Rates among youth age 10-17 in Washington state was 11.9 percent, among adults over 20, 28.3 percent.
Twelve states now have an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. This is up from 9 states in 2018 and just 6 in 2017. In Washington state, the rate was 285.
Exercise at any age results in positive gains in muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, and improvements to overall health – even in people as old as 97.
Dieters ate more on non-fasting days because they knew food intake would be restricted the following day. They were also less physically active.
People who weigh themselves regularly are more successful at losing weight. But standing on a scale, in itself, doesn’t help people to magically lose weight.
Research shows that being sedentary is bad for your physical and mental health, so staying active during this difficult time is important.
Looking past the quick fix and fad diets to longer-term solutions will improve your chance of keeping the weight off and staying healthy all year round.
Why can some people walk right by the snacks without stopping, or only go there when they’re hungry, while others can’t resist eating every time they see food?
If you have to force yourself up off your couch to try to get in some physical activity, rest assured, you’re not the only one.
Your body mass index — or BMI — when you’re young does a better job predicting whether you will be obese later in life than your genes.
Brisk walking, at a pace of at least a 20-minute mile, provides health benefits similar to running.
Watch out for “Food Variety”: We tend to eat more when there is more than one type of food consumed within a meal and across the courses of a meal.
In winter we’re drawn to bowls of cheesy pasta, oozing puddings, warming soups, and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Why do we crave these foods in winter and not in summer?
Does scientific evidence support the claims made for intermittent fasting? A new review article in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that it does..
New research suggests there is now a simple tool to fight off these diseases: restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window.