I went to the gym this morning for what my husband calls “double potions” — spin class followed by a muscle-mix session with free weights. His joke is a reference to the class timetable for Gryffindor House in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which included a double-length class for potions once a week.
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Do we get fat because we overeat or do the foods we eat make us fat? Experts don’t agree on what’s driving obesity. Both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society recommend a diet low in saturated fat, to thwart obesity and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Yet a recent meta-analysis, […]
Coca-Cola launched a new commercial in the U.S. today called “Coming Together.” It’s a calculated communication to address declining sales for sugar-laden drinks, an attempt to change the message away from one of blame for the obesity crisis to one about being part of the solution. You can’t blame Coca-Cola for trying, given how soft […]
The obesity problem is huge, literally. A new report funded by the CDC estimates that 42 percent of American adults could be obese by the year 2030, compared to 33.8 percent in 2007-2008. Obesity is responsible for staggering costs: an extra $190 billion a year in healthcare and more than $73 billion a year in lost productivity. […]
A flurry of new research offers some intriguing clues into the mystery of what causes autism, which in the past, has been blamed on everything from childhood vaccines to poor parenting. Recently, the CDC reported that 1 in 88 eight-year-old children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an alarming 78 percent increase from 2002 when the […]
Do you wonder why, after losing weight last year, you’re back to where you started? Are you telling yourself that this time, you will strengthen your resolve and make it stick? A surprising new Australian study helps explain that your lack of willpower may not be to blame. Published recently in the New England Journal […]
Is eating too much added sugar putting your health at risk? You are not alone: Americans are consuming an average of 22 teaspoons a day, way above the American Heart Association’s recommended limits of 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men. Teenagers are eating even more: on average they […]
Beware the chair – Add more activity to your day for better health. Are you sitting down to read this? Perhaps you should be standing up. In a recent study, those who spent almost all of their time sitting had a 54% higher risk of mortality from all causes (except cancer) compared to those who hardly […]
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