Canada Proposes Smarter Health Guidelines

After listening to the public and focusing on current science, Canada has drafted a new food guide favoring whole, plant-based foods and mindful eating. In a time of rising obesity rates among me and women, it makes sense.  (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14185-eng.htm) Health Canada, the department of the Canadian government that’s responsible for national public health, proposed the … [Read more…]

What is a true healthy body fat percentage?

The American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM, defines obesity as a fat percentage over 25% for males and over 32% for females.  Does it make sense that a percentage almost equal to, or higher than the obesity percentage is considered healthy? According to The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), a healthy body fat percentage range for … [Read more…]

Obesity Imbibes America

What Is Obesity? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, obesity means having excess total body fat and differs from just weighing too much (being overweight). A person being 20% or more above normal weight would classify as obese.  A common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). A person is considered overweight if … [Read more…]