New labels would show how long it takes to walk off your favorite food

April 8, 2016 by  
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What if instead of counting calories , you could see how many minutes of running or walking it would take to work off your favorite junk food ? Would you think twice about scarfing down a burger? That’s the idea presented by the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) , which suggests “ activity equivalent labeling ” might be a powerful tool to fight obesity . Read the rest of New labels would show how long it takes to walk off your favorite food

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

January 19, 2016 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

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October 2, 2015 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

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Michigan farmer unearths most complete woolly mammoth skeleton ever found in the state

October 2, 2015 by  
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Earlier this week, the bones of a massive woolly mammoth were uncovered outside of Detroit , Michigan. Woolly mammoth remains are a fairly common discovery among archaeologists, but this find is significant because it is one of the most complete skeletons ever found in the state. In total, around 30 woolly mammoths have been found in Michigan, but only a handful of the skeletons are ever uncovered to the extent this one has been. Read the rest of Michigan farmer unearths most complete woolly mammoth skeleton ever found in the state

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Could fecal transplants be making people fat?

February 10, 2015 by  
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People blame rapid weight gain on a great many causes, including the stress of a new job, smoking cessation, and plain old genetics. One woman points to a fecal transplant from her daughter as the reason she gained 36 pounds in a short period of time, making her officially obese. Doctors think there may be a link between bacteria in the gut and obesity, but they don’t completely understand it yet. Could this new medical procedure be making people fat? Read the rest of Could fecal transplants be making people fat? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: effects of fecal transplant , fecal transplant , fecal transplant side effects , obesity , stool transplant , uk woman obese

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Berkeley Becomes First U.S. City to Approve a Tax on Soft Drinks

November 7, 2014 by  
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Voters in Berkeley, California passed a historical measure earlier this week when they voted in favor of the first-ever soda tax in America, which will see sugary soft drinks taxed in response to their reputation for being high in calories and bad for your health. According to Forbes , Measure D , as it’s known locally, will levy a one cent per ounce tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages and flavored drinks, bumping the average price of a can of soda in Berkeley up by a total of 12 cents – and a two liter bottle up by 68 cents. Read the rest of Berkeley Becomes First U.S. City to Approve a Tax on Soft Drinks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berkeley , California , california soda tax , diabetes , Health , heart disease , measure D , obesity , soda , soda bad for health , soda tax , tax , taxing soda

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Los Angeles Metro Board Approves Union Station Master Plan by Grimshaw and Gruen

November 7, 2014 by  
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What Food Do We Throw Away the Most? (Infographic)

October 27, 2014 by  
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How many times have you bought a bunch of bananas only to have them go brown in a matter of days? And how many times have you thrown away wilted salad? Kitchen designer Noel Dempsey sent over this food waste infographic, which outlines just how much perfectly good food the Irish throw away each year. Even though this particular study addresses the behavior of Irish households, we think it’s globally relevant. For example, one study finds that reducing food waste could feed an additional one billion people . Hit the jump to check out this illuminating infographic about food waste, and let us know in the comments what we can do to prevent this disturbing trend. Read the rest of What Food Do We Throw Away the Most? (Infographic) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: food thrown away , food waste , infographic , infographic about food waste , ireland food waste , obesity , reader submissions , UK food waste , user generated content , wasting food , world hunger

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

September 29, 2014 by  
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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health , but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness. Read the rest of Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: attention , Desk , education , exercise , lose , movement , obesity , span , stand2learn , standing , weight

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

February 6, 2014 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5+Design , anti-obesity architecture , Design for Health , exercise , exercise in the built environment , fitness , healthy buildings , healthy environments , obesity , physical activity        

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