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Karl visits Mike's Fitness

In which Karl decides to stop being a fat fuck ...
By KARL STEVENS  |  August 31, 2012

In shape for summer?

Watching a CrossFit workout is reminiscent of a movie montage showing a rabble of villagers training to become the militia necessary to protect their homesteads from invading bad guys.
There’s still time to Craft yourself into a hard-bodied soldier-athlete
By MELISSA NELSON  |  July 27, 2012

What causes obesity?

Here's the latest from the Health Bureau.
By  |  June 27, 2012

Cut calories in the New Year

Several Portland restaurants will offer menu items at the price of their calorie count on Tuesday, January 3 — a nod toward the city's obesity prevention initiative and recent efforts to get local, non-chain eateries to provide nutrition information to t
Getting healthy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2011

Acting lessons needed

I am 38 years old, relatively good-looking, and in basically good shape. My wife and I met when we were both 22 and gradually got to know each other. We dated for seven years, and finally married. My problem is that I no longer find her physically attr
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 10, 2010

Food as enemy

From the summer of 1982 to the winter of 1985, I ate the same thing every day: a plain sesame bagel for breakfast, a Dannon coffee-flavored yogurt for lunch. an apple and a one-inch cube of cheddar cheese for dinner. Nothing more.
The anatomy of an eating disorder
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  July 31, 2010

Stop feeding crap to your kids

Stop feeding crap to your kids


It's just baby fat. He's hungry so I keep feeding him. He's just big for his age. These are all excuses for having obese kids. The worst part is the parents of these children are killing their own lovable kids, slowly. And it happens more often than you think.

By Lisa Spinelli  |  April 07, 2009