obesity http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8101/all en-US How to Avoid Putting on Recession Pounds http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-avoid-putting-on-recession-pounds <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-avoid-putting-on-recession-pounds" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Cheeseburger edit.jpg" alt="" title="Cheeseburger" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="206" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Health experts are concerned that the current economic downturn could have adverse public health consequences as more people, in the sensible quest to save money, turn to cheaper yet less-healthy eating choices, potentially aggravating the already prevalent obesity problem in this country.</p> <p>Referred to as &ldquo;<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090109/us_nm/us_financial_obesity">recession pounds</a>,&rdquo; they result from the added weight that comes about from the increased consumption of cheaper junk and fast foods that also happen to be tasty by virtue of the fact that they are often loaded with salt, fat, and highly processed carbs (i.e., sugar and high fructose corn syrup). Who doesn&rsquo;t love those?</p> <p>It is ironic when you think that in the past, lower socioeconomic standing often resulted in people losing weight due to lack of food. In the modern era of plenty, however, obesity has now become a symptom of poverty because these highly processed foods are not only promoted vigorously and widely accessible, but they are also cheap.</p> <p>But can you really put a price on your health or the health of your family? When you think about the things we spend our money on, it doesn&rsquo;t always make a lot of sense to cut back so drastically on healthy eating so that you can afford a new cell phone.</p> <p>Especially when you consider that, at some point, your body will let you know that you shouldn&rsquo;t have eaten all that garbage. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the consequences won&rsquo;t be felt for years, and like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for 20 years, by then it&rsquo;s too late.</p> <p>So in an effort to keep a tab on our health and our waistlines, here are a few suggestions that might help you avoid putting on unnecessary recession pounds during these rough economic times, keeping in mind that the problem lies not in junk food in and of itself, but rather in the over-consumption of it.</p> <p>1. Moderation. If possible, try your best to stop eating before you&rsquo;ve eaten every crumb on your plate, and resist the urge to super-size. I know many of us were raised with the idea that it is good to clean your plate, but times have changes. Set your goal to be sated rather than stuffed, because you won&rsquo;t feel any better after that second cheeseburger. </p> <p>2. Don&rsquo;t eat just for the sake of eating. Sure, that second Big Mac may be tasty, but don&rsquo;t eat another when just one will suffice.</p> <p>3. Eat junk food. Just combine it with something healthy. Let&rsquo;s face it, junk food is a fact of our lives, so rather than setting the unrealistic goal of eliminating it, eat it! Just add in something nutritious, like a piece of fruit, veggies, or whole grains.</p> <p>4. Eat the healthy stuff first. If you wait until after your junk food meal to eat that apple, it probably isn&rsquo;t going to happen. So eat it first. Not only will you get a dose of healthy stuff, but it will probably make you eat less of the junk.</p> <p>6. Be inconsistent. Like losing weight, gaining weight doesn&rsquo;t happen by itself. In other words, you won&rsquo;t gain weight in your sleep, you have to consume. So don&rsquo;t eat junk food regularly, three times a day, everyday. Incorporate a healthy meal in there, with something nutritious that is high in fiber.</p> <p>7. Don&rsquo;t inhale your food. Try to eat slowly and deliberately, chewing your food completely, and don&rsquo;t take another bite until you&rsquo;ve swallowed the previous one. Not only with this help you digest your food, but it will spare other at the table from having to see the chewed up food in your mouth while giving your stomach time to communicate to your brain that it is full.</p> <p>8. Drink more water. This takes time to develop and for some of us, may seem impossible, but water is not only cheaper (in many instances, it&rsquo;s free), but unlike sweetened beverages, has no calories. Water will also help temper the feelings of hunger that encourage us to inhale our food.</p> <p>9. Don&rsquo;t drink (your water!) while you&rsquo;re chewing, or vice-versa. This falls in line with #7. Besides nurturing good manners, it will help slow you down and avoid depositing chewed up food into your beverage. </p> <p>10. Talk. And be social, if you can. Conversation is a great way to slow a meal down, not to mention enjoy it. I think of my friends from Europe who have these enormous meals drawn out over several hours, and an important part is good conversation.</p> <p>11. Eat with people who either share your dietary goals or have already achieved them. There is strength numbers, not to mention inspiration by way of guilt.</p> <p>12. Turn off the TV. Nothing is better at shutting off your brain and encouraging mindless eating. So just turn it off and read, or better yet, talk to your table mates.</p> <p>13. Be more assertive. Even though junk food is cheap, it is also convenient, which is why many of us choose them. Sure, we&rsquo;re tired from our busy lives, but a little effort can go a long way in terms of making a healthier meal. And even though it&rsquo;s a lot easier said than done, it&rsquo;s not impossible.</p> <p>14. Exercise. I know, so painfully obvious, but so hard to employ. Given that junk food is so easy only increases our need to be active.