Only 45% of people qualifying as overweight said they’d ever been told that by a physician. Among those with a BMI qualifying them as obese, 66% reported being told by a doctor they were overweight. (via the WSJ) photo: an MRI of two women, one 250 lbs and the other 120. Continue reading
A full scale vascular model with all of the major arteries made completely of hand-blown glass. (via) Continue reading
Mutatoes is a collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables, displaying a dazzling variety of forms, colours and textures, that only reveal themselves when lawfully enforced standards cease to exist. Continue reading
Google introduces new “Recipes” results. It’s becoming easier and easier to eat well… You can search by dish, ingredients or even a holiday or event. There are also filters based on cooking time, calorie count and more. Continue reading
Haagen Dazs has figured things out. They recently launched their new product “Five, all-natural ice cream crafted with only five ingredients for incredibly pure, balanced flavor… and surprisingly less fat!” And McDonald’s recently introduced “oatmeal.” As Mark Bittman says: “Real oatmeal contains no ingredients; rather, it is an ingredient…A more accurate description than “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, … Continue reading
When do kids start mimicking family and friends and start forming lifelong habits? Almost immediately after birth. Then why do we wait until middle school to introduce “Health” to the kids as part of a formal curriculum, that coincidentally, happens in a period when kids are just becoming rebellious? If parents don’t place living healthfully high on their priority list, how are kids supposed to … Continue reading Do we, as a society, ignore the concept of living well when kids are most impressionable?