They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But what if your favorite man’s waist circumference is expanding, putting his health at risk? A new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2003; 35 , 207-13) examined the weight loss results of 30 obese male members of the Singapore Armed Forces who completed a 4-month regimented basic training program. Fat-free mass, fat mass and percent body fat were determined through skinfold measurements.
Although many people have adopted a vegetarian diet as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, this kind of diet may actually be a marker for detecting eating disorders in some populations, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The subjects of this research, conducted at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, were female college students, a subpopulation considered at risk for weight preoccupation.
Do you or any of your clients suffer from knee osteoarthritis? If so, you might be interested in the results of a recent review of all randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials on oral glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate that was published in the July 14, 2003, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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Fast Foods Done Right
When time is at a premium, food choices are often the first casualties. We munch snacks on the fly or graze on processed convenience foods when we get home late, because cooking a real dinner seems daunting. Finding the time and energy to prepare healthy, balanced meals can be ...
Sore No More?
How do exercisers' nutrient choices affect exercise recovery?
By Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, FACSM
ost personal trainers have at one time or another heard clients complain of muscle soreness after a workout. Sometimes clients even use this soreness as an excuse to avoid training for extended periods. Can anything be done to prevent or lessen this soreness--and thus ...
The Great Diet Debate
Will you choose more bread or more fish?
By Amy Paturel, MS, MPH
For more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has gone to great lengths to convince Americans of the benefits of consuming a diet that favors carbohydrates. Now the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid is under attack by physicians, researchers and consumers alike. In fact, recent scientific findings...