Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Office employees who opt to stand when working are likely to be burning only fractionally more calories than their seated colleagues, according to new research from the University of Bath. The study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, reveals that the ‘benefits’ of standing over sitting equate to little more… Continue reading Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

In a previous article, I wrote at length about Lorcaserin, a new drug which has shown promise in helping people lose and manage their weight. Now, a new study shows this drug may have a positive effect on diabetes, too. At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham and… Continue reading Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

7 Reasons Your Pre-Teen Should Strength Train

Can I be honest here? I think if one more parent says “my doctor said my kid shouldn’t lift weights until he/she is 14,” I’m going to be sick. Physically, violently ill. Your doctor is wrong. Well intentioned, but wrong. The good doctor is expressing a thought that, once upon a time, made sense. When… Continue reading 7 Reasons Your Pre-Teen Should Strength Train

Obesity and Asthma

Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those… Continue reading Obesity and Asthma

5 Weight Loss Diets That Suck

Obesity. It’s a condition that never stops being in the news. Probably because it never stops. Never stops being a health risk. Never stops making people unhealthy. Never stops making people unhappy. But is it worth risking your life to lose some weight? Maybe, according to millions of overweight people. Every day, more and more… Continue reading 5 Weight Loss Diets That Suck