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.
Metabolic syndrome, a problem marked by insulin resistance, is one of the fastest growing health problems, other than obesity. Losing weight helps to reverse this condition – but what about exercise? Find out what role exercise plays in improving metabolic health and lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
There’s an ongoing epidemic of metabolic syndrome and it shows no signs of letting up. Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can lower your risk for metabolic problems – but which one is best – diet or exercise? Find out what a new study shows.
There are lots of reasons to limit the amount of processed foods in your diet. A new study suggests an ingredient common in processed foods may trigger metabolic issues and weight gain. As if the sugar in processed foods isn’t bad enough, here’s another reason to avoid them.
Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Exercise combined with a healthy diet is one of the best ways to reduce body fat, but even if you’re obese and never lose a pound, a new study shows you’re still […]
Still obsessing about a number on the scale? Some women make it their goal to get “thin.” Find out why thin isn’t always healthy and why the number on the scale isn’t a good indicator of your overall health.
Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and have other health benefits as well. There’s one type of citrus fruit, blood oranges, that may even help you shed a few pounds. Find out why.
Not getting enough sleep at night makes it harder to shed body fat. Now a new study shows that losing body fat, especially belly fat, can improve the quality of your sleep. Find out more about the intriguing connection between belly fat, sleep and health.
Insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome, is a precursor to health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Some people assume they’re not at risk because they’re not overweight. Not necessarily so. Twenty-percent of people who are insulin resistant are of normal weight. So how do you know if you have it? This article discusses […]