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Fitness challenge: A day in the life of a firefighter

It seems reasonable that in order to be a firefighter you should be physically fit, however, a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 70 percent of firefighters are obese or overweight.

Stigma often adds to burden of obesity

Obese people are already at risk for a range of health issues, but their problems can be made worse if they feel they are being discriminated against because of their weight, researchers say.

Small dietary changes can make a big difference

Are you one of the millions of middle-aged Americans who resolved to improve your health this year, through diet, exercise or other lifestyle changes? If so, you know that it's not easy to change old habits - especially the salty, sugary and fatty ones that taste so good.