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How active are you, really?

How active are you, really?

Do you think you’ve got your game on when it comes to physical activity? You may take long walks, cycle, and go to the gym and think that you’re doing pretty swell, but a new study questions how well you actually evaluate your level of physical activity. When it comes to physical activity, how good […]

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How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?

It may be possible to lose 10 pounds in a week. However, it will not be 10 pounds of body fat. Some of the weight loss will likely be from water. Losing significant amounts of weight quickly is not recommended and may be dangerous. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend people looking to lose […]

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Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Physical and mental benefits of swimming

Swimming is an exercise for people of all ages. It can be easy and inexpensive, and a person can go at their own pace. Swimming helps a person to get or stay in shape, but the benefits also extend to mental health. People who are 19 to 64 years old should get 150 minutes of […]

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Why does stress lead to weight gain? Study sheds light

Why does stress lead to weight gain? Study sheds light

New research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, may have found the reason why chronic exposure to stress is so intimately linked with obesity. The answer lies in the relationship between fat cells and the timing of stress hormones. The fact that stress results in weight gain may be known to many, but new research […]

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How to stay active in the workplace

How to stay active in the workplace

Millions of us have jobs that require us to sit at desks or around conference tables for several hours per day. Many health risks are associated with sitting down for prolonged periods — but how do we stay active in the workplace? We find out. Even if you are desk-bound all day at work, there […]

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The secret to avoiding weight gain: Don’t diet

The secret to avoiding weight gain: Don’t diet

Most people attempt a diet at some point in their life. Many of us are on one right now. However, new research says that dieting may be counterproductive and that, actually, the key is eating regularly. No one enjoys dieting and, if the latest study is correct, we may as well give it up. I’ve […]

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Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

It is known that being overweight or obese leads to poor health, but it may be less known that abdominal fat is the most harmful type. Until now, researchers were unsure of the mechanisms responsible for this — but now, they reveal how an enzyme produced by our liver raises the risk of diabetes. Inflammation […]

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Why does obesity blunt our sense of taste?

Why does obesity blunt our sense of taste?

New research unravels what was previously a mystery: how do taste buds change in people with obesity? New research explains how obesity reduces the number of taste buds. Although the new study — now published in the journal PLOS Biology — was carried out in mice, the findings shed a clarifying light on a poorly […]

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Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

Breast cancer: Obesity may hinder some treatments

Obesity may be the reason that some cancers become resistant to drugs intended to stop the formation of new blood vessels that fuel tumor growth, according to recent research led by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Could obesity prevent some cancer treatments from working correctly? In a paper now published in the journal Science Translational […]