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Have a fat day!

Have a fat day!
I"ve said many times before I"d do Channing Tatum ROTTEN. He"s is looking dirty hot (literally, filthy) in his new movie The Eagle. No shower necessary When he"s not filming, Chan is known to chase the chunk. There"s even a video showcase highlighting his body transformations Dramatic weight gain and loss is not ideal, so learn to scale it back. Rather than effectively let yourself go, appreciate the value of a good old fashioned fat........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/3/2011 7:12:51 AM)


Defining Your Abs

Defining Your Abs
s much as some of us would like to forget about it, exercise - like diet - is an equally important part of healthy weight loss. If we think about it long enough, we can come up with a number of excuses for not getting in a routine workout: I'm tired, the weather is bad, joining a gym costs too much, I'm too busy, etc. But the Flex Belt makes it so easy to get in an abdominal workout that some of us may run out of excuses. Traditional ab........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/2/2011 10:26:50 PM)


Squeezing out maximum health benefits

Squeezing out maximum health benefits
In time for Christmas, BYU nutritionists are squeezing all the healthy compounds out of oranges to find just the right mixture responsible for their age-old health benefits. The popular stocking stuffer is known for its vitamin C and blood-protecting antioxidants, but scientists wanted to learn why a whole orange is better for you than its components when taken separately. The ultimate outcome of the research could be a super-supplement........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/21/2010 6:49:46 AM)


Blood pressure risk in overweight children

Blood pressure risk in overweight children
Sophia Antipolis, 15 October 2010: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) welcomes the findings of a paper presented today at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2010 Scientific Sessions (HBPR 2010) held in Washington, DC, USA. The paper details research into the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure in children. It concludes that an increase in BMI in already overweight children risks a far........Go to the Weight-watch-talk (Added on 10/18/2010 7:54:26 AM)


Lose the Weight, NOT the Potatoes

Lose the Weight, NOT the Potatoes
Research just released by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology demonstrates that people can include potatoes in their diet and still lose weight. This research was presented at the Obesity Society's 28th Annual Scientific Meeting October 8-12, 2010. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/12/2010 7:11:29 AM)


Physician's personal habits matter in counseling

Physician's personal habits matter in counseling
Physician's confidence in their ability to counsel patients on a healthy diet and exercise appears to be correlation to their own personal habits, as per a research studyby the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Factors that predicted confidence in counseling included the doctor's own exercise time, being overweight, and if the doctor had adequate training in counseling patients. The study, published online ahead of print Oct.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/22/2010 7:19:24 AM)


Teasing about weight can affect pre-teens

Teasing about weight can affect pre-teens
Schoolyard taunts of any type can potentially damage a child's sense of self-confidence. But a newly released study suggests that a particular kind of teasing about weight can have distinctive and significant effects on how pre-teens perceive their own bodies. The research, among the first to specifically examine the impact of weight-based criticism on pre-adolescents, also hints that the practice can cause other health and emotional........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/8/2010 7:12:38 AM)


Combining resistance and endurance training

Combining resistance and endurance training
A study of triathletes reported in the online edition and recent issue of Radiology reveals that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently. "To our knowledge, this is the first study using MRI to investigate effects of triathlon training on cardiac adaptations," said lead researcher Michael M. Lell, M.D., associate professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Gera number of. Dr. Lell and his........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/31/2010 7:05:31 AM)


Sugary drinks do not cause weight gain

Sugary drinks do not cause weight gain
New research from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, shows that sugary drinks, consumed in moderate quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women when they do not know what they are drinking. The study, 'Effects of sucrose drinks on macronutrient intake, body weight, and mood state in overweight women over 4 weeks', which was conducted by Marie Reid, Richard Hammersley and his........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/11/2010 7:41:26 PM)


Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat

Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men in how they respond to the taste of fat. Fat also is less effective in obese men in stimulating certain gut hormones that are released into the bloodstream and normally suppress appetite. The rate of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/13/2010 7:00:14 AM)


Healthier cafeteria food, more intense gym classe

Healthier cafeteria food, more intense gym classe
IHealthier cafeteria choices, longer and more intense periods of physical activity and robust in-school education programs can lower rates of obesity and other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, as per a national study called HEALTHY. The findings will be presented Sunday, June 27, at the American Diabetes Association's 70th Scientific Sessions event in Orlando, Fla., and will appear online and in the June 29 issue of The New England Journal........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 6/28/2010 7:42:17 AM)


Muscle mass building in elderly

Muscle mass building in elderly
For years, scientists have known that resistance exercise training such as weightlifting, in which muscles work against gravity or another force can be one of the most effective ways to fight the debilitating muscle loss caused by aging. But a number of older people are unable to get the full benefits of such training because they suffer from conditions such as arthritis that prevent them from lifting enough weight to stimulate muscle growth.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/15/2010 8:48:00 PM)


Get Up, Get Out and Go!

