In: Obesity

Kids And The Cafeteria: Who Makes The Rules?
Kids And The Cafeteria: Who Makes The Rules?
April 12, 2011

I have to tell you that having a website about health and fitness and being able to use my experience to…

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Shock Study: Unhealthy Parents = Unhealthy Kids!
March 30, 2011

Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday but as you know I’m dealing with my low back injury…

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The Death Of The Diet Pill?
February 8, 2011

Those of you that know the Angry Trainer are aware that I’m not a fan of short cuts and easy fixes…

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December 2, 2010

Should Your Infant Be On A Diet? So yesterday I read an especially disturbing article about an alarming new trend –…

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November 6, 2010

Are The People You Hang With Making You Fat?

So today I read another new study – this time suggesting that people who are at a normal / healthy weight who come into contact with people who are obese have a greater risk of putting on weight themselves…

The findings were presented by Alison Hill, a Harvard grad student who states – and I quote – “obese people have the potential to create a ripple effect amongst their non obese peers”, she also continues to compare the rate of obesity spreading through social networks to infectious diseases like the flu… Scary stuff – but is it really true?

I think there’s a grain of truth in this study but I also feel Hill is ignoring a few other key factors along the way. Alison cites the supposed ‘fact’ that the rate of obesity has slowed, and I’m not sure I agree. Technology, fast food, and lack of activity continue to move forward and progress at light speed, and all you have to do is look in any clothing store and the expanding size ranges to realize more Americans then ever are overweight. I also don’t care for the comparison of overweight people and contagious diseases – it’s pretty tactless. Poor eating habits, and lack of activity aren’t communicable sicknesses.

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October 20, 2010

Is Weight Training For Kids Healthy Or Harmful?

Take a look at the picture above. It’s of brothers Giuliano, 6 and Claudiu, 4 – two tiny musclemen who are aiming to be the world’s strongest boys.

The kids are being trained by their Romanian father Iulian whose intensive exercise regime is being reported all over the press today. But is such a full on program healthy – or harmful?

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