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By Andrea K. Walker | November 6, 2012
Drop a few pounds and it will lead to a good night's sleep, new Johns Hopkins research has found. As the body loses fat, particularly belly fat, people are able to sleep better, Hopkins doctors found when following 77 people over six months. The improvement in sleep quality was experienced by both those who lost weight through diet as well as those who combined a healthy diet with exercise. Study participants had type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and were all overweight or obese.
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By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
At age 23, Malarie Burgess couldn't fit into restaurant booths, she had to buy clothes online, and she endured stares and comments from strangers, particularly children. The year was 2010, and she weighed 350 pounds. "I had kind of fooled myself into thinking I was OK," recalled Burgess, who grew up in Westminster. But then a family friend sat her down and urged her to change. "She said she was worried about my health," Burgess said of the friend. "Initially, I was very offended.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Veteran strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil arrived at his second training camp with the Ravens last week bigger than he did the previous year, but said Thursday that he's adapting to his added bulk well thus far. “It was a little adjustment, but I think I'm on the right track, so I feel good about it,” Dumervil said Thursday. “[I'm] just trying to maximize every opportunity in practice, in training camp, so by Week 1, we'll be hitting and ready to roll.” Dumervil said he added weight - he's now listed at 253 pounds - for physical and mental reasons.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety. Goree was a contributor for Maryland even while lacking prototypical size. But he is bigger and stronger than he has ever been as he enters his senior season. After weighing just 205 pounds as a freshman, the 6-foot-2 Goree began preseason camp earlier this month weighing 245 pounds. Goree increased his weight to 235 pounds heading into last year and put on 17 pounds this offseason after finishing last year weighing 228. “I've never been 245 in my life,” said Goree, a Bowie native who played at C.H. Flowers High School.
HEALTH
By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
At age 23, Malarie Burgess couldn't fit into restaurant booths, she had to buy clothes online, and she endured stares and comments from strangers, particularly children. The year was 2010, and she weighed 350 pounds. "I had kind of fooled myself into thinking I was OK," recalled Burgess, who grew up in Westminster. But then a family friend sat her down and urged her to change. "She said she was worried about my health," Burgess said of the friend. "Initially, I was very offended.
NEWS
June 23, 2013
Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks. The American Medical Association has agreed that obesity is a disease. I have told patients about it for 20 years. I rode my bike to work for four years before deciding that running there was better. I'm proud of so many patients who have discovered cheaper exercise regimes and fruit and vegetables.
NEWS
February 24, 2010
Yes, women do need more healthy role models for body image, but why should we even be comparing the scale numbers anyway ("Real athletes, real bodies," Feb. 21)? What good does it do to know an athlete's weight, when clearly that weight is significantly increased by hard-earned lean muscle, not by the higher body fat percentages that raise the average American woman's weight? A pound and a pound are not always equal. To say that an Olympic athlete, who is the epitome of strength and health, weighs the same as the average American female (who is most likely shorter, much less muscular, and by far less active)
NEWS
February 25, 2014
Unfortunately, not everyone lives in a friendly and honest neighborhood. I have lived in Columbia, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Arbutus and Westminster, and I would never frown upon people who shoveled the snow in their parking space and marked it ( "The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 19). They took the time to come outside during the night and early morning hours to make sure they could get out to go to work and come home the spot they had cleared. Growing up in Columbia, my parents would stay up until all hours of the night to help shovel snow and bring hot coffee to the workers.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | July 6, 2010
It seems like a very long time ago that the Orioles announced the deal to acquire Kevin Millwood from the Texas Rangers and conducted a conference call to introduce the veteran right-hander to the local media, but one thing about that evening still stands out. Millwood didn't sound too thrilled to be coming to Baltimore. It became obvious when he got to spring training that he's just a very low-key guy, so maybe we all just assumed too much about his lack of enthusiasm during that call and ensuing interviews, or maybe he saw all this coming.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
Brian Matusz arrived at Orioles spring training this week looking for a fresh start, hoping that an offseason dedicated to putting the memories of a nightmarish 2011 season behind him would begin to pay off. For Matusz, who at this time last season was projected to be the front-line left-hander in the Orioles' starting rotation, Sarasota offers the perfect spring search for redemption. Matusz began last season on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle. When he returned, he couldn't regain the form of his promising 2010 season, going 1-9 with a 10.69 ERA, the highest single-season ERA for any pitcher with more than 10 starts in major league history.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell, who started a pair of games for the Ravens in 1999 and had a 12-year NFL career, will be featured on NBC's “The Biggest Loser,” a show in which people try to lose weight under the supervision of personal trainers. Mitchell currently weighs 366 pounds , but his NFL.com profile lists him at 240 pounds at the end of his playing career in 2001. He's currently listed as a bill collector, and according to the show's website, wants to get healthy for his family.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Veteran strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil arrived at his second training camp with the Ravens last week bigger than he did the previous year, but said Thursday that he's adapting to his added bulk well thus far. “It was a little adjustment, but I think I'm on the right track, so I feel good about it,” Dumervil said Thursday. “[I'm] just trying to maximize every opportunity in practice, in training camp, so by Week 1, we'll be hitting and ready to roll.” Dumervil said he added weight - he's now listed at 253 pounds - for physical and mental reasons.
