Teen Contracts Hepatitis After Trying to Lose Weight With Green Tea 

Here’s something to think about next time you get one of those “miracle green tea” emails in your inbox: doctors treating an unidentified British teenager say she contracted hepatitis and jaundice as a result of her attempts trying to lose weight by drinking diet green tea. And the scary thing is she’s not the only… »9/25/15 2:20pm9/25/15 2:20pm

Skip the Tiny Weights: Weight Lifting Isn't That Different for Women

So many strength workouts for women stray from actual strength and power development, emphasizing lighter weights. This perpetuates the notion that the workouts men do somehow just aren’t for us. But that isn’t the case. Women can and should weight train just as intensely, and with the same exercises and programs, as… »8/18/15 1:18pm8/18/15 1:18pm

Site Uses Pic of Woman with Anorexia in 'Amazing' Weight Loss Post

The Chive is the internet's home for all things "awesome" and "mind-blowing," a sort of Total Frat Move/BuzzFeed mashup focusing on gifs, girls in bikinis and whatever other #viral #content they can scrape off the floor of the web and (barely) repackage into an article. And that, apparently, is how they came to use a… »3/24/15 12:00pm3/24/15 12:00pm

Excuse Me Sirs, Women Are Just as Good at Boozing and Binge-Watching

We've barely staggered through the first round of company Christmas parties and already we're getting slammed with New Year's resolution-related content (and unfortunately not the Otis Redding/Carla Thomas duet, either). Today's news: Gents' weight-loss goals are most likely to be derailed by liquor and Game of… »12/15/14 12:50pm12/15/14 12:50pm

Rich People Work Out to Lose Weight, Poor People Take Diet Pills

The relationship between poverty and weight is a vital yet often downplayed aspect of the "obesity epidemic." Poor people have less nutritious food in their neighborhood stores (if they have stores at all), less money to buy it, less time to cook it, and less access to preventive medical care. But the fact that… »8/21/14 4:00pm8/21/14 4:00pm

The Truth Is Out: You Will Never Have a 'Celebrity Body'

The fitness and tabloid industries make tons and tons of dough off the idea that if you can just find the right combo of Soul Cycle and kale chips and chia seed pudding and intentional living, YOU TOO can have Jennifer Aniston's exact abs. The truth, of course, is that you probably can't. You can only have YOUR abs. … »8/07/14 4:20pm8/07/14 4:20pm