weight http://ripr.org en My First 5K http://ripr.org/post/my-first-5k <p>I'd like to share a personal experience, about getting back into an exercise routine after giving birth this past July. In a word, it's been tough.</p><p>Add to that recovering from an unexpected C-section, less time to myself, and no budget for a gym membership, and I've got some pretty good reasons to procrastinate. But there are many more reasons to exercise than not to exercise, and we seem to hear about more by the day. Check out some great reasons <a href="http://health.nih.gov/search_results.aspx?terms=obesity">here</a>.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:03:05 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24159 at http://ripr.org Could New Obesity Guidelines Hike Insurance Rates? http://ripr.org/post/could-new-obesity-guidelines-hike-insurance-rates <p>The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently (end of June, 2012) issued revised guidelines for treating obesity. They recommend that doctors (1) screen all patients for obesity (defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher) and (2) refer obese patients for comprehensive behavioral “interventions” to help them lose the weight.That means some insurers could be asked to cover multiple group or individual behavioral counseling or weight management sessions for overweight patients. But could it mean your insurance rates go up? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8332 at http://ripr.org