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Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?

Posted 22 hours ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 – Many studies have tried to pinpoint the best time of day to exercise for peak performance and best results. But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. For general fitness, exercise can be whenever it's most convenient for you. In fact, the best time of day for exercise is whatever time you can do it consistently. That's because fitness benefits come from working out on a regular basis. Consider factors like work and home responsibilities, your energy level at various times during the day, and what type of exercise you like best when picking your "prime time" for fitness workouts. If you're a morning person whose energy fizzles by 3 p.m., start your day with a workout, even if it means waking up a half-hour early. If you need a workout buddy to stay motivated, schedule exercise when it's easiest for both of you. If you like solitude, try off-peak ... Read more

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Just a Little Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

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FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 – It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a 5 percent or greater weight loss after menopause could lower the odds of breast cancer by about 12 percent. For a 170-pound woman, a 5 percent weight loss would be 8.5 pounds. "A modest weight loss that seems to be sustainable could have important health consequences," said lead study author Dr. Rowan Chlebowski. He's a research professor in the department of medical oncology and therapeutics research at the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. "These are encouraging findings. You don't have to get to a normal weight to see a benefit, and you don't need to lose a colossal amount of weight. A 5 percent weight loss is achievable on your own," Chlebowski added. Obesity is a known risk factor for breast cancer. But Chlebowski said it hasn't been ... Read more

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60 Percent of U.S. Kids Could Be Obese by Age 35

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts. The study's lead author, Zachary Ward, described the forecast as "sobering." But, he added, "It should not be surprising that we are heading in this direction. We are already approaching this level of adult obesity for certain subgroups [and] areas of the country." Still, Ward expressed some surprise at how strongly being obese at a very young age predicted obesity decades down the road. "For example, we found that three out of four 2-year-olds with obesity will still have obesity at age 35," he said. "For 2-year-olds with severe obesity, that number is four out five." Ward is a doctoral candidate in health policy with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health Decision Science, in Boston. According to the U.S. Centers for ... Read more

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Health Tip: Choose Healthier Snacks

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Not all snacks are bad for you, so it's a good idea to avoid foods that are loaded with sugar and have virtually no nutritional value. The U.S. National Institute on Aging offers these healthier snack suggestions: Have an ounce of cheese with some whole-grain crackers, a container of low-fat yogurt or some low-fat popcorn. Gather a bowl of fruit for the kitchen or your living room coffee table. Keep a container of raw vegetables in the fridge. If you want some chips or nuts, don't eat from the bag. This will avoid portion control issues. Read more

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Don't Be a Dumbbell: Work Out With Weights

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – Strength training needs to be part of every exercise plan, but you don't have to join a health club to reap its benefits. You can create a state-of-the-art home gym, but an inexpensive approach will work just as well. First, pick out a 10-by-10-foot space where you can exercise without tripping over or bumping into anything. It doesn't have to be a dedicated area as long as you can move any furniture out of the way when you're ready to work out. Next, choose your equipment. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests starting with a few dumbbells or resistance bands plus a stability ball. If it's in your budget, an adjustable bench adds variety to upper body workouts. Dumbbells are hand-held weights, available from 1 to 45 pounds each. Handle choice is key. You want some friction for a good grip, but also a comfortable feel. If buying a set, be sure ... Read more

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This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study. But losing pounds from exercise alone will not help preserve those aging knees, the researchers found. Obesity is a major risk factor for painful knee osteoarthritis – degeneration of cartilage caused by wear and tear. Weight loss can slow the disease, but it wasn't clear until now if the method of weight loss made a difference. Apparently, it does. "These results add to the hypothesis that solely exercise as a regimen in order to lose weight in overweight and obese adults may not be as beneficial to the knee joint as weight loss regimens involving diet," said lead author Dr. Alexandra Gersing. Gersing made her comments in a news release from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). She's with the University of California, San ... Read more

Related support groups: Osteoarthritis, Weight Loss, Knee Joint Replacement

How Fast-Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

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TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant. Food-related cues, like the smell of burgers or eye-catching menu displays, stimulate brain activity. This tempts people to eat more, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers conducted lab experiments with 112 college students. The investigators found that food cues made people feel hungrier and led to the consumption of 220 more calories compared with non-cue environments. "Food-related cues can make people want or crave food more, but don't have as much of an impact on their liking, or the pleasure they get from eating the food," said study lead author Michelle Joyner, a psychology graduate student. The results show that people need to be aware that food cues can increase how much they eat, the ... Read more

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A Pantry Makeover for a Healthier Diet

