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Chris Pratt Reveals He Only Gained Weight To Be Funny — But When The Pounds Stuck, They Caused Some Major Health Problems

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We all knew Chris Pratt as the adorable chubby guy on Parks and Rec who was in love with April and said the darnest things!

But things went from 0 to 100 real quick when he showed off a fitter figure in Guardians of the Galaxy.

[ Related: Chris Recites The Pledge Of Allegiance With His Son ]

Throughout his acting career he changed his look a couple of times for films and different roles, but he kept his larger figure up for the popular NBC show.

However, with the constant weight gain comes quite a few health problems.

The 35-year-old opened up about his weight to Men's Health UK and said:

"I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way. It's bad for your heart, your skin, your system, your spirit.

I saw myself in an episode [of Parks and Rec] and in the matter of two moments very close together, I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm getting fat.' And then almost immediately I did something else and I thought, 'Holy crap, I've never seen myself funnier.' And I put the two together.

Being funny doesn't always have to equal to being fat!

Once Anna Farris' other half signed on for Zero Dark Thirty and got in shape for the role, he decided it was time for a change.

Chris went on to explain his weight fluctuation:

"I'd gone back and forth, lost weight for Moneyball, got fat again, then trimmed down for Zero Dark Thirty, then gained it all back again for Andy. That's when I saw Zero Dark Thirty and right after walking out I was like: 'I'm going to get in shape and I'm never going to be fat again.'"

And he's been in the best shape ever since then!

Sure, we'll all miss chubby Andy, but he'll always live inside of Chris… because you know, they're the same people. LOLz!

We're so glad the father of one took action and is taking care of himself!

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Oh No! Avril Lavigne Is Suffering From Undisclosed 'Health Issues'!

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We hope Avril Lavigne is okay!

The rocker, who hasn't been seen out and about since September, recently disclosed to a fan on Twitter that she's suffering from "health issues".

Uh-oh, what kind of health issues? We're sure the rumors about her disintegrating marriage to Chad Kroeger aren't helping!

[ Related: Chad Finally Responds To Avril Lavigne Split Rumors! ]

While the 30-year-old didn't reveal exactly what she's suffering from, it must be serious enough to keep her out of the public eye!

The Girlfriend singer tweeted:

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Sir Elton John Postpones Summer Tour! Appendicitis To Blame!

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Booooooooooo health problems! The world NEEDS Elton John to be healthy and fierce at all times!! What's so hard to understand about that?? Ha!

Just like the rest of his fans planning to see him on his summer tour, we have no problem putting aside our disappointment in not being able to see him, and would rather lift him up and wish him a speedy recovery! Appendicitis is no holiday, that's for sure!

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Humans aren't the only ones who tend to gain weight during the winter months.

Our dogs can too.

Except a few extra pounds on a dog can cause some pretty serious health problems.

So the American Kennel Club (AKC) has some tips on how to help your dog shed more than just their winter coat.

- Check with your dog’s veterinarian before starting any new exercise routine. Have your dog “weigh in” at the vet to determine how much weight he needs to lose. You need to consider your dog’s age, health, and current activity level, and a vet checkup will start your dog on the right track.

- Simply letting your dog out in the backyard doesn’t qualify as exercise. Try playing a good game of fetch with him.

- American Kennel Club (AKC®)

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Do You Know What Your Skinny Jeans Are Doing To You???


Do you wear skinny jeans? If you said yes, you may want to reconsider.

The Wall Street Journal published an article on Tuesday describing the health problems that can come from squeezing your "cheese stick legs into matchstick jeans".

For men skinny jeans can cause: nerve compression, interfere with digestion, abdominal discomfort, distention, heartburn, belching a few hours after eating, lower back pain and lipoatrophia semicircularis or horizontal lesions around the thighs.

And women, don't think for one second these problems can't happen to you too! Not only can you suffer from all of the above, but skinny jeans have also been known to cause yeast infections.


No that you know the facts will U stop wearing skinny jeans???

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How Obesity Affects The INSIDE Of A Child's Body

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It's no secret that childhood obesity is one of the biggest health problems growing in the United States.

While it's obvious what all that weight does to the outside of a child's body, it's not always apparent how it is affecting the INSIDE of the body. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta took one 250 pound 12-year-old boy to the hospital to show him just that and the health risks he is facing at such a young age are shocking, to say the least.

Check out the video above to see how obesity affects more than just appearances and why it's so important for parents to encourage their kids to lead healthier lives.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic Rising In Central America

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This is scary!

A mysterious disease has become an epidemic in Central America after killing more than 24,000 people in El Salvador and Nicaragua since 2000!

Health officials are stumped as to why so many are dying and being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at dramatically higher rates than any other country in the world.

There are two theories that may explain why so many people in the region are being affected. Many are blaming

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