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This ABC News program looks at the brain's complex relationship with food and its role in America's obesity epidemic. With help from sophisticated imaging techniques, viewers go inside an obese person's brain to see how it responds to fattening foods.
Explores the modern American diet and its connection with the growing crises of diabetes and obesity.
The Champions' Zone
In the language of sports, being in the "zone" means achieving a perfect balance between body and mind, entering a "state of grace" that only very few athletes ever reach. Featuring never-before seen interviews with 15 international champions from five continents.
Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town
This program measures meth's shocking impact on one Tennessee town, examining the deadly drug phenomenon, the legislation aimed at controlling the sale of meth-precursor cold medicines and the hard lessons families learn about addiction.
Attitudes about the industrialization of food have changed greatly over the past several decades. What used to be considered a scientific miracle now seems like a horrific joke: piglets being reared in incubators that look like tiny iron lungs; fish raised in tanks of runoff water -- and growing at a remarkable rate! -- from a nuclear power plant. These scenatios and more are presented in Diet as it traces the rise and fall of processed food, from promising cure for malnourishement to eventually being linked to obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
This series explores the science and nutritional elements of food, their role in the human body, and their impact on our health.
6 videodiscs (126 min.): Carbs -- Fats -- Minerals -- Protein -- Vitamins -- Water.
This documentary explains our psychological responses to food, shares new scientific knowledge about hunger, eating, and human metabolic operation. Shows how external pressures such as oversized restaurant portions and the unending barrage of food advertisements make fighting fat so difficult.
When single mom and filmmaker Yuka Sekiguchi, overweight at nearly 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, determines to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier, she decides to film her struggle, figuring that public humiliation will be a strong incentive to succeed. FAT CHANCE, by turns serious and humorous, chronicles her six-month effort.
This program explores a glaring paradox in Canada's food-obsessed culture: that knowledge of nutrition has never been better while the collective wisdom has never been worse. Profiles several families showing the real-world challenges of healthy eating. TV chef Michael Bonacini, historian Harvey Levenstein, and Foodshare director Debbie Field add commentary.
This documentary film profiles the farmers, business executives and community organizers who are reinventing our food system. Fresh focuses on the people who are making a difference. It's character-driven, says producer Ana Joanes. The experts are secondary.
When the USDA replaced MyPyramid with MyPlate, the goal was to simplify dietary recommendations by providing at-a-glance guidelines without having to weigh and measure at every meal. This program explores the key concepts of MyPlate and how it correlates to the more detailed Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including portion sizes, proportions, food group choices, and caloric balance.
We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix. In this documentary, Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation magazine, takes viewers on a tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture -- showing how sports have helped both to stabilize and to disrupt the political status quo throughout history. Explores how American sports, at their worst, have reinforced repressive political ideas and institutions by glamorizing things like militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, as well as looking at a history of rebel athletes who dared to fight for social justice beyond the field of play.
This program details how the right foods combined with an adequate amount of exercise can help you avoid certain diseases and cope with existing medical conditions. Basic exercise tips and fitness assessment pointers are combined with suggested daily diets, especially the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, as explained by Dr. John Cook.
Debunks many common misconceptions about nutrition that are perpetuated by examining the special nutritional needs of adolescents, whose growing bodies require additional calcium, iron and other minerals.
Explores the prevalence, assessment, causes and treatments of obesity. It features extensive interview with Dr Barry Popkin Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Dr. Charles Billington Associate Director of the Minnesota Obesity Center in addition to many other experts in the field of obesity and type-2 diabetes.
As teenagers become sexually active, STDs become a major risk. Watch as high school students deal with having an STD. Real life scenarios present male and female points of view through the initial discovery, the subsequent fear and embarrassment, the doctor's check-up, and the sexual partner confrontation. Realistic STD prevention methods are presented.
Contents: v. 1. Yoga instructor Sybel Boss teaches the viewers standing postures in a vinyasa-flow style that builds strength, balance and concentration -- v. 2. Yoga instructor Sybel Boss teaches the viewers floor work to develop core strength, flexibility and relaxation.
Use this program to show your students how to take control of stress! It distinguishes between positive and negative stressors, describes how the body reacts to stressors, explores common causes of teen stress, and suggests ways to manage stress—particularly as it relates to exams. The video also explains why drugs are the wrong way to try to cope.
Triathlete Craig McKenzie introduces viewers to the physiology of fitness and the principles behind designing a good fitness program. McKenzie also examines the practice of fitness training, analyzing the physiological requirements of a range of sports.
How can a bone withstand 1,000 pounds of force without breaking? Why do some people bleed more easily than others? And, how can sound be used to make blind people see? These are just a few of the mysteries you'll explore in this fascinating documentary. Through amazing internal photography and advanced computer graphics, get an intimate look at nature's most complex machine.
People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences have joined together to bring you the nation’s foremost experts and definitive research on weight and weight loss. The Weight of the Nation explains how we got to this unhealthy place and how we can get to a healthy weight by overcoming the forces that drive us to eat too much and move too little.
Explores the phenomenon of effortless slimness and its biological causes. Investigates genetic factors, evolutionary influences, and learned behavior associated with zero weight gain, as well as the possibility that a virus could be responsible for some obesity cases. Based on a 1967 experiment involving Vermont State Prison inmates, follows ten volunteers who agree to double their normal intake of calories over four weeks--producing intriguing physiological results.
For many children with disabilities, being involved in sports recreation and play can be a difficult challenge. This film highlights a variety of adapted and inclusive recreational activities that encourage involvement.