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Bill sets out to tackle obesity rates in Prince George's County

Do you really want to know how many calories are in that meal you just ordered? You may not be able to avoid that in Prince George's County, if a new bill passes.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 09:38am EDT

Tags: Eric Olson, fast-food restaurants, Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Study: Losing sports teams make us reach for the saturated fats

A losing football team may be to blame for that spare tire around the waist.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:03am EDT

Tags: fat, sports, football, baseball, eating, alan etter

Preventing childhood obesity starts at home

While the statistics of childhood obesity are frightening, parents have the power to reverse the trend. Playing an active role in your child's nutrition and fitness lifestyle can help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, childhood obesity, nutrition, exercise, health, tips

Good to Go: Make over school lunches and snacks

Lunchrooms will soon be swarming with students who are hungry for more than just knowledge.

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: back-to-school, lunches, healthy, healthy food, school, Katie Howard, Good to Go

Why diet sodas may not be better for you

Research shows diet soda, when consumed over a long period of time, can be just as detrimental to your health as sugary drinks.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: diet soda, Susan Swithers, Purdue University, Nick Iannelli

Study finds local areas have lowest obesity rates, highest life expectancy

As obesity continue to climb throughout the country, a handful of local areas reported some of the lowest obesity rates in the U.S. for 2011.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 12:45pm EDT

Tags: health, life expectancy, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

What to know about new weight-loss drug Belviq (Video)

Belviq is meant for the obese and for overweight people with serious weight-related medical conditions.

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: belviq, diet, exercise, weight loss, michelle basch, diet pill,

Globetrotters bring battle against obesity to D.C. school

The Harlem Globetrotters are trying to help the nation's youngsters beat the battle of the bulge one push-up and basketball trick at a time.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: Harlem Globetrotters, St. Augustine Catholic School, Lauren Clark, exercise, basketball

Gardening with kids: Tips and advice for starting an active and healthy habit

For adults, gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities of summer. However, getting kids to enjoy the same activity may present challenges for some parents and caregivers. Several area experts offer advice and tips on making gardening a fun, healthy and rewarding summer activity for youth.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:52am EDT

Tags: gardening, kids, screen time, We Can!, National Gardening Association, Hoai-Tran Bui, mike mcgrath

Big-and-tall men: A commercial fit for you (Video)

Big-and-tall men know that being "larger than average" doesn't mean being built like a football player.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 05:48am EDT

Tags: david burd, destination xl, clothes, shopping,

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