</p> <p> In the end, it all boils down to a little common sense. We all know what is healthy (and for that matter, what is not), we just need to use our heads when we make our dietary choices. And when we have to make compromises, maybe rather than targeting our food for cheaper alternatives, we could consider cutting back on other more frivolous items, like shoes, or the size of our cable package.</p> <p>The question we have to ask ourselves is how much is enough. Or in the case of eating unhealthy junk food, how much is too much.</p> <p>The responsibility lies with us, but employing a little more thought and effort could go a long way to improving your health, your appearance, and even your outlook during difficult times.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fred-lee">Fred Lee</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-avoid-putting-on-recession-pounds">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/turbo-charge-your-diet-with-superfoods">Turbo-Charge Your Nutrition With Superfoods</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/walk-walk-walk-walk-walk">Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-cheap-treatments-for-year-round-allergies">7 Cheap Treatments for Year-Round Allergies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-stay-on-budget-while-eating-paleo">How to Stay on Budget While Eating Paleo</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alcohol-is-good-for-your-heart">Alcohol is good for your heart</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Green Living Health and Beauty Lifestyle diet Fast Food obesity tv Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:33:54 +0000 Fred Lee 2736 at http://www.wisebread.com Stay Thin and Save http://www.wisebread.com/stay-thin-and-save <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stay-thin-and-save" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/bigbuttjeans.jpg" alt="woman in huge jeans" title="Life Costs Less When You&#039;re Thinner" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="375" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am about to blog one of the most sensitive issues of our time: Fat. So before I dive in, a disclaimer. This is not a post designed to make fun of people who are obese, make them feel bad, or preach to them. Some of the people nearest to my heart in this world&nbsp;struggle with obesity, and I know from them that losing weight and keeping it off is not easy. And with <a href="http://www.americansportsdata.com/obesitystats.asp">more than a third of Americans</a> qualifying as obese and another third considered overweight, chances are that you fall into these categories yourself or have loved ones who do.</p> <p>So here goes:&nbsp;Being obese is expensive --&nbsp;and not just at the doctor's office. We all know that overweight, like other ailments linked to modern living (heart disease, lack of sleep, addiction), costs a hefty (sorry!) amount of healthcare dollars. The diabetes meds, the damage to the circulatory system, the surgeries.&nbsp;</p> <p>But what about the other costs of living with excess weight? When spending time with loved ones who are carrying around more pounds than they'd like, I've noticed that they end up paying more for a lot of things:</p> <p>1. Parking. Obesity often means decreased mobility, especially as you age and the knees give out. When you want to take your grandchild to the museum or the ballgame, you're less likely to feel up to grabbing free parking a few blocks away or walking the same distance from public transportation. Yes, everyone tells you the walk would be good for you, but they don't have your knees. Nor do they feel the heat as intensely as you do. Which brings me to ...</p> <p>2. Air conditioning. I'm not sure if decreased need for home heating in winter cancels this one out, but if you are overweight you will almost certainly spend more on air conditioning. I always knew my home was not well-cooled in summer with a few window boxes, but I never realized how bad it is for some until I saw a relative sitting in his air conditioned car outside my house to cool off.</p> <p>3. Clothing. Some stores charge more for large sizes, but even worse, many large people find themselves relegated to specialty stores. Specialty = pricey. Unusually tall people or people with unusually large or wide feet find themselves in on this boat too, and it's a boat with an expensive fare. Oh, and the heavier you are, the more expensive shoes you are going to have to get. Otherwise, you'll end up forking out even more in medical bills.</p> <p>4. Travel. Any obese person who can afford it, or has the miles to upgrade, will tell you they avoid flying coach. Who can blame them? Coach airline seats are already uncomfortable for those within the healthy weight range for their heights! Airlines have toyed with charging weighty passengers more even for coach. And the truly heavy passengers have to shell out twice as much to <a href="http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-advice/some-airlines-may-make-obese-passengers-buy-two-seats.html?id=2644439">purchase two airline seats</a>. I'm not going to rule on whether any of this is right or wrong, or get into whose responsibility the problem is. But we can agree on this: Air travel can be more expensive&nbsp;when you're obese. Also, once you pass a certain size, you'll have to buy a larger, more expensive car. That uses more gas.</p> <p>5. Dieting. OK, this one is obvious but&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7432448/">more than $40 billion</a>&nbsp;are spent in this country every year on commercial diet plans. Yes, you can lose weight on your own, and it would seem like consuming fewer calories would cost you LESS money. But studies show that the <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7BB0337D7F-2460-4835-B5B2-F34C52556635%7D&amp;siteid=google">most effective way</a> to lose and keep it off is Weight Watchers. Which costs a monthly fee.