Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly four in 10 adults are overweight, and more than one in 10 are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and joint disorders in addition to multiple types of cancers.
A calorie is defined as the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1°C (1.8°F).
Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly four in 10 adults are overweight, and more than one in 10 are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and joint disorders in addition to multiple types of cancers. 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented.
According to a study published in Neurology®, poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later.
With age comes many things: greater wisdom; deeper empathy; a greater sense of knowing who you are; and the very real possibility of a bigger pants size. So, why does it take longer for women to lose weight, especially after 40?
Breakfast is still touted as the most important meal of the day, but we are paying attention to doing lunch the right way.
According to published findings in the Wall Street Journal this week, blood pressure standards have changed for the first time in 14 years. New guidelines published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, which set hypertension at 130/80 now, as compared to the former guidelines reading hypertension at 140/90. The new guidelines give a threshold to hypertension diagnosis that will include a staggering 103.3 million people.
Have you heard of the saying, "you are what you eat?" Well, studies indicate that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat.
A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers. The study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, found that levels of several breast cancer risk markers were reduced in postmenopausal women who lost total body fat, rather than just belly fat.