Posts Tagged ‘presumptions’

How Much Water Is Plenty to Drink? It Depends

December 8, 2022 — The not so humble water bottle. Look around and it’s easy to see that this is an indispensable accessory for signaling an active, healthy lifestyle. CDC makes it clear. Drink plenty of water and you can protect yourself from all kinds of health problems: dehydration, fuzzy thinking, mood changes, overheating, constipation, and kidney stones. It […]

Looking in the Dark for Answers to Obesity

September 24, 2022 — “There is more to obesity than meets the eye,” write James René Jolin and Fatima Cody Stanford in the Postgraduate Medical Journal. But too often, visible behaviors and appearances guide our responses to this disease. So we end up wondering why the result of earnest efforts to reduce it in both individuals and the population […]

Is It Possible to Separate Obesity from Body Image?

April 29, 2021 — One reason that obesity can be such a difficult topic is because people link it to appearance. Thus we live in a culture where people presume they can diagnose a person’s health based on body image. Looking healthy becomes a surrogate for being healthy. People do very unhealthy things to reach for a healthy appearance. […]