Joe Confronts Memories on the ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 02/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week Seven’s theme–Tough Love– taught us what is truly means to love on the Biggest Loser Ranch.  The kids are an amazing addition to the Biggest Loser.  Seeing the world through their eyes reminds me that we all are truly “ONE”.  Over and over again I realize that, although different in some ways, we all are similar in …

The Best-Kept Secret to Weight Loss

Posted on 11/8/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthAre you ready to learn the best-kept secret to weight loss? It doesn’t involve purchasing a miracle product or submitting to a killer exercise routine. Nor does it involve weighing yourself three times a day or obsessing over every bite you put in your mouth. The best-kept secret is to develop and maintain a happy relationship with yourself. Many of us go to great lengths to please others and develop happy relationships with our spouses, parents, children and co-workers——even strangers. …

Australian Boomers Fatter, Sicker Than Parents (Just Like American Boomers)

Posted on 09/28/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAustralians — they’re just like us! And that’s not such a good thing … A new study from Aussie professor Graeme Hugo finds the proportion of Australian boomers with three or more chronic conditions is a whopping 700 percent greater than in the previous generation. And much like their American counterparts, Australian between ages 53 and 62 are more than twice as likely to be obese as their parents were at that age.

The Obesity Paradox: Fat And Fit Trumps Thin and Unfit

Posted on 09/18/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf obesity is so bad for our health, why do studies show that overweight and moderately obese patients with certain chronic diseases often live longer and do better than normal-weight or thin patients with the same illnesses? That was the question posed by the New York Times  in a story that looked at what researchers have called the obesity paradox. As writer Harriet Brown reported: “One study found that heavier dialysis patients had a lower chance of dying than those …

Ten Ways to Outsmart Food Cravings

Posted on 09/6/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal Health Losing weight and keeping it off require effective management of food cravings that can easily undermine plans to eat healthfully. Use these 10 tips to manage yourself through the crazy maze of cravings: 1. Eat at regular intervals. To avoid becoming overly hungry, don’t go more than five hours without eating. 2. Include protein in each meal to control appetite. Skinless poultry, fish, eggs and low-calorie dairy products are good sources. 3. Stay hydrated with water, since thirst can mask …

Weight Loss with These Schemes? Fat Chance!

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthDesperate to lose weight? You’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, according to recent statistics. Although some of us accept our expanding girth, others of us are so discouraged by the number on the scale that we’ll try anything that promises quick results. Protect yourself by familiarizing yourself with popular schemes designed to lighten your wallet more so than your body: Fat-Burning Injections: Weekly shots of fat-burning injections costing about $20 a pop, usually consist …