Obesity

Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
3:34 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Studies Put Soda in the Crosshairs

All this week, NHPR has been looking at the challenge of reducing the number of overweight people in the state.

At the national level, there is the barest glimmer of good news.  One study suggests that obesity rates among some groups might be leveling off.

A separate analysis  found that the consumption of certain sugars in our diet dropped about 25%

Taken together, the two results have drawn even more attention to one of the most common American habits – drinking sweetened soda, teas, and fruit drinks.

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Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Popularity Widens for Apps to Make Us Skinny

(left) John Rymes running in Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon

John Rymes stands at the counter at BagelWorks in Concord, pondering what to eat for lunch.

 It’s not a simple decision.

 “I kinda have to look to see what I’ve burnt today. If I look at my diary, it’s only like 300 calories so I have to probably be a bit careful,” he says. “I have 1200 calories remaining for the day."

Rymes shows off his iPhone, on which he’s pulled up his favorite program -- a weight loss app called MyFitnessPal.

Being fit, though, is not his issue. He’s a triathlete – one of the best in the world at the half Ironman.

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Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

School Lunch Goes Gourmet

Next September, school lunch will be transformed. According to new federal rules, schools will have to serve more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed, high-fat food.

But beans and broccoli are the bane of many kids’ existence. So the question looms: how do you get kids to eat the stuff?

As NHPR’s Elaine Grant reports, Souhegan High School in Amherst may have found the answer.

His name is Chef Jim.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon September 19, 2011

New Hampshire By The Numbers: Health Statistics By County

Click on the counties for statistics.

Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Mon September 19, 2011

For Teen, Loneliness, Weight Go Together

Tony before his weight loss

This week, NHPR looks at the challenge of trimming the waistlines of Granite Staters. Our collective habit of taking in more calories than we burn off has been called the country’s biggest self-inflicted wound to our health.

We begin the series with the story of a college student who, as a child, saw his weight growing and growing. Unlike the majority of young adults, he worked his way back to being more healthy and fit.

As NHPR’s Elaine Grant reports, what he went through – and what he learned – is useful for us all.

 

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Tipping The Scales: Examing Obesity in NH
12:00 am
Sun September 18, 2011

Fast Facts About Obesity in New Hampshire

Sources: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services. Obesity Prevention Program. New Hampshire Obesity Data Book 2010

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