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Here are some hard and disheartening facts about obesity and food that are revealed in the documentary "The Weight of the Nation."
  • If you have dieted down to a particular weight -- say, you lose 30 pounds to reach a goal weight of 140 -- you will still have to eat 20 percent fewer calories per day than a person of the same weight and height who has weighed the same all their adult life (this is.
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You have probably heard by now of Marshall Reid, the sixth grader from Sanford, North Carolina, who managed to change his and his family’s poor eating habits and wrote a book about the experience, titled “Portion Size Me,” which was obviously inspired by the well-known documentary film, “Super Size Me,” by Morgan Spurlock about the negative health effects of fast food. Like many overweight children, Marshall was bullied and made fun of by his peers. After being called “fat” one too many times, he decided to.
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Sometimes a simple idea can have a big payoff. A small study published last August looked at using standing-style desks in Texas classrooms to see if children could be encouraged to be more active. In two classrooms, traditional desks were swapped out for desks at a natural standing height, accompanied by higher stools for comfortable seating. Children with these high desks were compared with children who sat at traditional desks in classrooms nearby. Children in both.
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