Get Up, Get Out and Go!
Getting children involved in finding ways to become more physically active can not only make them more aware of local recreational opportunities, but can even help increase their own physical activity. That's the result of a study examining the role of seven national parks in contributing to the health of today's youth. The study was conducted by scientists from a variety of disciplines at North Carolina State University and other U.S.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/12/2010 7:59:42 AM)


Self-control is contagious

Self-control is contagious
Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control-or the lack thereof-is contagious. In a just-published series of studies involving hundreds of volunteers, scientists have observed that watching or even thinking about someone with good self-control makes others more likely exert self-control. The........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/14/2010 8:03:33 AM)


Added sugar in raisin cereals

Added sugar in raisin cereals
Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins containing no added sugar does not promote more acid in dental plaque than bran flakes alone, as per new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Some dentists believe sweet, sticky foods such as raisins cause cavities because they are difficult to clear off the tooth surfaces, said Christine Wu, professor and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/18/2009 6:34:07 PM)


Golden ratios for female facial beauty

Golden ratios  for female facial beauty
eauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also in the relationship of the eyes and mouth of the beholden. The distance between a woman's eyes and the distance between her eyes and her mouth are key factors in determining how attractive she is to others, as per new psychology research from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Toronto. Pamela Pallett and Stephen Link of UC San Diego and Kang Lee of the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/17/2009 8:07:31 AM)


Manual Wheelchair

Manual Wheelchair
As the name implies, a manual wheel chair requires the user to propel it manually while sitting on it. Manual wheelchairs are for individuals who find it difficult to walk and have been around for centuries. Manual Wheelchair Types A manual wheelchair is the basic design for all types of wheelchairs in use today. Most manual wheelchairs are stored by folding them and can therefore be kept in a vehicle for transport and use on arriving.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/15/2009 7:40:27 AM)


Diet switching can activate brain's stress system

Diet switching  can activate brain's stress system
In research that sheds light on the perils of yo-yo dieting and repeated bouts of sugar-bingeing, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown in animal models that cycling between periods of eating sweet and regular-tasting food can activate the brain's stress system and generate overeating, anxiety, and withdrawal-like symptoms. The research is being published in an advance, online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/10/2009 8:37:37 AM)


Lap band surgery for morbidly obese children

Lap band surgery for morbidly obese children
surgeon at Children's National Medical Center and colleagues from New York University have found laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap band) to improve the health of morbidly obese adolescents. The study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, involved nearly 50 girls and boys ages 14-17. The participants showed significant decreases in total and android fat mass 2 years after surgery. Android fat has been........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/4/2009 8:18:34 AM)


Compression Stockings: A Simple Solution for Many Disorders

Compression Stockings: A Simple Solution for Many Disorders
Compression stockings are used to treat disorders like varicose veins, venous ulcers, blood clots, and lymphedema. These stockings apply pressure on veins and tissues that are close to the skin. The pressure ensures that the amount of blood that the veins can carry is restricted. This prevents the veins from swelling beyond a limit. Since the pressure applied by these stockings is highest at the ankle and lesser towards the upper parts of the........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/22/2009 10:16:36 PM)


Increased food intake alone explains the increase in body weight

Increased food intake alone explains the increase in body weight
New research that uses an innovative approach to study, for the first time, the relative contributions of food and exercise habits to the development of the obesity epidemic has concluded that the rise in obesity in the United States since the 1970s was virtually all due to increased energy intake. How much of the obesity epidemic has been caused by excess calorie intake and how much by reductions in physical activity has been long debated........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 5/8/2009 5:15:00 AM)


