Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. CLICK HERE for entire article!
Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body size. It combines a person's weight with their height. The results of a BMI measurement can give an idea about whether a person has the correct weight for their height.
BMI is a screening tool that can indicate whether a person is underweight or if they have a healthy weight, excess weight, or obesity. If a person's BMI is outside of the healthy range, their health risks may increase significantly. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE!
Getting enough sleep is essential for helping a person maintain optimal health and well-being. When it comes to their health, sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet.
Modern-day living in the United States and many other countries does not always embrace the necessity for adequate sleep. Yet, it is important that people make an effort to get enough sleep regularly.
The following are some of the many benefits health professional associate with getting a good night's rest. CLICK HERE TO READ FULLL ARTICLE!
(HEALTHDAY NEWS) -- THE American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower "bad" cholesterol.
The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat:
Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts. Limit red meat. high-fat dairy products, and sugary foods and beverages.
Chose unhydrogenated vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower or olive oil.
Use soft margarine as a substitute for butter. Look for "0g trans fat" on the nutrition facts label.
Doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes are examples of foods high in trans fat. Limit these in your diet.
Limit commercially fried foods and baked goods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
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Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a new study. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of the reward system and increased activation in the control system. In other words, foods that you might otherwise be inclined to eat became less desirable once the calorie content was displayed. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
Last year saw a steep increase in our appreciation of the trillions of microbes that share our bodies. So, here are our tips for keeping your microbial passengers happy over the holidays in 2018.
Holiday food and gut health This holiday, don't forget your gut microbiome.
Gone are days when we saw the plethora of microorganisms that colonize our bodies as mere hitchhikers. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Weight cycling, or the constant losing and gaining of weight (usually from diet), leads to adverse health outcomes. By some estimates, 80 percent of people who lose weight will gradually regain it to end up at the same weight or even heavier than they were before they went on a diet. The Endocrine Society's Scientific Statement on the causes of obesity found this was because once an individual loses weight, the body typically reduces the amount of energy expended at rest, during exercise and daily activities while increasing hunger. This combination of lower energy expenditure and hunger creates a "perfect metabolic storm" of conditions for weight gain. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!
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