Research demonstrates that weight stigma leads to psychological stress, which can lead to poor physical and psychological health outcomes for obese people.
Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance fin order to nurture a positive body image. Here are five keys.
If your loved ones are critical of your weight -- guess what? You're even more likely to put on some extra pounds.
As long as you struggle with your body image, the more likely it is that your child will struggle, too. A family therapist offers her advice.
Pink responded on Twitter to body shamers, and managed to not only avoid attacking her critics, but put a positive spin on the whole thing.
Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body.
Cyberbullying and hurtful 'fat jokes' are disturbingly prevalent in the social media environment - and on one site in particular.
'Imperfection is beauty.' But saying it is one thing, and believing it is another.
Appls have changed the way we socialize and shop - but they can do more. For instance, a smartphone can help you with your diet.
There is compelling evidence that children who consistently received less than the recommended hours of sleep had increases in obesity at age 7.
Maybe the numbers on the scale aren't alarming, but that doesn't mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a study.
Twenty-seven adolescents and their parents were surveyed to determine factors contributing to successful weight loss among adolescents.
Boys: Growth chart for 2-20 years - Stature-for-age (height) and weight-for-age percentiles
Girls: Growth chart for 2-20 years - Stature-for-age (height) and weight-for-age percentiles
Here are two different growth charts to help you understand what your healthcare provider is looking at when he or she tells you where your son is "on the charts."
Here are two different growth charts to help you understand what your healthcare provider is looking at when he or she tells you where your daughter is "on the charts."
Researchers used a blood test to assess the levels of epigenetic switches in a gene that regulates fat storage in the body.