Did you know...?
the media brainwashes millions of people everyday. Without knowing it, we are lead on to thinking we want what's being shown on T.V. When we turn on the television, most likely we see Ads for meals from fast food resturants. Because of many diet lifestyles lead by people today, fast food resturants have healthier
food choices. Many times though the healthy food is just as unhealthy as the regular food. With the current economic situations of many average… Continue
Added by Naturally on April 30, 2009 at 4:38pm —
In some places people have different eatting and life style habits. This is a little part of a report I saw.
The Okinawan diet is made up of tofu, vegetables and fish. But a ritual they do before each meal also contributes to their health. "Okinawans recite 'hara hachi bu,'" Dr. Oz says. "[It's] an adage that reminds them to stop eating when they're 80 percent full."
"Hara hachi bu. That's what I need to do," Oprah says. "And how do you know when you're 80… Continue
Added by caro! on April 30, 2009 at 4:26pm —
On Sunday, April 26, 2009, I went to a conference for the Statewide Youth Board of Obesity Prevention
. I felt incredibly intimidated because I never mastered where obesity stood in the government level (the laws, etc.) Until, I just put my all in the program and start repeating to myself how I felt about obesity and how I deeply would like to decrease the enormous obesity rates in California. As I heard many testimonies of what other youth as myself are doing to prevent obesity in their… Continue
Added by Kathleen Ann on April 29, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Answer : Of course! Anything you can think of could be considered as exercise. People may even get exercise and not realize. Sports, dance, or walking around the block with your dog are all considered as forms of exercise. exercising isn't always the easiest thing for people to do, but finding a fun way to do it can help a person overcome their fears or any skepticism.
Added by Naturally on April 29, 2009 at 3:56pm —
Kellogg Settles FTC Charges That Ads for Frosted Mini-Wheats Were False Continue
Kellogg Company, the world’s leading producer of cereal, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that advertising claims touting a breakfast of Frosted Mini-Wheats as “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%” were false and violated federal law. The proposed settlement bars deceptive or misleading cognitive health claims for Kellogg’s…
Added by Ruben Brambila on April 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
I've been meaning to post this little tutorial on how to add the "Status" application to your WereFedUp profile, but I hadn't had the time until now.
So here it goes, it's pretty simple.
1. Go to your page on WereFedUp
2. Click on the "Applications" link on the left side (below your picture)
3. Once on the "Applications" page, search for the one called "Status"
4. Add "Status" to your page
By now you should be able to see… Continue
Added by RP on April 28, 2009 at 6:51pm —
This is my recently acquired turtle, Mr. Squishy (as my mother has named him). As you can see his shell is severely deformed. The people who owned him before us kept him in a garage and fed him lettuce, something that turtles are not supposed to eat in great quantities. The 'turtle expert' at Pet and Jungle says the deformation of his shell was caused by malnutrition and lack of sunlight.
This was out of Mr. Squishy's control, but its… Continue
Added by Lauren on April 22, 2009 at 6:57pm —
You can get FREE gym access on May 11-17, 2009
at your participating local health clubs. It's all part of Get Active America!, the fitness industry's campaign to help more people get fit and helps health clubs nationwide become more involved in their local communities.
Each year, for one week in May, health clubs open their doors to their communities free of charge
. If you've thought about a gym membership but could never… Continue
Added by Javier on April 22, 2009 at 10:06am —
The more people eat, the more food needs to be produced. And increased food production leads to higher CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, scientists say. Overweight people also tend to drive more, increasing car engine exhaust fumes. Read the full report on the Sun… Continue
Added by Javier on April 21, 2009 at 11:57am —
Don't have time to interpret the Nutrition Facts on your favorite food items? NutritionData.com
does it for you! Just enter the name of your food item into the search box and it'll break it all down for you in specific terms.
Here's an example. If you want to know the "fullness factor" of a Snickers… Continue
Added by Javier on April 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
Baldwin Park's Heatlhy Teen On the Move were involved in the filming of a doumentary called FOOD INC
. the documentary will be released this june this is the link to one of many trailers of the… Continue
Added by connie on April 20, 2009 at 6:48pm —
Nutrition labels at independent L.A. restaurants
Seven independent restaurants -- including the popular Chichen Itza -- are letting customers know the nutritional content of their standard menu items in a project aimed at curbing… Continue
Added by Sharlene on April 20, 2009 at 11:36am —
The nutritional needs of the human body change with different life stages. To be fit and healthy, it is important to take into account the extra demands placed on your body by these changes.
To meet your body’s regular nutritional needs, you should consume:
A wide variety of nutritious foods
Daily supplies of water
Enough kilojoules for energy, with carbohydrates as the preferred source
Adequate protein for cell maintenance and repair
Added by Sharlene on April 17, 2009 at 2:53pm —
(A fake letter from a soda company)
Dear young soda drinker,
Are you craving that soda? Well, crave no more!! Did you know that recent studies suggest that if you drink just one 20 ounce bottle of soda per day for a year you can gain an average of 25 pounds!! (1) (You see how happy our model looks in this picture). This of course only is true if you keep your same diet and routine. Which means, the more you eat and drink soda, the more you will gain weight! So,… Continue
Added by Ruben Brambila on April 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
Eating affects the body, workers, animals, the environment...Sustainability is hugely important for all of these things. Sustainability of FOOD and AGRICULTURE means safeguarding the ability to EAT for all future generations. Check it out here
Added by Maya Hagege on April 9, 2009 at 10:44pm —
Below are the percentage rates for obesity in the United States.…
Added by Sharlene on April 9, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Check out this site
for a list of local certified farmer's markets in Los Angeles.
Certified Farmers' Markets are places where farmers sell their crops directly to the public. Consumers can find a wide array of fresh and locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Some markets have other vendors outside of the certified section to complement the farmers' produce, selling bread,… Continue
Added by Britannimarie on April 8, 2009 at 10:00am —
Ground Zero of the Obesity Epidemic? The Center of Your Grocery Store
Want to find something healthy in the grocery store? Stick to the periphery: Most chain supermarkets arrange produce, dairy, and meat along the perimeter of the store, leaving the more processed foods and impulse buys in the middle. That's where you'll find foods with the highest "energy density," or calories by weight, which… Continue
Added by Sharlene on April 6, 2009 at 12:47pm —
London's Gardens: Allotments for the People
Morning Edition, June 26, 2008 · London's allotment gardens are an unusual and vibrant system of community gardens that grow across the city. Tended by immigrants, retirees, chefs and fans of fresh food, the allotments make up a kitchen community like no other.
"Allotments" were… Continue
Added by Sharlene on April 6, 2009 at 11:48am —
Generation Public Health
"You might think we’re one of the healthiest nations, but we’re not. Compared to other developed nations, we’re lagging far behind. The thing is: It doesn’t have to be this way. We can make this the healthiest nation in one generation. Committing to a healthier America is something we all can do.
First, support public health – from the local clinic to the neighborhood park. A healthier America won’t be possible without the… Continue
Added by Sharlene on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am —