Tag Archives: healthy-living

Lack of Physical Activity Determined Deadly

A series of reports published in the journal, The Lancet, revealed that globally, lack of exercise is responsible for 1 in 10 premature deaths – a number very close to the number one cause of premature death – smoking. In recent months, obesity has surpassed smoking as the number one healthcare cost in the nation, […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Healthy Habits

A new study out of Canada has revealed groundbreaking results: more time in front of the TV is linked to larger waists and weaker legs in young children. Although previous studies have made the correlation among TV time, obesity and other adverse health effects, no study has made the connection between specific aspects of physical […]

7 Habits that Zap Energy

Despite routine sleep, a healthy diet and reasonably active lifestyle, you feel rundown and completely zapped of energy. When this happens, it can be challenging to figure out the source of your distress. Before you worry that your fatigue could be an indication of a bigger problem, examine your daily routine – some common habits […]

Lifelong Health: Get Your Groove On

A healthy lifestyle and successful weight management may require you to find your “groove.”  Your body appreciates routine when it comes to managing your metabolism, but your muscles, mouth and mind like to keep things interesting. Some rules for finding your groove: Diet. When it comes to planning your diet, choose a variety of foods […]

USPSTF Orders Docs to Screen for Obesity

If you have ever wondered why you don’t know your BMI or even what BMI means, it may be because many doctors do not include an assessment of BMI in their consultations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued guidelines to practitioners to begin informing patients of their BMI and discussing the risks of […]

Should you be Gluten-Free?

Last month, 15 experts from 7 countries submitted a proposal, published in the medical journal, BMC Medicine, requesting the establishment of diagnostic criteria for who should be gluten-free. The American Gastroenterological Association believes that more research needs to be completed before this request can be met. Scientists and physicians are struggling to determine exactly what constitutes […]

Reduce Sugar Intake in Your Diet: 10 Foods to Eliminate

Remember all the hype about sugar being toxic? Well, if that left you in fervor of what to do about your diet, you are not alone. Below are 10 foods to watch out for – they have hidden sources of sugar. You may be surprised by what you find on the list, most are commonly […]

The Myth & Facts of the Morning Workout

It is commonly touted around the gym that morning workouts are best. That seems like bad news for night owls and the large number of people who fit their physical activity in after clocking eight hours at the office. This is a gray area, in fact. When fitness professionals toss around this notion, are they […]