Cleanse and detox diets are all the rage, with every celebrity and magazine cover model seeming to be subjecting themselves to days or even weeks of extreme diets to rid the body of toxins. But is all this hassle really worth it?
Although watching TV is a very common destressor for many, just one hour of this common pastime can shorten our lifespan by almost 25 minutes, and is also a major risk factor for obesity. Fast foods and inactivity further exacerbate the condition.
Look around your gym and count how many people are in great shape. If you maxed out the fingers on one hand I’d be surprised. But if so many people are hitting the gym, why aren’t there more people losing weight?
What if the same results as gastric band could be achieved without surgery? Research indicates the effect may not just be from stomach-reduction but involve nerves and hormones which could be controlled without the risks of surgery.
New research from Johns Hopkins shows that thin, average-build, and overweight patients receive the same medical care, but doctors are far more likely to try to build emotional rapport with thin, sexy patients.
Did you know that you can significantly increase the amount of energy you use every day simply by moving about more? I don’t mean pounding the streets or pumping iron - just doing everyday things like walking while on the phone can help you lose weight.
Barbecues can be a secret diet saboteur. What appears to be a potentially healthy meal can quickly turn sour once you add in those calorie-laden extras if you go about it wrong.
Several months ago, former Clinton-era White House physician Dr. Connie Mariano commented on news network CNN that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is too heavy for the Oval Office. Not surprisingly, Christie responded with "Shut up." But is he too fat?
Scientists now realize that both environmental and genetic factors play a role in determining whether a person becomes obese. New therapy could be on hand to help tailor the treatment for each individual.
Losing weight appears in essence to be fairly simple. You eat a little less, move a little more, and the pounds drop off. In reality though, it requires a little more than that. Just make sure you’re not falling prey to these epic weight loss mistakes.