</p> <p>6. Parenthood. Extra weight <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN1155920920071212">lowers the chances of conception</a>, which means that to become a parent while obese, you're more likely to end up paying for IVF&nbsp;or adoption. Even adoption is getting harder for the obese now that China has stipulated a <a href="http://www.chinaadoptionagency.com/">maximum BMI</a> for would-be adoptive parents. (See article in American Baby, june)</p> <p>At the same time that it makes life cost more, obesity can decrease earnings potential. A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/02/business/02money.html?pagewanted=print">New York Times article</a>&nbsp;described one study that reveals that the obese&nbsp;accumulate&nbsp;half as much&nbsp;wealth in a lifetime than those in their healthy weight range.</p> <p>Employment opportunities decrease. It is definitely wrong to discriminate against the obese, but it definitely happens.&nbsp;Also, decreased mobility and energy may inhibit your ability to keep up with any job with a physical component, such as nursing or waiting tables. You can be kicked out of the military for overweight, too.</p> <p>While plenty of people seem to have no trouble going about their normal interpersonal lives after becoming obese, some lose self-confidence or become depressed. This will also cut into earnings ability -- if you no longer feel comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, you may have trouble holding onto that job as a corporate marketing executive&nbsp;or motivational speaker.</p> <p>The moral of the story? There are plenty of reasons to avoid letting extra pounds accumulate, health and quality of life at the head of the pack. But as the summer draws to a close and the more sedentary seasons approach, cost is one more reason to remain vigilant about weight.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stay-thin-and-save">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-avoid-putting-on-recession-pounds">How to Avoid Putting on Recession Pounds</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/that-extra-weight-is-costing-you-money">How That Extra Weight Is Costing You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-cheap-and-easy-homemade-mosquito-repellents">4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-prevent-the-winter-blues-from-busting-your-budget">5 Ways to Prevent the Winter Blues from Busting Your Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-healthy-habits-that-can-hurt-you">20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty obesity Thu, 21 Aug 2008 23:45:42 +0000 Carrie Kirby 2352 at http://www.wisebread.com The case for caloric labeling http://www.wisebread.com/the-case-for-caloric-labeling <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-case-for-caloric-labeling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/burger.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You have to give Subway props. If nothing else, they are more or less honest about their food. There&#39;s not a lot of mystery involved with eating a Subway sandwich, salad, or wrap. You get to choose what goes on it, you get to see it being made, you get to annoy the sandwich artist with your demands (&quot;No green peppers! Extra jalapenos!&quot;). And you get a pretty good idea of how many calories you have consumed, because Subway provides visible labels for its food, with calorie and nutritional information. Now, Subway prides itself on its &quot;Subway diet&quot;, but the best thing about Subway is that they tell it like it is, more or less. </p> <p>This can&#39;t be said of other restaurant chains. Fast food restaurants, for instance, were notoriously secretive about their food&#39;s calorie levels until very recently, and even now, you have to pry the nutritional information out of the restaurant (of course, you can look for it <a href="http://www.fastfood.com/Nutrition/">online</a>, but that involves more planning than most people are willing to do). </p> <p>New York City has been <a href="http://www.fastfood.com/Nutrition/">leading the fight</a> to legislate caloric labeling at chain restaurants, hoping that an open display of just how many calories are in that burger will cause some diners to make healthier dining choices. Chain restaurants are the only ones being targeted by this law, partly because their food can be incredibly unhealthy, and partly because, as megacorporations, they can afford to change their signage to accomodate the law.</p> <p>Businesses that are affected by the law have balked of course. Although they cite the cost of creating signs and menus that list caloric info, we&#39;re talking about businesses that spend billions of dollars on advertising every year, and who make billions of dollars in profits. </p> <p>Some argue that calorie labeling won&#39;t make any difference in diner&#39;s choices.</p> <p>“Do you think people will stop eating McDonald’s French fries and Big Macs?” asked Rick Sampson of the New York State Restaurant Association, which is suing New York City over its law. “It doesn’t keep me from eating a candy bar even though the calories are listed on it right in front of me.”</p> <p>This is a disingenuous argument. For one thing, no one is suggesting that people should stop eating at McDonald&#39;s. But knowing how many calories you are consuming CAN help you realize that, since you&#39;re eating a Big Mac, you don&#39;t need the fries. The comparison to a labeled candy bar is also useless; most candy bars contain a couple hundred calories, maybe as many as 400 - a chicken Caesar&#39;s salad at Chili&#39;s has over 1,000 calories.