obesity

Fitness

Build Muscle. Burn Fat. What to Eat After A Workout

Many people spend what they think is a lot of time in the gym or working out. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 16 percent of people (aged 15 years and older) who live in the United States participate in sports and exercise activities on an average day. (As a side note, this in comparison to the number of people who watch television on an average day is roughly five times larger.) The majority of people are self reporting that they spend one to one and a half hour exercising each day (5-6 days a week). And while walking

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Health

What’s Wrong with Wheat & Why Is It Making Us FAT?

What is so wrong with wheat? It is certainly marketed as the healthier, better for your heart, filled with fiber, and NOT the evil “white” bread alternative. The majority of people do not know this, but wheat, along with rye and barley, contain a family of gluten proteins that create long-term digestive problems for nearly everyone. Yes, it is the gluten in wheat and most grains that is to blame for so many chronic and life altering diseases, such as, arthritis , cancer, depression, dermatitis herpetiformis (intensely itchy, blistering hives), lupus, manic depression, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, and other neurological diseases

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Health

What’s Killing Us: Aspartame and Artificial Sweeteners – Not As Sweet As You Think!

       From 1960 to l976, there was virtually no change in the number of Americans who were overweight: roughly 24 percent of the population. However, from the mid l980s to the present, this number has more than doubled to 54 percent! This coincides with the massive infusion of non-caloric chemical sweeteners and sugar-free "diet" foods that are eaten by close to three-quarters of the adult population. Although several factors contribute to these alarming statistics, our blind acceptance of the most popular of these artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful), plays a significant role in our current weight problems. Far from

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Health

Liposuction: Where Does the Fat Go? 11 Risks, Side Effects & Dangers

Fat in the body: it is most often determined by heredity, gender, health, diet and activity levels. These factors determine how much mass and where this mass may be located in people. Generally, people stop developing new fat cells after puberty, unless a person reaches 200% of their ideal body weight and need more lipid "storage space" or they undergo experimental fat-stem cell therapy for adipocyte-genesis. The Yale Medical Core Curriculum: states that "Hypertrophic obesity results in an increase in the size of the fat cells, without a change in their number. It is usually a post-adolescent phenomenon, and holds

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Children, Nutrition

Top 15 SUPERFOODS for Babies and Toddlers

Making healthy meals takes some planning. But that can be difficult for working parents struggling to get home in time to pick their kids up from their latest extracurricular activity, or trying to feed a child that only wants processed foods like macaroni and cheese or pizza at every meal. Do not fret. Small changes in daily routine, nutritional understanding and fitness awareness can make huge differences in your family’s overall health.  Incorporating healthy and nutritious foods into your family’s bellies can be done, but it may take a little work. (more…)

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Health, Skin

Stress – What it Does to Our Bodies

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you -- and many things that you do yourself -- put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous

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Children, Health

10 Top Worst Foods for Children

Today’s diet is worse than ever, dominated by processed foods containing insignificant amounts of nutrients. In addition, scientific research shows that the trans-fat, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, white flour, butter, nitrates, and concentrated sweeteners all contribute to the obesity, cancer causing cell development and increasing hyperactivity and ADHD in both children and adults. (more…)

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Health

5 Negative Effects of Junk Food

Processed and junk food lovers beware! There are many negative repercussions to persistent junk food eating habits, not just the obvious and inevitable weight gain. Below is a short list of how junk food negatively impacts our bodies. Think about it the next time you are reaching for your second helping of cheesy nachos that accompanies the double stacked hamburger sandwich and large soda. (more…)

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Nutrition

Is Your Social Calendar Making You Fat?

It is one of the most important factors of holistic wellbeing, the social factor, or relationships with others. Families, friends and other social networks are a must for a happy, balanced, healthy and purposeful existence. Unfortunately, too many social happy hours may have the ability to negatively influence a person's waist line! Being inherent social beings and greatly influenced by the company we keep around us, and if we surround ourselves with healthy and positive people and networks, not only do we feel better about ourselves, we have a tendency to mindlessly pack on the pounds! A  powerful research reported

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