One Step at a Time: Simple Nudges Can Increase Lifestyle Physical Activity

A man taking stairs at Washington-Dulles International Airport in 2013. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-SA      By Natasha Bliss (left), Dr. John Bellettiere (center), and Matthew Mclaughlin (right) / 10.17.2017 Bliss: Researcher in Public Health, San Diego State University Bellettiere: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego Mclaughlin: PhD Student, University of Newcastle You’ve heard this before,[…]

The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

Another day, another diet. Yuriy Maksymiv/Shutterstock By Dr. Melissa Wdowik / 11.06.2017 Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition Colorado State University “Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.” So started William Banting‘s “Letter on Corpulence,” likely the first diet[…]