</p> <p>That&#39;s right. A chicken salad. Over 1,000 calories. That&#39;s over half a day&#39;s caloric intake for an active person who is not trying to lose weight. Think about that. How many women order salads at lunch as a part of being &quot;healthy&quot;? Can you imagine how much longer it would take to lose weight if you were consistently eating 400 more calories than you should? </p> <p>The truth is, chain restaurants don&#39;t want you to know that your salad has 1,000 in it. If you knew that, you wouldn&#39;t order dessert or a soda with your meal. You might actually eat less when you go out, or you might start eating out less frequently. The truth is, the labeling WOULD be bad for business. It&#39;s not that your local McDonald&#39;s would be shuttered overnight, but you&#39;d think twice about returning as often if you had to scour the menu for a meal with under 800 calories in it. </p> <p>This fun this video from the <a href="http://www.cspinet.org/">Center for Science in the Public Interest</a> (via <a href="http://consumerist.com/consumer/chain-restaurants/how-many-quarter-pounders-from-mcdonalds-could-you-eat-instead-of-that-pasta-317325.php">Consumerist</a>) does a nifty job showing how the food at popular &quot;Italian&quot; chain restaurants stacks up against junk food, calorically.</p> <p>I understand that Americans really hate being told what to do, and businesses especially balk at additional rules and regulations. Some might argue that Americans need to take charge of their own lives and their own health, and not wait around for the government to come to their rescue. But how can Americans take charge of their health if they can&#39;t figure out how many calories they are consuming? It might seem like a no-brainer to some that a salad coated in dressing and parmesan cheese isn&#39;t healthy, but 1,000 calories? That one surprised even me, and I&#39;ll look for any reason not to eat at Chili&#39;s.</p> <p>Wise Bread readers know, for the most part, that the healthiest meals are the ones that you cook at home. But for the occasional times that we dine out, shouldn&#39;t we have the right to know what we are consuming? </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-case-for-caloric-labeling">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/healthy-frugal-eating">Healthy, frugal eating</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/restaurant-menus-translating-cost-and-taste">Restaurant Menus: Translating Cost and Taste</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-savvy-strategies-to-ward-away-college-hunger-and-avoid-overspending">6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-new-face-of-poverty-is-fat">The new face of poverty is fat</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/waste-not-revisiting-the-5-second-rule-and-other-kitchen-classics">Waste Not! Revisiting the 5-Second Rule and other Kitchen Classics</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink calories carbohydrates dessert dining fat FDA Food Health labels Macaroni Grill obesity Olive Garden restaurant Wed, 31 Oct 2007 22:55:32 +0000 Andrea Karim 1344 at http://www.wisebread.com How That Extra Weight Is Costing You Money http://www.wisebread.com/that-extra-weight-is-costing-you-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/that-extra-weight-is-costing-you-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000067282699_Double.jpg" alt="overweight scale" title="overweight scale" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times has a story on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/02/business/02money.html?_r=2&amp;th=&amp;adxnnl=1&amp;oref=slogin&amp;emc=th&amp;adxnnlx=1165122572-uE2xFqj30CANIh/a8DKBYw">extra cost of being overweight</a>. As the article states, &quot;There is another consequence to packing on extra weight: being fat costs money: tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.&quot; That money is going to life insurance premiums that are two to four times as high!</p> <p>Obesity-related medical issues are responsible for <a href="http://stateofobesity.org/facts-economic-costs-of-obesity/">10% of all annual medical funding</a> in the U.S., according to 2006 data. This comes out to beteen $147 and $210 billion per year. Those who are overweight (around one third of the U.S. population) can expect to pay 42% more in overall healthcare costs during their lifetime, and worse yet, the hospitalization rate for childhood obesity has doubled since the late 1990s.</p> <p>Diabetes, a disease that afflicts 21 million Americans, is one of the most frequent complications. Amputating a toe, a fairly common result of untreated diabetes, costs $15,000. Other costs associated with the effects of packing too many pounds:</p> <ul> <li>$44,000 for a heart attack</li> <li>$40,200 for a stroke</li> <li>$37,000 for end-state kidney disease</li> </ul> <p>The next time you think obesity is just a health issue, think again. It is costing us, and the government, much more than we realize.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/greg-go">Greg Go</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/that-extra-weight-is-costing-you-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-healthy-habits-that-can-hurt-you">20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-good-eating-habits-that-are-keeping-us-fat">6 &quot;Good&quot; Eating Habits That Are Keeping Us Fat</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/your-stressful-job-may-be-making-you-healthier">Your Stressful Job May Be… Making You Healthier?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-a-dental-discount-plan-save-you-money">Will A Dental Discount Plan Save You Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-76-new-years-resolutions-thatll-make-2017-your-year">Flashback Friday: 76 New Year&#039;s Resolutions That&#039;ll Make 2017 Your Year</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Health obesity overweight Sun, 03 Dec 2006 06:24:56 +0000 Greg Go 15 at http://www.wisebread.com