Reducing Health Risks for Women and Children

Reducing Health Risks for Women and Children
Diet and nutrition counseling for virtually all overweight and obese women of childbearing age can reduce health risks linked to excess weight for mothers and children alike, as per a newly released position paper from the American Dietetic Association and the American Society of Nutrition. The position, reported in the recent issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, represents the associations' official stance on obesity,........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/29/2009 5:27:34 AM)


Childhood obesity, diabetes and related conditions

Childhood obesity, diabetes and related conditions
Factors identified early in childhood could predict obesity in the teen years and beyond, and scientists continue to assess methods to prevent and treat excess weight gain and its consequences in children and teens, as per several reports reported in the recent issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The issuea theme issue on childhood obesity and diabetesis being published in conjunction........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/7/2009 5:22:11 AM)


Tricks to resist temptation

Tricks to resist temptation
Here's good news for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every day: A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that our resistance gets a boost after we've just been exposed to similar temptations. "The threat of overconsumption is a real one for a number of of us. It is all too easy to eat or spend too much, and a number of others struggle with their desire to smoke or to drink alcohol or to take another........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/31/2009 3:30:17 PM)


Sweaty Betty - The best shop for your gym clothes

Sweaty Betty - The best shop for your gym clothes
You can really enjoy your workouts if you slip into the Sweaty Betty attire before your sessions. You will be surprised if you find out the number of women who prefer Sweaty Betty for the gym clothes. My long lasting hunt for comfortable and trendy workout clothes ended when I came across the Sweaty Betty over the internet. Sweaty Betty has surprisingly great and wide range of women's sports wear starting from yoga, sweat, snow and beach........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 1:46:38 PM)


Lose Weight Digitally With Paint Shop Pro

Lose Weight Digitally With Paint Shop Pro
Almost everyone would like to change some aspect or another of his or her appearance but trimming a bit of weight always makes the top of the list "Paint Shop Pro", and for that matter many other digital graphics programs, provides an interesting and versatile set of tools that allow the operator to modify a subject's facial and body features Here's where you can learn about "Paint Shop Pro" and it's........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:22:30 PM)


Tea kettles: No longer only in Canada

Tea kettles: No longer only in Canada
When I started working in the test kitchen of Canadian Living magazine in the early nineties, I remember being surprised to learn that tea kettles, although common kitchen items in Canada, were relatively scarce is US kitchens. The rationale at the time was that Americans were more likely to drink coffee than tea so they didn"t give up counter space to an appliance they would use only rarely According to this poll and lengthy list of........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/31/2009 9:33:53 AM)


Peanut Butter Recall

Peanut Butter Recall
I am sure some of you have been following the peanut butter recall associated with a recent Salmonella outbreak, which has affected over 400 people across America in just the past few months........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/29/2009 12:13:52 AM)


 

Big breakfast bunkum

Big breakfast bunkum
Does eating a big breakfast help weight loss or is it better to skip breakfast altogether? Available information is confusing but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal clears a path through these apparently contradictory reports. Dr Volker Schusdziarra, from the Else-Kr�ner-Fresenius Center of Nutritional Medicine, conducted a study on over 300 people who were asked to keep a journal of what they........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/16/2011 8:44:25 PM)


Obesity research targets the brain's use of fatty acids

Obesity research targets the brain's use of fatty acids
Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight. The research team, led by Hong Wang, PhD, created mice with a deficiency of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in neurons, and observed two important reactions. First, the mouse models ate less and second, they became sedentary. Because........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/5/2011 6:56:19 AM)


Mothers' diets and children's eating habit

Mothers' diets and children's eating habit
As health professionals search for ways to combat the rise in obesity and promote healthy eating, new research reveals a mother's own eating habits and whether she views her child as a 'picky eater' has a huge impact on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables. A study by professor Mildred Horodynski of Michigan State University's College of Nursing looked at nearly 400 low-income women (black and non-Hispanic white) with........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/15/2010 7:08:16 AM)


Caveman behavioral traits might kick in at Thanksgiving

Caveman behavioral traits might kick in at Thanksgiving
Frank Kachanoff was surprised. He thought the sight of meat on the table would make people more aggressive, not less. After all, dont football coaches feed their players big hunks of red meat before a game in hopes of pumping them up? And what about our images of a grunting or growling animal snarling at anyone who dares take their meat away from them? Wouldnt that go for humans, too? Kachanoff, a researcher with a special interest in........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/8/2010 7:43:36 AM)


