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Tag: Exercise

Chief Coca-Cola Scientist Steps Down Amid Controversy Over Obesity Research

Coca-Cola’s chief scientist and health officer has left the company after helping set up a nonprofit research group tasked with downplaying the role of sugary drinks in the obesity epidemic.

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 READ MORE


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Study Claims Too Much Running Can Be Bad for You

Take a deep breath, hard-core runners: A new study of joggers and heart health could stop you in your tracks.

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 READ MORE

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Diet, Not Exercise, Key to Obesity, Scientists Find

Using a Tanzanian tribe as a stand-in for ancient humans, an international group of scientists determined that the hunter-gatherers burned calories no better than we fat, slobby Westerners, when corrected for size. This suggests that overeating is more to blame for obesity than the modern sedentary lifestyle.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE

Obesity and Personal Responsibility

Posted on May 8, 2012 ENLARGE

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Recess: Not What It Used to Be

It seems the schoolyard is more boring than ever. Researchers found that lackluster playground designs brought to us by strict equipment safety rules and low budgets have made outdoor playtime unappealing to toddlers at child care centers around the nation. The need to meet stringent academic requirements is leading schools to underemphasize physical play too.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 READ MORE

Drink Your Way to Peak Fitness

In a surprising new study, a fake scientist consulted by the source that at least admits it makes everything up, the Onion News Network, suggests that Americans perform the bulk of their fitness regimes while in a state of acute inebriation.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


The Ultimate Diet Pill

Researchers have found a way to trigger a gene that causes the body to burn fat—without exercise. Mice tested with the wonder drug not only lost weight, but kept the pounds off while eating fatty foods. Needless to say, the same effect can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle, but who has the time?

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE

Vanity Fair: Pentagon Likely ‘Covered Up’ 9/11 Response

How do you begin to unravel the conspiracy theories and mysteries surrounding the U.S. Air Force’s response on 9/11? Get your hands on over 30 hours of never-before-released NORAD tapes. Vanity Fair’s Michael Bronner did just that, and pieces together a picture of the “chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon’s apparent attempt to cover it up.” Complete with audio clips.  (h/t

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE

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