The Canadian federal election is nearly upon us -- Upstream believes that our health and well-being is what elections are all about. Even after all this time their enthusiasm to see leadership bringing health into all policies is still as strong as ever, and they hope yours is too.
This election, let's demand real leadership on childcare, quality employment, affordable housing, pharmacare and climate change. Let's vote for what will make Canada a better place for all. This election, let's vote for health.
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Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight -- And What We Can Do About It
Reports in the media suggest that obesity is a growing danger. Too many people weigh too much and the numbers of such individuals have increased substantially over the last decades. Such excess weight is associated with a variety of diseases and other negative consequences, ranging from high blood pressure to inability to fit into an airline seat, from diabetes to coffins that are too small for obese deceased.
Yet such narratives of obesity are increasingly challenged.