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Calgary conference tackles Alberta’s weight bias

CALGARY – The Canadian Obesity Network estimates six million Canadians are currently classified as obese. Excess weight has been linked to health problems like diabetes and heart disease, but it also puts people at a greater risk of experiencing “weight bias.” 241 more words


Being Healthy is a Lifestyle

and Not a Body Size

The first thing one sees when walking into the office of Patti Watkins, PhD, in Reed Hall at Oregon State University, is a room filled with art and pictures that represent an active lifestyle. 3,202 more words

BMI Validity

Leonard Nimoy, Weight Bias, and The Full Body Project

Maybe it’s the inner geek in me who grew up with a crush on Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, or maybe it is because, as a child, his voice would introduce the spectacular movies at the Boston Museum of Science’s OMNI theater, but I was sad to hear of the death of Leonard Nimoy.  933 more words

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Flavour Of The Week

Tackling obesity stereotypes

Last week a news story was making the rounds that highlighted the results of a new study out of the University of Cambridge which found that inactivity caused roughly twice as many deaths as obesity.   624 more words

Jillian Michaels Co-opts Body Love Messaging (This is why we can't have nice things...)

In an epic moment of facepalm, my facebook feed threw up this little fact:  Jillian Michaels has published her “Top 3 Guidelines for Improving Body Image” at EverydayHealth.com.  1,062 more words