02:15 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Diet & Fitness
Originally posted 06/20/2014 10:45AM
Dr. Mehmet Oz recently got a dose of tough medicine after being publicly reprimanded on Capitol Hill for spotlighting certain dietary supplements.
Originally posted 06/01/2014 08:00AM
She may have switched to a healthy diet and lost 20 lbs., but Debra Messing misses all the bad food she had to give up.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 07:00PM
It's getting hot in here!
Originally posted 05/09/2014 06:55PM
Rosie O'Donnell has been making some serious lifestyle changes and they're paying off.
Originally posted 04/07/2014 08:30AM
Call it déjá vu dieting. Kirstie Alley has signed on to be a spokesperson for Jenny Craig – again.
Seven years after parting ways with the weight-loss company, the actress, 63, returns to Jenny Craig commercials after putting on 30 lbs. in the last six months.
"I was good for a while and then I wasn’t good, and the weight crept up," Alley tells PEOPLE. "Like I say in the ad, I'm not circus fat. I didn’t hugely screw up. I didn’t gain 75. I gained 30."
Originally posted 03/29/2014 02:50PM
Like millions of women, Lisa Marie Presley has tried fad diets over the years – with mixed results. Recently spotted in Australia looking slim, the singer-songwriter has finally discovered what works.
Originally posted 02/23/2014 10:10PM
What started as one teacher's plan to help a student lose weight has turned into a school-wide healthy-living effort in Franklin, Ind.
After suffering the death of his father and a long hospital stay, 14-year-old Eric Ekis entered Franklin Community High School School standing 6'4" and weighing 510 pounds. His size made him a target for bullies and isolated him, socially and mentally, from his peers.
When teacher Don Wettrick approached Ekis about exercising together, the embarrassed teen turned him down. So Wettrick asked a second time, a few days later. Eric turned him down again. At the end of September, Wettrick approached Ekis a third time, but this time, he didn't come to Ekis with a mission. Instead, he just asked the boy if anything was wrong.
The answer: His grief had turned to depression. Ever since his father's death, he'd given up. He wanted help, but didn't know how to ask.
So Wettrick went to work. With the help of popular senior Kevin Stahl, who takes his independent study Innovations class, the teacher organized an effort to help Eric get healthy. They started simple, with a light walking regimen, and then threw in more intense activities like yoga and basketball.
Originally posted 02/16/2014 12:10PM
Matthew Hogg takes home brewing to a whole new level: Thanks to an excess of yeast in his digestive system, the 34-year-old British man gets as drunk from bread and pasta as his friends do from pints of lager.
Hogg's disease is called auto-brewery syndrome, a rare disorder in which his intestines produce ethanol – pure alcohol – from carbohydrates, leaving him drunk at worst, and tired and hungover at best.
Originally posted 02/10/2014 07:00AM
In the wake of The Biggest Loser's controversial finale last Tuesday, on which winner Rachel Frederickson revealed she had lost a whopping 155 lbs. – including 45 lbs. in the past three months alone – questions have been raised about the NBC show's approach to weight loss.
PEOPLE asked experts in health, fitness and public relations to weigh in on how The Biggest Loser can be improved for future contestants.
Originally posted 01/25/2014 11:00AM
Brooke Burke-Charvet wants people to know one thing: that hot figure she flaunted at the gas station did not come easy.
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