Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/16/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Jamie Oliver: Flash Mobs and Jumbo Caskets
Have you seen the super-size caskets made for the obese? Jamie Oliver hoped they’d send a wake-up call to people.

People get hungrier when they’re starved for sleep
People not getting enough sleep eat a big mac’s worth of calories more in a day!

Michelle Obama Asks Foodmakers To Help Battle Childhood Obesity
Michelle Obama on Tuesday called on corporate food giants such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods to step up efforts to produce more healthful food and then market that, rather than junk food, to children.

How to Stretch Your Food Budget
Feed your family with less without sacrificing taste, freshness, quality, or nutrition using money-saving tips.

72 Hassle-Free Steps to a Healthier Home
Tips on making your home healthier by reducing mold, toxins, and more.

8 Little-Known Diet Secrets
You’ve reached your weight loss goal. Now what? 8 secrets of maintaining your weight.

Should Facebook Have a ‘Panic Button’?
British child-protection advocates are demanding that Facebook install a so-called panic button on its pages — a box that people could click to immediately access information about Internet safety topics such as cyberstalking and sexual abuse.

Twelve cheap and healthy foods
A list of twelve of the healthiest foods under a dollar per serving, plus how to prepare them!

Study: Insurance Companies Hold Nearly $2 Billion in Fast-Food Stock
Researchers say insurance companies should sell their fast-food stock or use their influence as shareholders to make fast food healthier.

The National Day of Silence 2010 – Help Stop Anti-LGBT Bullying in Our Schools
Today is the National Day of Silence, when students across America can show solidarity with their peers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) by taking a vow of silence so as to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.