Genetics of obesity and fat distribution

Genetics of obesity and fat distribution
An international consortium has made significant inroads into uncovering the genetic basis of obesity by identifying 18 new gene sites linked to overall obesity and 13 that affect fat distribution. The studies include data from nearly a quarter of a million participants, the largest genetic investigation of human traits to date. The papers, both from the GIANT (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits) consortium which consists of more........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/11/2010 7:38:48 AM)


Obese workers cost workplace more than insurance, absenteeism

Obese workers cost workplace more than insurance, absenteeism
The cost of obesity among U.S. full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, as per a newly released study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published recently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine This is the first study to quantify the total value of lost job productivity as a result of health problems, which it finds is more costly than medical expenditures. Led by Eric Finkelstein, deputy director........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/8/2010 6:10:41 AM)


Obesity, diabetes epidemics continue to grow

Obesity, diabetes epidemics continue to grow
A majority of adults in California are obese or overweight, and more than 2 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, as per a newly released study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Both conditions - which are correlation to each other as well as to heart disease - increased significantly in just six years, with the prevalence of diabetes alone jumping nearly 26 percent between 2001 and 2007. The "epidemic" of obesity and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 9/1/2010 7:14:45 AM)


Fat distribution plays a role in weight loss

Fat distribution plays a role in weight loss
Why is it that some people lose weight and body fat when they exercise and eat less and others don't? German scientists say MRI and magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy can provide the answer and help predict who will benefit from changes in lifestyle. Results of the study are published online and will appear in the recent issue of the journal Radiology "You may have two individuals who weigh the same and have the same body mass index........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/25/2010 7:02:33 AM)


Delaying fat digestion to curb appetite

Delaying fat digestion to curb appetite
Institute of Food Research researchers have discovered an unexpected synergy that helps break down fat. The discovery provides a focus to find ways to slow down fat digestion, and ultimately to create food structures that induce satiety. "Much of the fat in processed foods is eaten in the form of emulsions such as soups, yoghurt, ice cream and mayonnaise,"" said Dr Peter Wilde from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC. "We........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/19/2010 6:53:59 AM)


Improve weight loss success

Improve weight loss success
Most weight loss programs try to motivate individuals with warnings of the long-term health consequences of obesity: increased risk for cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma. New research suggests the immediate health benefitssuch as reduced painappears to be the most effective motivator for helping obese individuals shed extra weight and commit to keeping it off. In a pilot research study, University of Cincinnati (UC)........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/11/2010 7:39:59 PM)


Food marketing to children

Food marketing to children
The last six years have seen significant progress in efforts to curb the marketing of unhealthy food to children, with an increasing number of governments taking on the issue, but considerable challenges remain, a leading expert on the topic said today (Tuesday). At the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Tim Lobstein presented an analysis of the European policy landscape, undertaken as part of the European Commission's effort to........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/13/2010 6:52:11 AM)


Obesity and fibromyalgia

Obesity and fibromyalgia
Scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found an association between the level of leisure time physical exercise and a future risk of developing fibromyalgia. The research team also identified BMI as an independent risk factor for fibromyalgia. Details of the study appear in the recent issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology. ........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/29/2010 6:29:36 AM)


Forecasting rates of overweight

Forecasting rates of overweight
Obesity rates for American adults have stabilized while the rate of childhood and minority obesity is rising, as per a research studyin the journal Medical Decision Making, published by SAGE. Using a novel simulation approach based on national data from 2000-2004 and validated against 2005-2006 data, the study looked at future projections for the distribution of body mass index in the United States. The research explored statistics for a........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/24/2010 9:47:47 AM)


Doctors Miss Major Cause of Infertility and Obesity

Doctors Miss Major Cause of Infertility and Obesity
Gail Donnelly's classmates nicknamed her "Knobby" because she was so skinny all her bones seemed to poke out from under her skin. But when Donnelly turned 27, that once knobby frame disappeared under mysteriously ballooning weight. Her diet hadn't changed, she was still walking several miles a day, but she gained 50 pounds in just six months. Her doctor thought the cause was ovarian cysts. It took ten years and two surgeries before a new........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/3/2010 8:04:00 AM)


