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WDBJ7 ReporterFor some people, losing weight can be a lifelong battle. For others, it can be a fight for the their very lives. Meet Jeff Mitchell. He weighs 600 pounds. Before we could start the interview, Mitchell had to lay down, his own weight was too much to...
WDBJ7 ReporterMore people than ever are on food stamps, but sometimes that help isn't used for the heathiest of foods. In fact, studies show poverty and obesity are intertwined. Locally, organizations are trying to do something about it. The Roanoke Natural Foods...
Tags: Arable Farming, Obesity, Healthy Diet, Organic Foods, Marketing
WDBJ7 ReporterGetting healthy doesn't have an age requirement. Preschoolers in Danville are learning the importance of exercise by swimming. To a four year old, playing in the water is the best way to have fun anytime of year. In this class, it's purpose has...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMost parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease. An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
WDBJ7 BloggerIt is a new year and it can be the year for change. Most people attempt weight loss as their resolutions. You would think I put it down as mine for 2012 but I did not. I actually wanted to succeed because most resolutions fail. We get so energized for a...
Tags: Weight Loss, Holidays
WDBJ7 BloggerI am literally allergic to healthy food. It sucks sooo BAD! I have Food oral allergy Syndrome. So, October is coming up which marks my weight loss journey to ONE YEAR! CRAZINESS!!! I can't believe I stuck this out for a year. Granted, the goal is 2...
Half of Virginians could be obese within the next twenty years. That's according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health. Researchers say the obesity rate could lead to an increase in disease rates and health care costs. About 30% of adults...
Tags: Obesity, Health Insurance Cost
WDBJ7 BloggerMy Trip to Dallas I just want to give an overview of the trip before I get into the specifics. I loved my weekend away from Va. It was relaxing, amazing and I really can’t think of words to describe it. Air Flight Okay, so remember how I...
WDBJ7 ReporterResearchers at Virginia Tech are fattening up pigs on purpose but not to make sausage or pork chops. These pigs get to eat all they want. There's no limit on how much feed they get. Why do it? Researchers want to understand why people just can't...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterOne Salem man feels lucky to be alive. If it weren't for a test he had done at LewisGale Medical Center he might not be. Jerry Brinkley is a husband, father and a grandfather who loves collecting, sitting on the front porch and talking walks with his...
WDBJ7 BloggerI look at recent pictures and think how crazy my life has turned in the last year. Now, before I start, I have to say I didn't start my weight loss/transformation until October so it hasn’t been a year yet. Continuing on, last year at this time I...
WDBJ7 BloggerI lost around 5 pounds this month which to me is like a huge fail. However, I know life happens. I tried boosting my metabolism by consuming cinnamon. Which in reality, helped boost my metabolism, but in a way that made me feel hungry all the time. A...
Tags: Obesity, Health, Body Mass Index, Physiology
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