Month: May 2013

Everybody, Prancercise!

Not into Zumba? Can’t do CrossFit? Have no fear, a new workout is here. Prancercise! What’s Prancercise? Here’s how creator Joanna Rohrback, 61, describes it: “A springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to […]

Tweens ignore calorie info

When it comes to calorie counts at fast food restaurants, most tweens and teens just don’t care. A new study published in the Journal of Public Health surveyed youth ages 9-18 […]

Teen pregnancies a two-way street

The Chicago Department of Public Health has launched a provocative new prevention campaign that depicts teen pregnancy responsibility as a two-way street. How? With attention-grabbing images of “pregnant” teenage boys. Images like […]

Social media and plastic surgery

Social media activity may be driving the uptick in plastic surgery requests, according to a new poll from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. The annual survey polled 752 […]

Fighting obesity with insects

Scientists have come up with a new way to fight obesity: eating insects. A United Nations report released Monday found the health benefits of eating nutritious insects could help fight obesity. The […]

Artificially sweetened “milk?”

Got (diet) milk? No? Well, soon you might. The dairy industry is looking to create low-calorie milk by replacing the sugar added to milk with artificial sweeteners, like aspartame. The move, however, has […]

Coca-Cola wants to join obesity fight

The Coca-Cola Company announced today its commitment to “further contribute to healthier, happier and more active communities.” “Obesity is today’s most challenging health issue, affecting nearly every family and community across […]

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