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Managing weighty goals

HOOI YOU CHING finds out why you should lose weight and explores some of the problems inherent in any weight loss attempt.

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Keeping weight off

Shedding those extra kilos is a struggle, bit even more diffcult is keeping them off. Now, researches are learning what it takes to maintain long-term weight loss, writes CARIN GORRELL.

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Children under pressure

Schneider is a paediatrician who treats adolescents in the upscale suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. What Schneider's teenage patients often suffer from is exhaustion and stress, fueled by schedules jam-packed with enough school, sports and extracurricular activities to make any college admissions director take notice.

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No sweat

Brief periods of exercise can actually be beneficial to your health, writes JEANNINE STEIN

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Supplement questions

With the shift in nutrition pattern towards one of unhealthy excess, the role of supplements in maintaining health is becoming more prominent.

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Expediting weight loss

There is a natural focus on weight loss at this time of year, but lasting success does not come from quick-fix diets. To achieve a healthy weight and maintain it for years to come, you must make permanent lifestyle changes #8211; and the sooner the better.

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Extreme dieting risks

WHEN Lori Turner sees model-thin young women, she's not admiring their silhouettes. Instead, she's thinking about their bone structure.

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Forget the rest

Though widely prescribed to cut risk of premature delivery, bed rest is not proven to help, and may even hurt, writes B>KATHLEEN PHALEN/B>.

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Eating our lives away

OKAY, time for a reality check. If you need an extra nudge to get with a healthy eating and exercise programme for 2003, maybe this will help: the obesity epidemic is not only getting worse, but the latest research shows that the ill effects of being overweight and obese in middle age now rival those of smoking.

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Extreme dieting risks

WHEN Lori Turner sees model-thin young women, she's not admiring their silhouettes. Instead, she's thinking about their bone structure.