How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Podcast: 9 Science Based Reasons to Drink Coffee

Coffee has been a staple of civilized food culture for hundreds of years. From Yemeni mystics to bleary-eyed commuters, millions of people swear by it. But should you drink it? Yes, says science! Coffee has a wide spectrum of benefits that go beyond the caffeine buzz. From energy, concentration and focus to preventing Type 2… Continue reading Podcast: 9 Science Based Reasons to Drink Coffee

11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!

It’s that time of year again! The good cheer, love and warm feelings of Christmas are morphing into the New Year’s Eve festivities. Of course, those are immediately followed by an “oh crap” moment for many people. They suddenly realize the new year is upon them and, if they do nothing different than last year,… Continue reading 11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!

A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Protein. With fat, carbohydrate and water, a macronutrient you (quite literally) can’t live without. But the question I get a lot (really a lot!) is “how much?” It’s an important question that has had a lot of confusion built around it, mostly by the weight loss/muscle gain scammers in the fitness industry. Whether you are… Continue reading A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Youth Concussion Recommendations Updated

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices, such as television, computers and smartphones, following a concussion.… Continue reading Youth Concussion Recommendations Updated

Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are… Continue reading Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Insufficient Sleep in Kids Associated With Obesity, Poor Diet, Inactivity.

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly (OR 1.32).… Continue reading Insufficient Sleep in Kids Associated With Obesity, Poor Diet, Inactivity.