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Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter Casandra Effe wrote to Trudeau with top 10 things she hopes he’ll do as future PM

CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 AM ET

http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/

 

I went to the site, very . . . → Read More: Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter Casandra Effe wrote to Trudeau with top 10 things she hopes he’ll do as future PM

CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 AM ET

http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/

 

I went to the site, very . . . → Read More: Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Things Are Good: Finally Americans Are Eating Less

The obesity problem in the USA may start to shrink. After years of constantly increasing they caloric intake Americans seem to be getting the message that eating too much can be bad for you. This is the first year that caloric intake has decreased and hopefully it’s a trend of things to come.

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Things Are Good: A Video Series That’s Fighting Obesity

The obesity problem in North America keeps growing larger and it’s within all of our interests to ensure that we trim the fat. An online video series directed at kids is making a difference. The Adventure to Fitness series educates kids about animals, geography, and other fun things while keeping kids moving. This is . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A Video Series That’s Fighting Obesity

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Obesity in Newfoundland and Labrador #nlpoli

A study published in 2014 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal projected that 71 percent of people in Newfoundland and Labrador would be overweight or obese by 2019.

Think about and then reconsider comments by a Norwegian writer working for the New York Times.

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Things Are Good: Lose Weight by Taking the Bus

Obesity is a health problem in North America and this is due to modern lifestyle choices. One choice is to live far from work and commute using a car (this has led to environmental problems in addition to health problems) which means that people physically move less than before. Some new research now points out . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Lose Weight by Taking the Bus

the disgruntled democrat: In America Being Fat Is Like Being Poor: It’s Your Fricken Fault

At some point in time, probably not in the immediate future, the Anglo-American world is going to wake up to the fact that no man, nor no woman, is an island. The environment, beginning in the womb, has profound effects on the people we turn out to be.

Seems pretty straight forward, but if Anglo-Americans . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: In America Being Fat Is Like Being Poor: It’s Your Fricken Fault

Things Are Good: Doctors Prescribing Nature

Doctor Robert Zarr prescribes walking in parks to his patients. Regular readers already know that the exposure to nature is beneficial in multiple ways for our physical and mental health. Doctors have also taken note of this and realize that prescribing walks and exposure to nature can reduce obesity rates while also being proactive in . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Doctors Prescribing Nature

cartoon life: Ideas Stuffed

Ideas Stuffed

I’d like to clear up one misconception right from the start. The usual suspects are eating more and moving less, but the truth is, since 1980, it’s been all about eating more.” – Jill Eisen

Filed under: art Tagged: food, Obesity

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Things Are Good: Better Urban Design Can Increase Happiness and Sexiness

Obesity is a growing problem in North America and it looks like this health issue will continue to grow. There are many contributing factors to what’s referred to as an obesity epidemic, and some designers think that we can curb at least one contributing factor: poor urban planning. Not coincidentally, places with a higher proportion . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Better Urban Design Can Increase Happiness and Sexiness

OPSEU Diablogue: Obesity rates rise – will Ontario implement the recommendations of its own panel?

Health prevention is one of those hands down winners. You ask people about health care reform, and almost everyone believes that moving health issues upstream has the potential to reduce costs for the health system. In the Health Council of … Continue reading →

Left Over: Adapt (to the Natural World) or Die

 

Buffett-Heinz Deal Sends Urgent Warning To Food Industry To Cut Costs

Reuters | Posted: 02/22/2013 7:25 pm EST | Updated: 02/24/2013 10:41 am EST

From Huffpost Feb 24, 2013

 

Even Warren Buffet must realize that the day of chemical-laden Frankenfood is well and truly receding into the morass of unhealthy, obese citizens who . . . → Read More: Left Over: Adapt (to the Natural World) or Die

Things Are Good: Fight Fat with Urban Design

People in urban centres walk more and are generally more active than those who live in the suburbs, which is great for urbanites but not so great for the health of suburban dwellers. Years of poor urban planning in the suburbs have had a negative effect on the health of those who live there, which . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Fight Fat with Urban Design

Things Are Good: Have the Fat Gene? Move!

The developed world is getting fatter and there’s everything you can do about it as an individual: be more active. As obvious as it sounds, being more physically active dramatically reduces your girth. The best part of some new research points out that even if you have a gene that predisposes you to obesity a […] . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Have the Fat Gene? Move!

Red Cross: Obese outweigh hungry

In a startling bit of news, surely representing the disparity between rich and poor, overweight people now outnumber the hungry globally.Asia-Pacific director Jagan Chapagain called it a “double-edged scandal” at a press conference in the Indian c… . . . → Read More: Red Cross: Obese outweigh hungry

RedBedHead: "Saturated Fat Is Bad": The Lie That Never Dies

Go ahead & eat it: you know you want to I came across this article in Health & Fitness section of today’s Globe & Mail. A reader asks Leslie Beck, a dietician, whether eating a medium rare steak is bad for him, as his wife suggests. Now, … . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: "Saturated Fat Is Bad": The Lie That Never Dies

RedBedHead: Child Obesity: Abuse Or Moral Panic

A number of articles were sent my way today about the phenomenon in the USA and Scotland – and probably in Canada – of charging parents with child abuse if they “allow” their children to become obese. I’ve discussed in previous posts here, here and her… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Child Obesity: Abuse Or Moral Panic

RedBedHead: BMI & Other Lies

Went out last night for a drink with a friend of mine and we ended up in a conversation with a professor from the University of Western Ontario who teaches in the Women’s Studies Dept and specializes in Medical Sociology or the sociology of medicine,… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: BMI & Other Lies