At a time when everything from sport utility vehicles to hamburgers comes “supersized,” the notion that less is more may seem out-of-date to some Americans. But when it comes to calories, eating fewer just might be a prescription for a longer, healthier life. Learn about the theory and research behind calorie restriction from Jenna A. Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, and assistant professor of medical dietetics at Ohio State University.
Pedometers are the new fitness toys; people everywhere are clipping them on to measure their steps. They can be very useful for motivating you to work out and to track your exercise success. Understanding how they work will help you program them to be more accurate.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year since 1918? Fortunately, exercise, stress management and healthy eating can reduce the chance of getting CVD.
Ready to rip your hair out? So stressed you can't sleep? Tired of tense muscles? It's time to relax. Stress isn't good for you. Mentally, stress causes anxiety, tension and hyperalertness. Prolonged, unmanaged stress leads to irritability, loss of concentration and a weakened immune system. Learning how to relax can counteract these stress responses. By releasing both physica...
As a plus-size person, are you curious to try yoga but convinced it won’t work for your body? The good news is you can benefit from yoga’s positive physiological and psychological effects. Practicing yoga can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways for you to become healthy, build confidence and self-esteem, and sometimes achieve weight loss.
For years you’ve been hearing that you should eat a diet high in carbohydrates. Now you’ve heard the opposite—that protein is king—from doctors, researchers and the media alike. What’s the straight answer? Can popular high-protein diets like the Atkins diet help you lose weight? Get the facts below from Amy Paturel, MS, MPH, nutrition consultant, educator and counselor.