Weight Management

Need to Lose Weight? It Might Be Time to Stop Dieting.

When you go on a diet and lose a few pounds, it’s a great feeling. But if you’re like many people, that extra weight may creep back up faster than you would like.
Now, researchers are gaining an understanding of why this happens.
It turns out that repeated dieting may trick your body into thinking there’s a…

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Unhealthy Habits That Can Take Six Years Off Your Life

A new study shows that unhealthy habits are costing Canadians about six years of their lives. Even if you don’t live in Canada, the unhealthy behaviors cutting their lives short are the same ones that plague countries across the globe.
According to the study, smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity and unhealthy alcohol consumption contribute to about…

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6 Tricks to Sneak 30 Minutes of Activity Into Your Day

These days, sitting too much is being compared to smoking. Both are linked to increased risk of heart disease and other age-related health problems.
To help combat these risks, the University of California Los Angeles launched the Healthy Campus Initiative. This is a program to help faculty, staff and students incorporate more movement into their daily…

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Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Summertime and grilling go hand-in-hand. Next time you want to strike up the grill, give this healthy chicken kabob recipe a try. The marinade combines heart-healthy olive oil with a host of wholesome herbs, including ground cumin. Native to the Mediterranean and Asia, cumin seeds are rich in phytosterols—plant chemicals known to inhibit the absorption…

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Successful Dieting Starts Here

When you start a diet, you usually go into it with a plan. And if you frequently fail to meet your goals, it may be your strategy that’s dooming your efforts.
Research from Baylor’s University finds that many people ditch their favorite foods when dieting and replace them with less-desirable options. If you tend to adopt…

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Weight May Influence Preference for Sweets

It’s normal for young people to prefer sweet foods. But as they reach adulthood, these preferences typically decline. However, in people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as sharp.
New research suggests there could be a reason for this phenomenon. It may be that the brain’s reward system operates differently in people who are obese…

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Calorie Restriction Boosts Mood and Increases Sex Drive

Calorie restriction is something most people associate with weight loss programs. But today, scientists are learning that restricting calories—no matter what weight you are—can come with some impressive benefits.
In a new study, researchers evaluated the effects on calorie restriction in 220 non-obese adults with BMIs from 22 to 28. These people were divided into two…

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