According to the November issue of the Harvard Health Letter, researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta have found that when people eat with others, they consume 44% more food than when they eat alone....
When it comes to rating diet books, Tufts University is a tough critic. The university has panned everyone from Dr. Phil to Dr. Atkins, while snubbing the Zone and South Beach diets. But now the institution has awarded accolades to three diet books on the market. Here’s a loo...
We all know that getting adequate calcium during childhood is essential to building strong teeth and bones. But what effect does a calcium-rich diet have on weight gain in youngsters, especially adolescent girls who are particularly concerned about body image?
To determine that, researchers examined 59 girls over a period of 2 years. The girls, who were 9 years old at the star...
Many experts acknowledge that burning calories is the way to maintain a healthy weight. According to the July issue of the Harvard Heart Letter, burning an extra 700–2,000 calories a week through some form of dynamic exercise
garners significant health benefits.
Researchers may have uncovered a seemingly small behavior that could make a big difference in childhood weight gain: starting the day with a simple, ready-to-eat cereal. According to a study in the Journal
media morselsHow much fat can a nation lose in 1 month? The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and the Healthier Families Foundation created the “Get America Fit!” program to help people lose 100,000 pounds in the month of July.
In 1999, Philadelphia was rated by Men’s Fitness magazine as the fattest city in the nation. The city’s mayor, John Street, established a special program that motivated the population to lose weight by making lifestyle changes. When IDEA member Bev Brody, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii, heard about Philadelphia’s resolve, she was inspired to do something in her own community.
Youth Fitness Club (YFC) LLC has launched a new website to help improve the health and fitness levels of preteens and teens who are struggling with their weight. Information on the site focuses on behavior modification through nutrition and physical activity, rather than on the latest diet.