Researchers have long known that type 2 diabetes and depression often go hand in hand. However, it’s been unclear which condition develops first in patients who end up with both. Now, a new study led by Johns Hopkins doctors suggests that this chicken-and-egg problem has a dual answer
Here’s another reason to encourage eating meals together as a family: your teenagers will have a lower risk
of developing any type of disordered eating behavior.
For a period of 5 years, researchers examined adolescent boys and girls and the frequency with which their families ate together. The aim was to track the connection between family meals and all degrees of disordered eating. The behaviors ranged from merely unhealthy ones, such as occasionally skipping meals to lose weight, to much more dangerous ones, including frequent use of laxatives and diet pills.
It’s never too
early to get kids thinking about body image and diversity, say facilitators of
a project developed by Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Child Development
The preschool teachers traced outlines
of the students’ bodies onto large pieces of paper. The children were then
encouraged to paint...
Here’s another reason to encourage eating meals together as a family: your teenagers will have a lower risk of developing any type of disordered eating behavior.
For a period of 5 years, researchers examined adolescent boys and girls and the frequency with which their families ate together. The aim was to track the connection between family meals and al...
According to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (162 , 23–28), adolescent girls who perceive themselves as unpopular may be at greater risk for weight gain. The authors measured BMI and employed the Subjective Social Status Scale, a tool used to determine how users see themselves in relation to others, to draw ...
Doctors may soon be able to recommend exercise as a viable alternative to drug therapy for patients with depression. According to a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine (2007; 69, 587-96), patients who exercised in a group program achieved reductions in depression comparable to those seen in patients taking a standard antidepressant medication. For patients who exercised on their ...
After lining up the perfect coaching plan with your target clientele, creating a sound lesson plan, organizing your packages and procedures and devising great materials and tools, what do you do next? The last step in carving out your coaching niche is often the hardest—supporting clients in maintaining the changes they have made and helping them continue to progress. What should yo...
Negative thinking stems from internal beliefs formed over time or by a single event. Typical catalysts for the formation of these beliefs include messages from caregivers; a large trauma or a series of small traumas; and unrealistic images in the media. When negative thinking shows up in a client, it is usually because an external event in his current life has caused him to regress to an old...
If one of your clients had an eating disorder, would you
recognize it? If so, what would you do?
In a recent survey, 32% of fitness professionals correctly
indicated that a fictitious client, described in a case scenario, had anorexia
nervosa. Another 21% suspected an eating disorder, but felt that either it
would be outside their ...
People feeling sad tend to eat more of less-healthy comfort foods than when they feel happy, finds a new study co-authored by a Cornell food marketing expert. However, when nutritional information is available, those same sad people curb their