With more people using a virtual pushcart, it’s concerning to learn that marketing on online grocery platforms flaunt less-than-stellar choices.Read More
Spending all your time running on a treadmill instead of exercising in the great outdoors could place you at risk for a certain nutritional deficiency.Read More
It’s no surprise that weeks of chaos and confusion have led many to set aside purposeful plates, waistline goals, and performance ambitions in favor of comfort food and grazing to get through the day. You’re likely seeing disarray and a lack of structure impact your client’s as well as your own wellbeing. These wellness woes are understandable; stress coupled with countless trips past the pantry and fridge eventually draw one in, making mindful eating habits a thing of the past. It’s time to take a step back and implement some habits to get us moving towards mindfulness once again.Read More
There’s no shortage of research or opinions debating the value of nutrition compared to exercise, but all experts agree that a combination of these factors are indispensable when it comes to reaching full health potential. But sometimes neither choosing to eat healthier nor staying active can be an easy task. Here are some tips to get clients, family, and self, eating better and moving more.Read More
Starting in the 1960s, monosodium glutamate was demonized for causing headaches, flushing and other symptoms lumped into “Chinese restaurant syndrome.” However, current consensus among researchers and the Food and Drug Administration is that anti-MSG sentiments are largely unfounded and that the glutamate-containing flavor enhancer is generally safe to eat in reasonable amounts.Read More
Visiting social media outlets is a daily ritual for many. Among the online platforms, Facebook reigns with almost 2.5 billion active users every month. A research team turned to Facebook users to discover how social media influences eating habits.Read More
When it’s likely that you are going to live into your 80s and 90s, isn’t it a good idea to work toward a healthy life span? Five lifestyle choices—the ones fitness professionals regularly recommend—may help you do it, according to a new analysis published online in the BMJ.
In this prospective cohort study, 73,196 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (34 years of data) and 38,366 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (28 years of data) reported their adherence to the Alternate Healthy Eating Index; how often they engaged in moderate-to-vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes per day; whether they maintained a body mass index of 18.5–24.9 kg/m2; whether their alcohol intake was moderate (up to one serving per day for women and up to two for men); and whether they smoked.
Back in 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the Smart Snacks in School standards, which aimed to reduce fat and sugar in students’ diets by encouraging schools to provide healthier snacking choices like whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and leaner protein. The standards were put in place after research indicated that schools which offered foods and beverages containing solid fats and added sugars were helping to add “empty calories” to youngsters’ diets. Consuming empty calories can increase overall energy intake, leading to overweight and other health conditions.Read More
Among 250 healthy, overweight adults participating in a randomized controlled study, more than half (55%) went for IF (restricting intake 2 days a week), while 27% chose the Mediterranean diet (emphasizing whole grains, fruit and vegetables), and 18% opted to go Paleo (modified to allow some legumes and dairy). Participants also chose whether to try high-intensity interval training or a standard exercise regimen. After a brief educational session on their chosen diet, they completed assessments of their food intake, biometric measures and physical activity; these assessments were repeated at intervals.Read More
There’s another good reason to help children maintain their physical activity. In a Finnish study, being more physically active in youth was linked to greater fruit and vegetable consumption during adulthood.Read More
It’s rewarding to see that some people are searching reliable sources of nutrition information rather than blindly following the fads and opinions littering the online world. The American Society for Nutrition, which publishes four peer-reviewed journals, released a list of ASN articles that received significant press coverage and sharing on social media (some had well over 1,000 tweets).Read More
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