ArchivesTag : Weight Loss
March may bring the first day of spring, but it also brings the realization that bikini season is right around the corner. Thankfully, it’s easy to pick up healthy eating habits to aid in weight loss efforts because March is National Nutrition Month. This year marks the 40th anniversary and the 2013 theme, “Eat Right, [...]Full Story
Ancient physicians such as Hippocrates believed and understood the benefits of physical exercise. However, during the 20th century, an opposite view began to form. In fact, patients of heart attack were prescribed bed rest!Full Story
Some home remedies require a cabinet full of materials or obscure ingredients you’d have to trek across town (or the globe) for. Luckily, you can just turn on your kitchen or bathroom sink and get a quick fix to boost mood, promote shiny hair, and even encourage weight loss!Full Story
With this past year’s mild winter, experts predict it’s going to be a long, hot summer. All that heat means more exposed skin. And, for many, that means ramping up exercise routines and cutting back on calories to slim down. Have fun with exercise. Luckily, longer hours of daylight in the spring and summer seasons allow [...]Full Story
Many dieters often turn to sugar substitutes when trying to lose weight, often switching to sugar-free diet sodas and chewing gum to avoid snacking and eating more calorie-laden foods. However, aspartame is found in many of these products, and can cause many undesirable side effects, and is involved in 75% of reported complaints received by the Adverse Reaction Monitoring System (ARMS) of the US Food and Drug Administration.Full Story
A recent study found that whey protein, a substance found in milk, can change body weight and composition in beneficial ways. Six scientists from the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center conducted the twenty-three week study to see how this nutrient-rich protein would affect adults. Among the ninety obese and overweight participants, the people who consumed whey protein lost weight and had a decrease in fat mass.Full Story
Could living longer be as simple as eating less? While the conclusion is pretty straightforward, the findings from of a team of scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden were quite complex, involving the effect of caloric intake on metabolic processes. The researchers found that consumption of fewer calories could be linked to slowing the onset of age-related diseases, as caloric restriction prevented a particular enzyme from being inactivated. This enzyme, peroxiredoxin, says study author Mikael Molin of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, “is extremely important in counteracting damage to our genetic material.”Full Story
If you’re like the majority of shoppers, procrastination to purchase holiday gifts may be a familiar habit. However, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list doesn’t have to be a last-minute headache. Looking for a unique gift idea? Give the gift of health!
Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, sibling, parent or friend, a healthy gift will allow the recipient to reap benefits all year long.Full Story
New research shows that certain dietary components can promote weight loss in women. In a Canadian study, overweight and obese women lost weight and gained muscle mass after combining exercise with a diet that was high in protein and dairy food.
The ninety women participants were assigned to three different groups, each of which consumed a different amount of protein and dairy.Full Story
Dieting can be a vicious cycle for many, even for determined dieters. Have you been trying to lose weight for years and failing? The reason could be as simple as unrealistic goals, says Dr. Hall from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases. The common rule for weight loss is to burn 3,500 calories and lose a pound. It turns out this rule is not correct, and could be the reason many are failing. Losing weight is more complicated than just burning calories. Dieters often set unrealistic goals and give up. Dr. Hall explains that weigh gain can continue for some, even if they have not changed their lifestyle, and some can lose weight.Full Story