We know body weight, being obese, is a risk factor for a number of health problems, but how does your height influence your risk for disease? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
It’s not entirely accurate to say a person can solve their obesity problem by eating less and exercising more. Underlying obesity are biological factors that make it difficult to maintain any weight that’s lost. Still, a small number of people are able to do it. Read on and discover why it’s so hard to maintain weight loss and what people who do it successfully have in common.
Are you constantly craving the wrong foods and can’t seem to satisfy your hunger? This can be a sign of leptin resistance, an under-appreciated cause of weight gain and obesity. Read on and discover more about this condition and what you can do to restore your body’s sensitivity to leptin and make it easier to lose weight.
It’s no secret that type 2-diabetes and insulin resistance are on the rise. You often hear about the importance diet plays in controlling insulin resistance, but now new research shows it may not be the BEST way to improve insulin sensitivity. Find out why exercise outperforms diet for improving metabolic health.
Vacations are fun, but, according to a new study, such breaks from routine can lead to “creepy obesity.” Read on and find out what research shows about vacationing and how it impacts your waistline. You’ll also discover tips for staying healthy and in control of your weight when you travel.
When you first start weight training, you probably experienced a significant degree of soreness, what is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. But as you kept doing the same exercise, you no longer felt the same degree of soreness. The reason has to do with the “repeated bout effect.” Find out more.
How many times have you heard someone say they’re going on a diet? Yet, how often do they succeed in losing AND maintaining a lower body weight? The statistics are pretty dismal. Read on and discover why it’s time to take a break from dieting and focus on health and wellness instead.
By now you probably know that nuts have a surprising number of health benefits. Munching on nuts may even lower your risk for certain diseases, including heart disease. Is one nut better than another when it comes to health benefits? Find out.
Are deadlifts part of your fitness routine? If not, why aren’t they? Deadlifts are a compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups, giving you lots of benefits in a single move. Read on and discover 5 compelling reasons why you should be doing deadlifts.
Sprouted grains are trendy right now. Visit a health food store or natural food market and you’ll find a sprouted grain flour, sprouted grain cereals, and even sprouted grain pasta. The question is whether sprouted grains offer more nutrition than unsprouted whole grains. Find out what research shows.