A weight-control coach — even it’s only a peer, not a professional — can help you stick to your plan and shed those pounds, a new study suggests
Contrary to conventional wisdom, detailed energy measurements show that while hunter-gatherers may be more physically active than the rest of us, they don’t burn more calories thanks to their lower metabolisms
A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents
Staying fit and healthy saves you serious cash in the long run, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to get there. Some tips for making good health affordable
In 2006, New York City passed a first-in-the-nation ban on trans fats in restaurant food. Here’s how it worked
A new yearlong study of weight loss in overweight or obese women identified three key strategies for taking off unwanted pounds. The No. 1 tip for success? Writing down everything you eat or drink in a food journal.
With the first new weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, dieters have a new weapon against obesity. Is it for you?
Wonder why it’s so hard to keep the weight off? Take another look at your diet.
Turns out, that morning chocolate-chip scone may not wreck your diet after all. In fact, it might help you stick to your weight-loss goals.
Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or exploring a new city, a pause in your normal routine can make it tough to stay fit — not to mention all those meals out and indulging in a few (O.K., a lot of) cocktails. The good news: …
Megapastor and bestselling author Rick Warren believes he has an answer to America’s obesity epidemic — and it lies in the Book of Daniel. (The full story appears in this week’s issue of TIME, available to subscribers here.)
Why an ancient Jewish scripture has led 15,000 members of a modern megachurch to lose megaweight.
New Yorkers drink nearly seven times more coffee than other city dwellers. Philly residents eat nearly four times as many bagels. A diet-tracking iPhone app reveals what people like to eat where.