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The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

The diet paradox: why your subconscious makes you crave naughty foods

Dieting often involves “giving up” more pleasurable foods in an attempt to reduce calorie intake. But if we are asked to avoid eating a food we enjoy, we often crave it – and even have a greater desire to consume the forbidden item than if we have not been deprived.

July 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Researchers use smartphone data to gauge physical activity worldwide

Researchers use smartphone data to gauge physical activity worldwide

Globally, the average user recorded about 5,000 steps per day. But amount of activity often varied greatly within countries, with greater inequality being linked to higher rates of obesity.

July 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

What’s the best way for children to lose weight? Here’s what the research says

An increasing number of children and adolescents across the world are too heavy for their age, height and sex. Fortunately, new evidence reveals that there are proven, effective ways to tackle overweight and obesity in the young.

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
As little as 10-15 minutes of vigorous daily exercise may have heart-health benefits

As little as 10-15 minutes of vigorous daily exercise may have heart-health benefits

Whether you want to reduce your risk for heart disease, or just improve your overall health, interval training may be an excellent option, says Dr. Drew Baldwin, MD, and Interventional Cardiologist at Virginia Mason

June 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Q&A: How often do we need to go to the gym? (And other exercise questions answered)

Q&A: How often do we need to go to the gym? (And other exercise questions answered)

By James Brown, Lecturer in Biology and Biomedical Science Aston University, Birmingham, England. If you started 2017 with a resolution to lose weight or get fit then you may have found that you need some extra help and motivation by now. In fact, 80% of people who join the gym in the new year will quit by […]

March 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

By Alex Smith, KCU Kaiser Health News On a chilly winter morning, dozens of truck driver trainees file into a classroom at the headquarters of Prime Inc., a trucking company based in Springfield, Mo. At the front is Siphiwe Baleka, an energetic former swimming champion in his mid-40s. He delivers grim news about trucker health […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health claims for kids with type 2 diabetes, obesity-related conditions on the rise

Health claims for kids with type 2 diabetes, obesity-related conditions on the rise

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News It’s no secret that American children have gotten fatter in recent decades. Now a new study joins earlier research showing the consequences: A sharp rise in insurance claims for youth with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions more often associated with older adults. Claims for Type 2 diabetes […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
How much protein do you really need?

How much protein do you really need?

By Jennie Jackson, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by taking supplements. His cardiovascular health appears […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More