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New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Medicare’s new diabetes prevention program — a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes — is getting off to a rocky star and except in a few locations isn’t up and running yet.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Research shows that if you are aerobically fit as an adult, then you are less likely to develop or die from chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. And, if you were fit as a kid, then you are more likely to be a fit and healthy as an adult.

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

It is important for parents, players and coaches to be aware of simple methods to prevent these overuse injuries. Some approaches include not playing on multiple teams at the same time and throwing restrictions, such as taking a day of rest based on the number of pitches thrown. Also, players should keep their rotator cuff strong and never pitch if an arm is in pain.

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the teens themselves

Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the teens themselves

Researchers who design physical activity schemes often do not speak directly to the groups they want to target. For our latest project, we wanted to give young people the chance to make their own recommendations to help others of the same age be more active now, and carry on being active in the future.

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Sugar tends to increase you’re belly fat — visceral fat is especially harmful because it increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But what does the science say about sugar and the raft of other conditions we see in the headlines every other week? Let’s look at two examples: dementia and cancer.

March 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

So will drinking a cup of joe before your workout actually make a difference? The answer could depend as much on your genes as what kind of coffee you’re drinking.

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Low carb, Paleo or fasting – which diet is best?

Low carb, Paleo or fasting – which diet is best?

At this time of year, we are bombarded with books and TV shows telling us what we should be eating and how best to lose weight. Particularly in vogue are low-carb diets, Paleo diets and intermittent fasting diets. But which diet is the most effective for sustained weight loss – not to mention good health?

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is the leading cause of death globally.

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Why your doctor may not be able to help you lose weight – Viewpoint

Weight loss is incredibly difficult. Unlike smokers who are trying to quit and can just throw out their cigarettes, people with obesity can’t simply throw away all of their food. Patients with obesity need to identify a new relationship with food, and understand how to have a healthful diet, and not just a diet to help one lose weight.

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Obesity’s roots are in American culture, from the stress of the workplace to the onslaught of food advertising, to our tradition of holiday overindulgence. The taste buds of our youth are raised on junk food and sugary treats, habits that follow children into adulthood.

January 6, 2018 | By | Reply More