The Shape We're In

Q. What are some effects of obesity on pregnancy?

  • June 10th, 2010  |
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Q: I have a craving for crunchy, salty things. Is there a good substitute for chips or Chex snack mix?

In Chattanooga -- home to potentially diet-demolishing products like Little Debbie snack cakes, Krystal burgers and Moonpies -- more leaders in the food industry are recognizing that patrons want not only great taste, but jeans that fit.

Q. What are some effects of obesity on pregnancy?

Q: My kids refuse to eat anything green. What should I do?

Crash and learn

Quick weight-loss can lead to yo-yo dieting

This is the time of year when losing weight becomes an imperative for some people bent on creating instant beach bodies.

Imagine the surprise on my friends' faces when I whipped an iPod Touch out of my purse last weekend to run a calorie count at a restaurant. That's something they'd never seen me do before.

Q. I've recently started a walking program to lose weight but am having difficulty because I have osteoarthritis in my knee, and it is hurting. How can I continue my exercise routine and protect my aching knee?

Ana Boyd often takes a short break during the one-hour workout session inside the St. Andrews Center.

Q: There are so many foods I like with corn syrup in them, but I hear it’s really bad for you. Why is it?

The wellness program participants laughed when Betty Williams said she wanted more dressing and cheese for her salad, but when she sang to give thanks for better health she was so overcome with emotion that she cried.

In Hamilton County, where 28.6 percent of adults are obese, local advocates are tackling what they say is one of the root environmental problems of the obesity epidemic: Inability to access affordable, healthy foods.

It's "Half" time

Half-distance marathons are fastest growing race distance in the United States.

Running her first half-marathon was Cynthia Garmany's birthday present to herself.

With summer merely weeks away, a new Curves location is aiming to help women shape up.

Q: Where “low-carb” has been left off, the “low-glycemic index” has taken over. What does low-glycemic index mean?

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