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Your health should be considered holistically and not based on any one factor alone.

7 signs you’re not overweight or obese, even if your BMI says you are

Many argue that BMI is inadequate as it ignores important factors such as family history, genetics, lifestyle, age, gender, and muscle mass.
Overweight people come up against prejudice every day.

People who are overweight get paid less, according to a new study

Obese workers earn an average of £1,940 ($2,512) less per year than their slimmer colleagues, according to data from LinkedIn.
The "distracted boyfriend" meme, which a Sweden advertising watchdog recently ruled is sexist.

A dubious report says memes are to blame for making teens fat

Loughborough University researchers told a British parliamentary committee that memes may be to blame for teen obesity, saying a lot of them mock fitness and healthy eating. The letter may be part of a trend where Europe is increasingly hostile to meme culture.

There’s even more evidence that your waistline is one of the best ways to tell if you’re healthy — especially as you age

Researchers are learning that the amount of fat we hold around our waistlines is a good indicator of our overall health. A new study found that waist-to-hip ratio is linked to cognitive performance.

Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the US since the 1970s, to the point that nearly 20% of kids and teens aged 6 to 19 qualify as having obesity. Being obese as a child comes with serious long-term health effects. But kids with healthy mothers are far less likely to become obese.
George Wilson enjoyed his truck driving job but had to quit as his health deteriorated. This picture is from 2014, "somewhere in Texas."

Truck drivers fear for their safety on the road — but the vast majority of them face a much bigger threat

Trucking isn't just dangerous because you're out on the open road, controlling an 80,000 pound vehicle. It's also hazardous because of long-term health effects that arise from sitting all day and poor food options at trucking stops.
Trader Joe's former president Doug Rauch founded the Daily Table.

Trader Joe’s former president launched an even cheaper grocery store and has a huge vision for changing how Americans buy food

After helping create the cult-like following at Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch has turned his attention to the hunger crisis in America. He has since launched an even cheaper grocery store called the Daily Table with an innovative approach to making food affordable.

Only 10% of obese people know they are overweight — here’s how to tell if you are

A study by UCL and Cancer Research UK has found how the majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as even 'very overweight.'

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

Sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle. Here are some practical guidelines for a healthier you.

All the ways you’re sabotaging your health by overdoing it on sugar

High-sugar diets have been implicated in an array of health problems, from cavities and tooth decay to obesity and cognitive decline.