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W.Va., Mississippi top nation in adult obesity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. ...

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DUFFIE: Yes, your favorite recipes can be revived

We all have that favorite dish that our mom or grandmother made when we were growing up. Perhaps you have several dishes that come to right now. You can actually taste and smell them as your memory takes you back. As you reflect on the ingredients, you are also aware now that those dishes were “heavy,” made with a lot ...

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Mississippi runners reported safe after Boston Marathon bombing kills three, injures more than 140

Two bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and injuring more than 140, according to the Associated Press. A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. Fifty-nine Mississippians had registered to run the race this year, and 40 had finished at ...

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Do ya Doonya? Bollywood exercise comes home to Mississippi

Doonya, a Bollywood-dance inspired fitness & media company, is promoting a new video series that brings Old World dance with New World exercise. Laurel native and co-owner Kajal Desai talked with MBJ-TV earlier this week about the physical benefits of the workout and how it is sweeping larger markets in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Desai says Doonya (which means ...

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Eaten your plants today?

Over recent years information has been forthcoming about plant-based proteins. Maybe you have heard the term but have no idea what that means or the affects. Perhaps you know about them and have tried these types of foods. In either case let’s explore what they are and how important they can be. First of all, part of the basics of ...

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Thank goodness for Mobama’s leadership

With Mississippi having hosted First Lady Michelle Obama this week, on her continued tour to raise awareness about health and fitness in America, it’s interesting that a new book is out, detailing the problems with the majority of food we are served. “How Fast Food Hooks Us” shows how corporations figure out our ‘bliss spots,’ manipulate the USDA, and stymie ...

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Michelle Obama, Rachael Ray mark three years of Let's Move

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday congratulated this Southern state for a more than 13 percent drop in its child obesity rates, saying its example should inspire the rest of the country. It’s the reason she made Mississippi the first stop on a two-day tour to promote her signature effort, the anti-childhood obesity campaign she launched three years ago called ...

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The color you eat can keep you healthier

How many times growing up did your mom tell you to eat your vegetables whether you liked them or not? Perhaps you had to clean your plate before you were excused from the table, too. Now that you are an adult you realize that your mom was trying to promote healthy eating. New information is always coming out about how ...

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