Not everyone uses text messages, but for those who do, fitness professionals can harness the power of technology to help clients get healthier, say researchers at Duke University.
Scientists followed 50 obese women who received either a daily text for weight loss intervention or used more traditional methodology, such as writ- ten food journals or computer-tracked journaling. Over 6 months, the 26 subjects in the texting group lost an aver- age of 3 pounds, whereas the 24 who journaled more traditionally actually gained 21⁄2 pounds.
You probably have clients who have been dieting most of their adult lives. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity (2013; doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.138) shows that there may be a physiologic reason why diets could be a poor bet, especially for obese people.
You may not know what turmeric is at first mention, but if you’ve ever slathered plain old ballpark mustard on a hot dog, you’ve eaten turmeric. However, sampling it as a simple condiment hardly honors the properties of this powerful plant derivative.
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has been working with the Harvard School of Public Health to remake many of our favorite foods, and they’ve recently taken on the task of making over their muffin recipes. Developed by the CIA for a Harvard-CIA "Muffin Makeover" project, this recipe for Lemon Chickpea Muffins incorporates healthy fats and whole grains to create a better-for-you version of the massively oversized, calorie-laden muffin found in most restaurants and bakeries.
Question: I’m working toward a career change to health and wellness and have a particular interest in nutrition. My interest is in coaching individuals to adopt more healthy eating patterns (I'm currently an ACE-certified Health Coach) and lose weight, as well as work with those whose doctors may have suggested "lifestyle changes" to help prevent cholesterol or blood sugars from creeping up further, but who have not yet become diabetic or developed serious heart issues.
Can’t stomach another plain grilled chicken breast for dinner? Before you begin sifting through the millions of recipes you’ll be hit with by a Google search, head over to your spice rack.
Mixing dry spices and rubbing them onto meat has been used by barbeque pit masters for years to procure meat with deep and layered flavors. Thankfully, you don’t need a smoker or 7 hours of cooking to take advantage of a dry rub. All you need is the right spice combination and a willing chicken breast, pork tenderloin or fish fillet.
newsletter_teaser: Can’t stomach another plain grilled chicken breast for dinner? Before you begin sifting through the millions of recipes you’ll be hit with by a Google search, head over to your spice rack.
The National Consumer Research Institute has come out with its list of the five top health trends. The institute studied health-related attitudes and behavior in the U.S. to formulate trends expected to make headlines for the rest of the year.
Holiday treats may have seriously derailed your clients' healthy eating intentions. In an effort to get things back on track, here are some mouth-watering recipes sure to please the palate. Offering optimum flavor, presentation and nutritional value, these dishes are so delicious you will probably adopt them as go-to treats.newsletter_teaser: Holiday treats may have seriously derailed your clients' healthy eating intentions. In an effort to get things back on track, here are some mouth-watering recipes sure to please the palate. Offering optimum flavor, presentation and nutritional value, these dishes are so delicious you will probably adopt them as go-to treats.
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