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Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

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FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 – Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of elite military training forces. There are so many that a quick internet search could serve up dozens in your area alone. Follow these tips to find the right one for ...

Health Tip: Regain Your Appetite

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-- Eating can be a chore if you don't have the appetite. Food may be a lot less appealing if you're sick or taking certain medications. But it's still important to eat a balanced diet. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to restore your appetite: Get more exercise, which should make you hungrier. Add more flavor to your food – not with salt, but with tasty additions such as lemon ...

Tips to Keep From Overeating at Party Time

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THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Dieting can be hard on your social life. You might think it's easier to avoid social events like cocktail parties and even family gatherings because of the temptation to overeat. But there's no reason to deny yourself the joy of being with friends and loved ones when simple tricks will help you stay on course with your diet and still have a great time. The first rule is ...

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

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WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the University of Ottawa in Canada. Chronic inflammation is behind many of the health problems associated with obesity, such as heart ...

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down

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WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – Obesity is no picnic for those who struggle with it, but new research sheds some light on why so few ever find their way to a healthy weight. It turns out that overweight and obese folks hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, the study found. Namely, taste is their top consideration when choosing what to eat, nutritional ...

How to Keep a Diet Diary

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TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – To some people, keeping a food diary might seem old hat or just another busy-work task on your diet to-do list. But when done correctly (and diligently), it's a very effective tool for losing weight and keeping it off. Studies show that dieters who monitor their eating and weight the most consistently achieve the most weight loss. Essentials include writing down ...

Obesity Plagues Rural America

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TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 – Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Tuesday. And rural men, women and children are more likely to be severely obese than ...

AHA: Big Weight Gain in 1st Pregnancy Could Boost Preeclampsia Risk

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MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows. The study explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop preeclampsia each year, resulting in the ...

Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo: Study

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THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 – Fast food and processed foods trigger deep-seated instincts in the human brain that likely promote overeating, a new study suggests. These modern foods, high in both fat and carbohydrates, produce a higher "reward" signal than foods containing either mostly fat or mostly carbs, the researchers report. As a result, these foods hijack your body's signals that govern food ...

Obese Young Adults Prone to Binging, Purging

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TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Overweight and obese young adults are twice as likely as those who are thinner to try to control their weight through binging and purging, using laxatives or diuretics, or forcing themselves to vomit, a new study finds. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers noted that these unhealthy weight-control methods increase the risk of depression, alcohol ...

U.S. Obesity Rates Rising Again

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TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study. The rate had been rising for decades until it appeared to plateau in recent years. But, in the new study, researchers found that the trend may have been short-lived. And if nothing changes, they estimate that half of all U.S. teenagers will be overweight or obese by ...

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

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MONDAY, June 11, 2018 – The dilemma is all too familiar: It's Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday celebration. One thing's for sure. You're not alone. A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter of Americans "acquire" nearly ...

Go Vegan to Jumpstart Weight Loss

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WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 – Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss. Vegan is the strictest type of vegetarian diet – you choose only foods from plant sources, such as vegetables, fruits and grains, and avoid all animal products. In a small trial done in South Carolina, people who followed a vegan plan ...

The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?

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WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 – Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy "keto" diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that's sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter your body's metabolism, putting it into a state called ketosis, explained Melanie Boehmer, a registered dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York ...

Health Tip: Three Weight Stats That Can Predict Health

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-- Your weight can be a strong indicator of your general health. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says three weight calculations are good predictors of how healthy you are: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity. BMI is calculated from your height and weight. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain ...

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