I’m writing this post in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, after a long and taxing Monday that those of you who follow me on Twitter are sick of hearing about, I’m sure. So my brain is broken, and instead of a real post, I give you… the five Google Alert e-mails that I clicked on just now.
This first one, I think it was the exclamation point that sucked me in. But I took the text from Yahoo! (there’s that exclamation point again).
Twenty-five-year-old George Vera was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility…Vera was originally arrested on charges of selling illegal copies of compact discs. The 500-pound man was searched during his arrest and again at a city jail and the county jail, but officers never found the weapon in his rolls of skin. Vera admitted having the gun during a shower break at the county jail.
People need to get fitter, not just for their own sake, but for the sake of their families, friends, and evidently their pets, too. If we don’t start to take control of this problem, a whole generation will become too unfit to perform even the most rudimentary of tasks.’
Doctors blamed chubby celebrities for adding to the obesity crisis by showing that it is possible to be fat and famous.
From, “we are fat and lazy because of e.g. Ricky Gervais” to “WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”:
3. Obesity-Cancer Link Is Growing
In the 1980s, researchers focused on the amount of fat people ate as a probable cause of cancer, but studies did not strongly support that. Later they turned to diets high in fruits and vegetables as a way to reduce cancer, but again, Willett said, they struggled to find convincing evidence in studies.
Now attention has turned to obesity, and more and more research is providing evidence that indict that as a cancer cause.
“In general, for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless,” says Eric Ravussin, chair in diabetes and metabolism at Louisiana State University and a prominent exercise researcher. Many recent studies have found that exercise isn’t as important in helping people lose weight as you hear so regularly in gym advertisements or on shows like The Biggest Loser â€” or, for that matter, from magazines like this one.
The basic problem is that while it’s true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued. Exercise, in other words, isn’t necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder.
And the last one is just embarrassing (also, it’s a three-paragraph article with like 87 typos, my god):
Ashlee, who gave birth to her son Bronx Mowgli with rocker hubby Pete eight months ago, said that reducing weight after the delivery was much easier than she had thought. Ashlee told People’s Celebrity Baby Blog : “After I had Bronx I lucked out…I mean, I’m 24-years-old. I have the genes from my mother and I did work out for three months, ” reports the Sun .
The singer-actress, who is all set to return to the world of television in Melrosde Place, said she and Pete manage their time with son Brionx easily.
Any thoughts about 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5? Please share!
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