Weight loss isn’t always easy. You might think you have to lose a significant amount of weight to get health benefits. A new study shows this isn’t so. In fact, you can get health benefits by losing only 5% of your body weight.
Metabolic syndrome is one of the most common health problems that often goes undiagnosed. Yet, it can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, it’s a syndrome you can lower the risk of through lifestyle and even reverse through lifestyle changes.
You’re probably aware that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for breast cancer after menopause. However, obesity itself may not be the problem. Recent research suggests another problem associated with obesity may be more important. Find out what it is.
Is skipping meals hazardous to your waistline and body composition? Read on and discover what a new study shows about meal skipping and the impact is has metabolic health and belly fat. It could change the way you think about intermittent fasting.
Who doesn’t want to see fitness training results quickly? According to a new study, high-intensity interval training may offer faster improvements in aerobic capacity than moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Read on and discover how HIIT training can help you get in shape more quickly.
There’s sugar in almost all processed foods, even foods we don’t expect like condiments and lunch meats. Have you ever thought about what good things happen to your health when you eliminate sugar from your diet? Here are five surprising benefits of eating a low-sugar diet.
Building muscle is challenging, especially for women. A number of factors make it harder – inappropriate exercise routines and poor nutrition. In addition, a study showed having a higher percentage of body fat could make it harder to build muscle tissue. Find out why.
Do you munch on nuts? Nuts are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and protein. Even more compelling is the fact they may lower your risk for overall mortality and your chance of getting some chronic diseases. Find out what nuts deserve their status as a longevity food.
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.
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.