(CBS) Should Ronald McDonald be put out to pasture?
Absolutely, says one watchdog group. Corporate Accountability International has launched a campaign calling for the retirement of the red-haired clown who has been pedaling McDonald's food for almost 50 years. The group says Ronald has been hooking kids on unhealthy food, helping spur America's epidemic of obesity and all the health ills that spring from being fat.
A 2010 study published in "Pediatrics" found that branding food products with cartoon characters clearly influences young children's taste preferences, easily luring them to eat junk food.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - There's fit, and then there's Army fit. And now the Army's fitness demands are getting a lot tougher.
After declaring last summer that some new recruits were "too fat to fight," the U.S. Army announced this week that it is revamping its physical fitness tests - a.k.a. the "PT test" - updating its old test with new challenges.Continue »
(CBS) After winning an Oscar last night for her performance in "Black Swan," Natalie Portman gave a shout out to the trainer who helped prepare her for the title role.
"Mary Helen Bowers spent a year with me training me," Portman gushed about the ballerina-turned-fitness-coach who helped the actor get a long, lithe dancer's body.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Five times. That's how many times Irina Shayk has been featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.
It's also how many times the super-sexy, super-fit model works out each week.
"I do work out five times a week, but I'm never dieting," said the Russian-born 25-year-old. "I try to be healthy because to be happy and healthy on the inside shows on the outside."Continue »
(CBS) Trying to lose a few pounds? Hoping to get a killer Hollywood body? Yea, us too. So we asked our friends at Fitbie.com for advice and they came back with surprising weight loss tricks from the stars and their trainers.
Click the slide show to find out just how hard they work to get those killer bods.
(CBS/AP) He was a fitness guru long before anyone cared about fitness or was called a guru. Now he's gone.
Jack LaLanne, perhaps America's greatest champion of getting your butt off the couch and working out, has died at 96.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS) With awards season upon us and spring around the corner, celebrities are turning up the intensity to get red-carpet ready -- and to later get beach ready.
So which celebrity physique do you seek? A lean, healthy figure like Jessica Alba's? A svelte "Black Swan" ballerina-body like Natalie Portman's? Or a curvaceous Halle Berry body? If you're a male or a self-proclaimed "Gleek," you may want a healthy, toned body like Matthew Morrison.
So how do you get there?Continue »
(CBS) "The Biggest Loser" has gained two new trainers. Do they have what it takes to whip the hit show's chubby contestants into shape?
Time will tell. But first, some introductions.Continue »
(CBS) It's two weeks after New Years. Your resolution to get up and go to the gym has long worn off and your hand is already double dipping back into bags of Cheetos.
We know, we've been there.Continue »
(CBS) "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara has got big time problems and she has her healthy curves to blame.
"Nothing fits meeee!!!! I'm not going to the Golden Globes!!!!!!!!," she tweeted.
Ok, maybe not big time problems. But we've long been a fan of Vergara's positive attitude about her body.
(CBS) Suzanne Somers is back. And this time she's not working on your thighs, but your whole body, at least if you're over 40.
The former "Three's Company" star who had a second turn at fame with her Thighmaster infomercials from the 1990s, has a new book, "Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat After 40," and isn't shy about sharing what she feels are the secrets to staying fit, healthy and sexy as you age.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Will folks get in shape for enough cash? The British government is banking on it.
Doctors have long tried to persuade people to quit smoking, exercise more, and lose weight. But with mixed success on the exhortation front - and facing a rising obesity crisis - British officials are slowly abandoning the health argument and fattening peoples' wallets instead.Continue »