Commitment devices are an increasingly popular weight-loss method, especially among economists. However, new research from Nicholas Burger and John Lynham indicates that betting on your own ability to lose weight may not be a sure thing.
Tony Horton is one of the most visible people — if not the most visible person — in all of American fitness. The credit for that goes to his work creating P90X, the most successful home fitness program of all time.
You've committed to squeezing in a workout between your commute and your desk job, but before you embark on this new regimen, you want to know: when's the best time to exercise to ensure you're getting the most out of it?
Back in October, after it was revealed that Oprah Winfrey had bought a 10% stake (subsequently boosted to 15%) in fad food diet company Weight Watchers, and after the media diva swallowed the margin accounts of thousands of shorts (75% of WTW's float was short at the time), we said that a simple way to profit from Oprah Winfrey gaining weight was to go short WTW stock.
A key player in the country’s weight-loss industry deserves a formal caution for violating advertising rules, a professional appeal board in Ontario has ruled.
In a decision released Thursday, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board dismissed a protest by Dr. Stanley Bernstein, who wanted the caution thrown out.
“That part of the decision requiring [Dr. Bernstein] to attend the college in person to be cautioned for his use of testimonials, comparatives, and superlatives in his advertising is confirmed,” the review board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you're not considered overweight.New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.