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Cafeteria Crisis — Here’s What Cafeteria Lunches Look Like Around The World Vs. The US [Infographic]

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Infographics, Nutrition Lists, Obesity

Uh, we’re in trouble. Visual News put together a compilation of cafeteria lunches from around the world. Let’s just say it’s not pretty, unless you’re in school outside of the US.

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How Much Do You Really Know? 92% of People Who Take This 4 Question Weight Loss Quiz FAIL

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Misc.

Michael Volkin, the founder of Strength Stack 52, dropped by and dished out a 4-question quiz covering diet and weight loss. It’s a toughy — a whopping 92% fail.

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Is Wearable Fitness Tech Primed To Spark A Big Change In Healthcare? [News]

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Fitness Trackers, Gear It UP, Health It UP, News

Out with the diamond bracelet or designer watch — in with the latest wearable fitness tech. New data shows that fitness fanatics aren’t the only ones using wearable tech; in fact, the market is dominated by the obese population. And that might lead to insurance covering your next fitness tracker.

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Experts Explain Why Being Underweight Might Be MORE Dangerous Than Being Obese [Study]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Health It UP, News, Obesity, Study

New research reveals that being too thin puts you in quite a risky place, with a heightened risk of death. Could being underweight be MORE dangerous than being obese?

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Treadmill Desks: Research Shows It Pays To Go The Extra Mile While In The Office [Study]

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Disease, Gear It UP, Health It UP, Obesity

It’s your choice to be a couch potato, but an office job might force you to stay sedentary from 9 to 5 (or longer) — a lifestyle that’s linked with an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, and all-cause death. Research suggests that treadmill desks could be a powerful solution to increase calorie burn, boost productivity, and get you to move more.

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[Study] The One INSANE Health Benefit Of The Tequila Plant That You Knew Nothing About

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Diet It UP, News, Nutrition Science, Study

For many people, tequila has had a promising effect on liquid courage. Now, researchers say the plant used to create it may unlock a number of health benefits, help with weight loss, and even assist the more than 26.2 million type 2 diabetics in America.

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This Artificial Ingredient Is In Almost Everything You Eat: Why Aren’t You Avoiding It?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Nutrition 101

Are you unknowingly consuming this dangerous and artificial ingredient? Monosodium Glutamate — aka MSG — is in over 80% of processed foods. Follow these tips today to abolish it from your clean and healthy lifestyle.

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[Infographic] Catch Up On Obesity In The US With Georgetown’s 60-Second Fact Sheet

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Health It UP, Infographics, Obesity

More than 1/3 of American adults are obese (35.7%) and 17% of children are, too. Catch up on obesity in the US with this simple 60-second fact sheet, appropriately titled ‘Fighting the Obesity Epidemic,’ courtesy of Georgetown University’s Nursing Program.

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[Infographic] The Cost Of Obesity

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Health It UP, Infographics, Obesity

In 2004, the CDC ranked obesity as the number one health risk facing America. Today, we are still facing massive risk — if obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, 44% of Americans will be obese by 2030. The George Washington University shares its infographic detailing the startling rise in obesity and the ridiculous cost associated with it.

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[Data] The 2013 State(s) Of Obesity In The US

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Featured Article, Health It UP, Infographics

If you were ever curious about the obesity distribution within the US, here’s your answer. We dive into the current state of obesity in 2013, trends over time, and a state-by-state breakdown to pinpoint the biggest regional contributors.

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