, you should know what it’s about: blogging being “bad” for your health. Being the curious soul that I am, I went over and read the article and it got me thinking about my blogging [...]

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Heart Rate Monitors Don’t Work?

I read this article in the New York Times about the appropriateness of heart rate monitors. The article discusses the pros and cons of using heart rate monitors. Mainly focusing on the reasons why you do not need and should not use them. This got me thinking because I advise my clients, who can afford [...]

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Fat People Cause Global Warming: Fat Isn’t Very Green

Photo Courtesy of starsky1231 Lately, we have noticed an increasing push for “going green.” We have seen changes in everything from transportation to food preparation to the internet. This got me thinking about how I could make my life greener. My immediate realization was that I was a walking global warming vessel. I’m fat. Being [...]

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Help Spread the Health, Health Ranker Update

I just wanted to give an update on some of the latest happenings at Health Ranker, the social media/news health site I launched a few weeks back. Most of you may or may not know, but Health Ranker is not the first social media health news site, but it is shaping out to the best. [...]

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A Healthy Social Media Site: HealthRanker.com

Having been health blogging for about 9 months now, I noticed that were was a huge void in the health news sector. Despite the multitude of social media news and voting sites available, there was not one dedicated to the health niche. I have become increasingly frustrated with the current “big dogs” in social media [...]

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