The most important benefit of physical activity may not be short-term weight loss, but long-term weight maintenance. Patients who continue to exercise after their initial weight loss are more successful at keeping the weight off.
Fitness and Nutrition
Everywhere we look, we see something about low-carbohydrate dieting -- television, radio, bookstores, and newspapers. Everyone we know seems to be on a low-carbohydrate diet. But what is low-carbohydrate dieting, and most important, does it really work?
A growing body of evidence supports the idea that eating healthier will help people avoid or delay onset of illness. At this point, you are probably wondering what you need to do to give your child the best shot at health. the suggested dietary changes to improve health are simple to incorporate.
Take a walk through your local bookstore and you will be bombarded with high-protein diets. In addition to promoting weight loss, such diets claim that they will improve your health by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk for diabetes. Sound too good to be true? It is!
The New Year comes with resolutions of weight loss. As a registered dietitian in private practice, I am frequently asked which is the "best diet" to follow. You are most likely to be successful in losing weight if you are trying to lose weight for yourself -- not to please others.
by Alex Allred
Increased body fat may promote breast cancer by increasing levels of certain hormones, which in turn raises circulating estrogen levels. High estrogen levels promote breast cancer, since many breast cancers are "estrogen-dependent".
Have you ever noticed how tiny the women's (and men's) waists were in the 1950s and 1960s? Everyone seemed to have teeny, tiny waistlines. But in the new millennium, medical experts are extremely worried about people's ever expanding waistlines.
You've bought your kids toboggans, hockey sticks, and cross-country skis. You've signed them up for indoor soccer, swimming lessons, and gymnastics classes. You've told them all about the benefits of physical fitness. In fact, you've done everything possible to encourage your kids to put down the TV remote and get physically active. Or have you?
This is a good diet because it still gives you the carbohydrates, fat and protein you need to work out, work full days and not feel like you are starving.