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Contrary to myth, sex is not good exercise. From www.shutterstock.com

Sex and other myths about weight loss

Losing weight is hard enough to do without myths interfering in the process. Information based on evidence, not legend, is important. Doctors aren't enough. Friends, family, media need to be on board.
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult? AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Why we regain weight after drastic dieting

One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
There are a raft of weight-loss supplements and complementary medicines available, but is their efficacy proven? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Do over-the-counter weight-loss supplements work?

The list of over-the-counter dietary and weight-loss supplements is exhaustive, with the majority based on scant supporting evidence from studies conducted in humans to support their claims.
Walking briskly for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week is a good start. etorres/Shutterstock

We can avoid weight creep – here’s how

Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.
A metrobus driver performs squats at Rio de los Remedios metrobus station in Mexico. To combat growing obesity, lawmakers have introduced a new campaign encouraging physical activity. Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Fitness versus fatness: which matters more?

For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.

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