Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
The findings, published online today and appearing in the February issue of the journal Obesity, highlight the need for a comprehensive approach to obesity reduction among women of reproductive age that includes weight counseling before conception and during pregnancy. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
(NaturalNews) What’s the number one most difficult obstacle to losing weight? The real kicker – is sticking to your plan, right?
It’s the patience, perseverance and self-discipline. It’s the wanting and the commitment to losing weight and becoming as healthy as you know you can be. For most people, losing the proper amount of weight will take weeks, months or even years.
What will keep you going? CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Stuck in a dreaded weight loss plateau? Nope, it’s not in your head: Weight loss really is harder today than it was just a few decades ago, according to new research.
Now, I’m usually not an “I told you so” kind of person, but the study, published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, draws a conclusion I’ve been preaching for quite some time that not all experts agree with—weight loss is a whole lot more complicated than calories in versus calories out. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE.
When it comes to losing weight, one simple piece of advice may be more helpful than all the diet books, calorie counting, and portion measuring put together: Eat more fiber.
A recent study found that people who added more of it to their diets — without changing anything else — lost almost as much weight as people who followed the heart-healthy, low-fat eating plan recommended by the American Heart Association.
The study added to a growing body of evidence that people who eat more fiber tend to have a healthier body weight. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
(NaturalNews) Cayenne pepper makes herbs up to 75% more effective, aids weight loss, offers pain relief, improves circulation and heals ulcers? Cayenne pepper, also known as capsicum, adds flavor to your food and has some impressive health benefits. Cayenne stimulates blood flow and can help burn body fat. It also fights inflammation and stimulates digestion, which helps break down food for better nutrient absorption. Cayenne is also a warming herb that has the power to significantly reduce pain. READ ARTICLE HERE!
Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
For various psychological and biological reasons, women tend to have a very different relationship with food than men do. Take this example: For a 2009 study, researchers had a small group of men and women fast for 20 hours, then undergo brain scans while being presented with their favorite foods (like pizza and chocolate cake). The volunteers were asked to smell and look at the foods, but not eat them. In the end, the researchers found that both men and women could stifle the urge to eat when asked to try, but only the men showed an actual decrease in activity in the motivation centers of their brains. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
(NaturalNews) We all understand the importance of sleeping seven to nine hours each night to allow for adequate cellular housekeeping, as the body metabolizes and synthesizes enzymes and proteins that are critical to our survival. In the past, a sound sleep has been shown to lower incidence of heart disease, diabetes and dementia in direct relationship to the number of hours slept each evening. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
While surfing the web the other day I saw a headline including the phrase “Why BMI is Useless” and I just had to click. The article (from the Daily Mail) went on to describe how a New York firm called Body Labs did full-body scans of different people, all with the same body mass index (BMI). The group then made a graphic that showed (surprise) that each of the 5’9” volunteers had very different amounts of fat weight versus lean muscle weight. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
Kids’ brain responses to food depend on their body composition
Research using brain imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood obesity. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!