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Spotlight on Weight

Of all the health topics swirling around in American society and media today, weight captures more attention than almost any other issue. Currently, obesity is considered to be epidemic in our country, with childhood obesity rates more than doubling over the past 30 years (and with adolescent obesity rates quadrupling). In 2012, more than one third of Americans, both children and adults, were overweight or obese. There is no question that weight has become an issue worth addressing. However, I’ve learned that it is often addressed in ways that do not solve the problem or help people in the long term. Although there is merit to the concerns surrounding overweight and obesity, it can also be dangerous to focus on weight as a determinant of health. Being overweight or obese puts people at higher risk for disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who are overweight have a greater chance of experiencing heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, sleep apnea, certain cancers, and joint problems. These associations are well documented and are important to take into consideration. The fact that overweight promotes diseases makes sense when one considers the toll that excess weight takes on the body. For example, being overweight puts more stress on the weight-bearing joints because they must carry the extra weight of the body. Similarly, added weight of the [&hellip

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My One Thread

This blog is from one of the Engine 2 Extra Fire Marshals – Anne T.! —– Let’s face it, navigating friendships when you’ve transitioned to [&hellip

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Chopping Vegetables With Jane

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Skip the Fancy Drinks, Chew Your Food

Skip the Fancy Drinks, Chew Your Food Smoothies and juicing have been growing in popularity over the past few years. Bright juices and blended smoothies [&hellip

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Plant-Strong™ Kids Week 6!

It’s out! Plant-Strong™ Kids Week 6! Many thanks to Lindsay from Happy Herbivore and Cathy from Straight Up Food for their recipe contributions! Catch up [&hellip

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Air Travel in the Plant-Strong Mode

The first time I ever boarded an airplane, my mother insisted that I wear a navy blue, linen suit. It was a time in air [&hellip

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Plant-Strong™ Kids Week 5!

We are really loving hearing about your kids getting plant-strong! Kathy wrote to us: “My two sons had been resisting for a long time. They [&hellip

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Finding Engine 2

We all have a back story to the beginning of our own plant-strong-journey. Mine began in a Whole Foods Market when I saw a copy [&hellip

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Engine 2 Summer Kids Series: Week 4!

Hard to believe we are already in week 4 of our Summer Kids Series! How are your kids doing? Plant Strong Kids™ Week 4 And [&hellip

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