The Shape We're In

Some like it hot

Yoga class turns up the heat

Kari Baker Pollard said she knows most men think yoga is easy and meditative and far from a cardiovascular workout or toning muscles.

As I've often said since starting this diet for The Shape We're In project, willpower isn't my strong suit.

Q: I know whole wheat is the best bread to buy, but are there other things I should look for?

The faint hum of a slow-moving treadmill mingles with the rapid clicking of keyboard keys inside a BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee office building.

Tennessee and Alabama are behind only Mississippi as the fattest states in the land, while Georgia had the second-highest rate for obesity among those age 10 to 17, a new study shows.

Water fitness

Even the youngest of children gain benefits from swimming

With a race here, a splash there and shouts of "Marco Polo" everywhere, children may not be able to overlook the fun of a pool to see the fitness aspects of swimming.

Q. How can GERD be treated?

Don't you just hate that awkwardness when you're going to a cookout, but you're on a diet and can't eat what the hostess is serving?

Q: Are granolas really all-natural and good for you?

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Veggie burgers have become mainstream menu items at many Chattanooga restaurants.

Q: What is GERD?

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As I write this, I'm wearing capris that I haven't been able to get into for two years.

Q. If I am trying to lose weight, is a low-calorie or low-carbohydrate diet more effective?

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Q: Yogurt is supposed to be healthy, but which ones should I buy? Are some really better than others?

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Hoop it up!

Community of hula hoopers are getting fit and melting away pounds

Doris Pollari never learned how to hula hoop as a child. At 68, the Rising Fawn, Ga., resident has recently taken up the activity for exercise and camaraderie.

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