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From Sun staff reports | June 14, 2014
Evinrude pro angler Scott Martin knows from experience what to expect from the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division stop on the Potomac River in Marbury on June 19-21, and he has high expectations. "My favorite thing about the Potomac is that you have a lot of fishable water," said Martin, who won a Walmart FLW Tour event there in 2012. "The whole river is good. This time of the year the fish will be postspawn and it will fish really similar to how I won two years ago. Everything is a little behind schedule this year, though.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | June 4, 2014
As soon as my daughter got engaged, a wedding weight loss campaign was launched. Mine. She wasn't far behind me. She signed up for something called "cross fit," and she has been complaining of pain and soreness ever since. She might not be any thinner in October, but my guess is she'll be able to throw a kettle ball the length of the aisle, should it be necessary to do so. Rob Kardashian's exit from his sister Kim's wedding spectacle after the family reportedly ganged up on him about his heft is evidence that this misery isn't just for women anymore.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
When John Crosby takes his final exams this week, it will be a lot like playing "Jeopardy. " Every question could be the one that costs the Polytechnic Institute senior thousands of dollars. The basketball player has 20 potential athletic scholarships, totaling more than $1 million, riding on his final exams, which he must score well on to maintain his GPA and choose from universities like Cornell and Xavier. It's a daunting task at the rigorous Poly — made even more difficult by a citywide policy that gives less weight to grades in Advanced Placement and honors courses than any other school district in the Baltimore region.
HEALTH
By Brian Bowers, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog. The latest post, reprinted here, is from dietetic intern Brian Bowers. In an ever-changing world of health information, it can be tough to decipher material as valid or phony. As a fitness enthusiast, you may search for nutrition advice that can provide you with ideas on how to get more energy, aid in muscle recovery and growth, or optimize overall athletic performance.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | February 19, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- If nothing else, John Williams is extremely brave or has a great sense of humor.Hanging in his cubicle in the Los Angeles Clippers dressing room is a sports jacket with the inscription, "Fatburger, The Great Hamburger."Yes, by now John Williams must have heard every fat joke in existence. But he perseveres. He is trying to put his basketball life back in order after almost two full seasons in limbo as an overstuffed, under-motivated Washington Bullets forward.Williams, 26, who was a high school phenom at Crenshaw High, is playing again in his hometown.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1999
It's a drastic diet, so it's understandable that Ravens defensive tackle Lional Dalton could last only two days.It's the no-carbohydrate diet, which requires not eating bread, pasta or anything high in carbohydrates. Dalton tried it earlier this season hoping to drop about 12 pounds, and it was working."I lost about 2 pounds in 2 days," Dalton said. "I tried it, but it didn't work [for me]. You do lose weight, but I eat bread with everything."He dropped the diet, instead deciding to keep the weight on for this season, and then to work harder this off-season in an effort to play at 305 pounds, 12 lighter than his current weight.
NEWS
February 25, 2014
Unfortunately, not everyone lives in a friendly and honest neighborhood. I have lived in Columbia, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Arbutus and Westminster, and I would never frown upon people who shoveled the snow in their parking space and marked it ( "The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 19). They took the time to come outside during the night and early morning hours to make sure they could get out to go to work and come home the spot they had cleared. Growing up in Columbia, my parents would stay up until all hours of the night to help shovel snow and bring hot coffee to the workers.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | February 19, 2014
Patients who feel their doctors judge them about their size have a harder time losing weight, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. “Negative encounters can prompt a weight loss attempt, but our study shows they do not translate into success,” study leader Dr. Kimberly A. Gudzune, an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a statement. “Ideally, we need to talk about weight loss without making patients feel they are being judged.
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