Issues 81, December 2007:
EXERCISE and EATING
Obesity in the News
Obesity is big news, but are the important health messages getting through?
Catriona Bonfiglioli explains the causes and effects of media coverage of obesity.
Thirty Years of “Life. Be in it.”
Two members of the international organisation reflect on 30 years of the successful “Life. Be in it.” campaign.
Exercise Beats Obesity
Research indicates that lack of exercise is a better predictor of disease than obesity.
Eating Disorders and Excessive Exercise
Teachers and schools are in a unique position to identify, intervene and support students at risk of and suffering from eating disorders and compulsive exercise.
Kids: Gluttons or Sloths?
Kids are getting fatter, but what they eat may not be to blame. Timothy Olds analyses trends in children’s diets and activity patterns.
What Do Teenagers Eat?
A better understanding of adolescents’ eating habits, and influences on them, will help public health professionals develop more effective health and nutrition programs for teenagers.
The Food Dude Healthy Eating Programme
The popularity and success of the Food Dude Programme is all about superheroes and regular tasting of new foods.
Body Mass Index
The Better Health Channel discusses body mass index and body fat distribution as predictors of health risk.
Finding Facts in Fad Diets
Shane Bilsborough explains the fact and fiction of four popularised diets.
Ask Your Pharmacist (about Weight Loss)?
Stuart Adams takes a critical look at the role of the pharmacist as a source of reliable advice regarding weight management.
The Science of Weight Loss
Are you struggling to lose weight or keep it off? Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis brings fresh scientific insights to help you put an end to the struggle.
Nutrition and Digestion: Is Vegetarianism Appropriate?
Inadequate nutrition and diet are implicated in many modern diseases. Chris Kummer explains how the digestive system can inform dietary choices, including vegetarianism.
Pleasurable foods or meals are often seen as the “enemy” of healthy diets. Lucinda Dobson explains that good fuel and tasty food do not have to be mutually exclusive.
December is often a month of indulgence. Kylie Andrew suggests some ways to moderate festive season feasting.