Posted 15 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – You know about buying no- and low-fat dairy and lean cuts of meat. But your pantry might also need a makeover to help you get the most nutrients from your foods and stick with a healthy diet plan. Start by replacing white flour with whole-wheat flour, according to the Simple Cooking With Heart Grocery Guide from the American Heart Association. The varieties "white whole wheat" and "whole wheat pastry flour" work well in baked goods. Switch from regular pasta to whole-wheat varieties, and buy brown and wild rice rather than white. Expand your whole-grain selections for side dishes with couscous, barley and kasha – they have great taste that doesn't need butter. Clear out bottled sauces and dressings with added fat and sugar. Buy canned low-salt tomatoes and tomato paste to use as a base for soups and sauces. Flavor foods with different vinegars or a squeeze of ... Read more

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The Silver Lining Behind Household Chores

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24, 2017 – Like it or not, a little housework is good for you. Researchers found that simple daily activities such as doing the dishes or folding clothes may help older women live longer. "Doing something is better than nothing, even when at lower-than-guideline recommended levels of physical activity," said study lead author Michael LaMonte of the University at Buffalo in New York. He is a research associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health. LaMonte and his colleagues looked at more than 6,000 women, ages 63 to 99, in the United States. Those who did 30 minutes of light physical activity a day – measured by an accelerometer – had a 12 percent lower risk of death than inactive women. Risk of death was 39 percent lower among women who did 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day, according to the study. Light physical activity included ... Read more

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The Right Way to Use Resistance Bands

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 24, 2017 – Stretchy resistance bands go anywhere and can be used by almost anyone. They're also as effective as they are inexpensive. But it's important to use them properly to get all their strength training and coordination benefits. As you stretch a resistance band, you'll start to feel more and more tension – that's what forces your muscles to work and develop. Buy a set of bands that is color-coded by level of resistance. It's fine to start with simple lengths of stretchy material and progress to a tube style with handles if you want variety later on. As a general rule, 5-foot lengths are long enough for most exercises. To get started, wrap one end of the elastic band firmly around each hand. You want just the right amount of tension for the range of motion of the exercise you're doing. Maintaining the tension throughout each exercise gets more muscle groups working ... Read more

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Easy Ways to Keep Holiday Eating in Check

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – For many Americans, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of high-calorie eating. The trick this time of year is to enjoy the goodies without packing on extra pounds. It's important to eat in moderation rather than denying yourself any goodies, said food expert Shreela Sharma. If you try to ignore a craving, it only gets worse, explained Sharma, a faculty member with the School of Public Health at University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. "Denying ourselves food groups never works," Sharma said in a university news release. "Food is not the enemy – it's such an important part of who we are and our social lives. It's portioning that's the big trick." If you eat in moderation, you don't need to feel guilty about having anything, from an appetizer to a dessert. Sharma also offered tips for preparing healthier holiday fare: When making desserts, substitute ... Read more

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Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for Anorexia

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

HealthDay News) – Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that's triggered by the misperception that a person is overweight. This causes the person to eat less, triggering dangerous weight loss. People tend to develop anorexia in their teens or young adulthood. It is more common among females. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identifies warning signs of anorexia: Being especially worried about your weight and shape. Having an anxiety disorder as a child. Having a negative self-image. Having an eating problem during early childhood. Trying to be perfect. Focusing obsessively on adhering to rules. Read more

Related support groups: Weight Loss, Binge Eating Disorder, Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia, Anorexia nervosa, Anorexia/Feeding Problems

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 – What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO – short for "Calories In, Calories Out" – promises just that for those looking to shed some pounds. The pitch is straightforward: Eat whatever you want, junk food included, and still shrink your waistline – as long as every day you expend more calories than you consume. It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally. Perhaps not surprisingly, many nutrition experts disagree. "Being healthy isn't just about weight loss alone," noted Lona Sandon, program director and assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "You have to consider the whole package." Sandon acknowledged that those ... Read more

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Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance to help parents, teachers, school officials and pediatricians assist overweight and obese children without making them feel bad about themselves. "We see a growing problem regarding weight stigma. In a misguided attempt to get kids to change, people end up reinforcing negative coping behaviors," said policy statement lead author Dr. Stephen Pont. "We saw an opportunity to make providers aware of the stigma and to make the public aware of the weight stigma," he added. People often believe that by shaming an overweight person or child they can help motivate them to make healthy changes in their ... Read more

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Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- We all know that exercise is good for us, but how much do we need at each stage of life? The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests: Adults should get 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day – in the form of walking, running, biking or swimming. Additionally, they should practice strengthening exercises – such as lifting weights or climbing stairs – twice weekly. Children and teens should get 60 minutes of age-appropriate physical activity each day, such as playing at the playground or biking. And three days per week, they should perform muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening exercises, such as doing push-ups, jumping jacks, playing volleyball or working with resistance bands. Seniors, pregnant women and those with disabilities should check with a doctor to develop a personal exercise plan. Read more

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