Maria Kang, the Fit Mom, was temporarily banned from Facebook

Fit mom Maria Kang couldn't stand anymore all the positive media attention an online group promoting obesity among women was getting and decided to write a post on Facebook about this. There she complained and attacked the way oversized women were encouraged to post photos of themselves in lingerie.
  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Fitness

Study including real action to improve health of Mexican-American men

Mexican-American men behavior is linked to high rates of inactivity and related health conditions. They are actually the target of a study at the University of California, San Diego. Included in the study there is a low-cost strategy for increasing their physical activity, based on cell-phones messages. The National Institutes of Health is spending more than $400,000 sending text messages to Latino men to encourage them to exercise.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Fitness