Clues to future obesity may be identifiable early in life. Parents are usually happy when a baby or child has a good appetite – but what does it say about their future risk for being overweight or obese? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
Insulin resistance is a problem only for overweight or obese people, right? That’s what many people think. Unfortunately, you can be of normal weight or even underweight and still be insulin resistant. Find out why and discover ways to lower your risk.
Exercise has multiple health benefits. Recently, researchers made a new discovery – how a compound released by muscle cells during exercise may protect cells against death, thereby prolonging life. Find out more about a link between exercise, healthy aging and longevity.
Think you’re home free after losing weight? Now comes the hard part – weight loss maintenance. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, five habits are important for maintaining your new weight once you’ve lost it. Find out what they are.
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.
High-intensity exercise is rapidly growing in popularity because it’s time expedient and it gets you in shape. But what role does it play in fat loss? Find out what research shows about high-intensity training and whether it trumps moderate-intensity exercise for fat loss.
Are you looking for a way to add balance and variety to your workouts? Then it’s time to add some cross training. This article discusses four benefits of cross-training you can’t afford to miss out on. Find out how cross-training can help you reach your fitness goals.
You hear a lot about insulin resistance these days because it’s a growing problem. It’s also a risk factor for other health problems. Are you at risk for insulin resistance? Find out more about what causes it and the role that lifestyle factors play in preventing it.
Most people eat their food in a rush. As a result, they spend limited time chewing. Why is this bad? Research shows a link between how we chew and how much we eat at a meal. Plus, eating fast without thoroughly chewing can lead to other problems as well. Find out why how you chew influences nutrient absorption and food intake and how chewing longer can work in your favor.
People who burn the midnight oil may have more trouble controlling their weight. The reason? It could come down to changes in the levels of two key hormones that control appetite. Find out how lack of sleep affects appetite hormones and your ability to lose weight.