7 Reasons Why ‘Activity Icons’ on Food Packages is a Bad Idea

The Royal Society for Public Health claims that adding ‘activity equivalent’ icons – pictures showing how many minutes of physical activity it would take to burn off the calories in a food or beverage – could be an effective way to help people make smart dietary choices.

We all know this won’t work, right?

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Reader Question of the Week – March 7, 2016

Note: We’re starting up a new feature on Body Moment where we feature a great question from one of our readers. I love to get emails, and I reply to every single one. I thought that you guys would enjoy seeing what regular people like you have to say – and what advice I give them! Let me know what you think of this new feature in the comments. -Chris
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Reader Question of the Week – February 1, 2016

Note: We’re starting up a new feature on Body Moment where we feature a great question from one of our readers. I love to get emails, and I reply to every single one. I thought that you guys would enjoy seeing what regular people like you have to say – and what advice I give them! Let me know what you think of this new feature in the comments. -Chris
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Strong Book Review: Nine Workout Programs for Women

Are you frustrated with women’s fitness books that talk about “toning” and “shaping” and promise you results in an unbelievable 20 minutes a day? I was thrilled to see a copy of Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life cross my desk. It’s a straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach to working out for women that kills a lot of the myths about working out, weight loss and muscle growth. And even though I’m not a woman, I think this just might be my favorite new lifting bible. Read though my Strong book review to see why.

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