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What is a kilogram? It's a base unit of measurement, but one that's hard to define in definite terms without having something to base it off. Kilograms are currently marked by a cylindrical lump of platinum and iridium known as the 'Big KG' in Paris, but scientists are seeking to redefine it by far more, well... scientific means.

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The scale is fickle: We lose weight when we pee or when we do a sweaty workout. We gain weight when we eat or drink or put on a sweater. But how much does that kind of fluctuation really impact the numbers we see? I weighed myself 15 times in one day to find out.

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Is today the day you're going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it's time to get started. We've picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.

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Even if your teen needs to lose weight, talking to them constantly about their weight isn't the best strategy to help them to be healthy, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Focusing on weight or appearance can push kids toward eating disorders. Instead, it's better to forget about the scale and just help your kid to develop healthy habits.

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There's a huge amount of attention given to the health issues associated with obesity. However, we're big believers in the saying "coincidence is not causality". Visit any fitness-related website and you'll see that it's not enough to be thin – you also need to be fit. Nonetheless, the fact remains that body weight and composition remain significant indicators for health issues such as heart disease and diabetes. So, how do we know what our optimal body weight should be?

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Obesity levels are on the rise, but is it all in your head? If it is, you'd better stop trusting your head: new research suggests that under-estimating how much you actually weigh is on the increase (a bit like waist sizes).

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If you're filling out a form and you're asked to enter your weight or height, it can be tempting to fudge the numbers. New research suggests that Australians often understate their weight and overestimate their height -- but we might be getting slightly better at it.