10-15% of women may have disordered eating

10-15% of women may have disordered eating
Montreal, December 18, 2009 Several maladaptive eating behaviors, beyond anorexia, can affect women. Indeed, some 10 to 15 percent of women have maladaptive eating behaviours and attitudes as per newly released study from the Universit de Montral and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute reported in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. "Our results are disquieting," says Lise Gauvin, a professor at the Universit de........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/18/2009 6:46:10 PM)


New weapon in battle of the bulge

New weapon in battle of the bulge
A real possibility does exist for developing a new generation of foods that make people feel full by releasing anti-hunger aromas during chewing, researchers in the Netherlands are reporting after a review of research on that topic. Such foods would fight the global epidemic of obesity with aromas that quench hunger and prevent people from overeating. Their article appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/17/2009 8:18:15 AM)


Online Canadian Pharmacy and Competitive Pricing on Medications

Online Canadian Pharmacy and Competitive Pricing on Medications
People who buy prescription drugs often may well be aware of the tremendous rise in the prices of medicines. In 2006, the prices of prescription drugs witnessed an increase of 8.4%. If your prescriptions are not covered under your medical insurance policy, you appears to be contributing a huge amount towards buying drugs. The best way to save some dollars off your medical bills is to buy prescription drugs at an authorized online Canadian........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 12/16/2009 11:11:02 PM)


TV commercials for kids promote unhealthy food

TV commercials for kids promote unhealthy food
Childhood obesity in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions. With more than one fourth of advertising on daytime and prime time television devoted to foods and beverages and continuing questions about the role television plays in obesity, a study in the November/recent issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior examines how food advertising aimed at children might be a large contributor to the problem. Scientists at........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 11/5/2009 8:27:53 AM)


Getting the Affordable Insurance Quotes at Insurancespecialists.Com

Getting the Affordable Insurance Quotes at Insurancespecialists.Com
There are a number of companies on the internet who provide excellent insurance deals for their customers. One of the best places on the internet to look for free insurance quotes is at insurancespecialists.com. They offer almost 50% savings on your insurance purchases. They provide guidance and information on all type of insurance policies. We cannot just think about living in this world filled with uncertainties without the insurances. The........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 10/28/2009 11:30:57 PM)


Melon Extract Against Obesity

Melon Extract Against Obesity
© srqpi In a study of hamsters fed a high fat diet, it was found that daily consumption of an antioxidant-rich melon extract may prevent obesity The said melon extract is commercially available as Extramel and is produced by France's Bionov Consumption of the commercially-available extract Extramel, produced by France's Bionov, in combination with a high-fat diet resulted in 29 per cent lower body weight compared to........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 8/26/2009 11:21:23 PM)


Ads work better if all senses are involved

Ads work better if all senses are involved
Corporations spend billions of dollars each year on food advertising. For example, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and McDonald's each spent more than $1 billion in advertising in 2007. A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests those advertisers are missing out if their ads only mention taste and ignore our other senses. Naturally, most food ads mention the taste of the food being marketed. But authors Ryan S. Elder and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 7/20/2009 11:46:24 PM)


Children with low self-control more likely to become overweight

Children with low self-control more likely to become overweight
Young children who do not display an ability to regulate their behavior or to delay gratification in exchange for a larger reward appear predisposed to gain extra weight by their pre-teen years, as per two reports reported in the recent issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Obesity in childhood and adolescence appears to track into adulthood, increasing the risk of developing........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/7/2009 5:24:37 AM)


Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer?

Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer?
A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease. Building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk, and that elite female athletes experience a drop in estrogen levels that often cause them to stop ovulating and menstruating, the WISER Sister trial will........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 4/2/2009 10:12:57 PM)


Morbidly Obese Sedentary most of the time

Morbidly Obese Sedentary most of the time
A newly released study appearing in Clinical Cardiology examines the average fitness level of the morbidly obese (body mass indexes between 40.0 and 49.9). The findings show that the tested population was sedentary for more than 99 percent of the day and, on average, walked less than 2,500 steps per day - far below healthy living guidelines of 10,000 steps per day. The results provide important links between obesity, poor fitness and........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 3/25/2009 9:42:25 PM)


How To Make A Choco Taco

How To Make A Choco Taco
Choco Tacos can be hard to track down. The preeminent dessert taco makes cameos at select ice cream trucks and gas stations, but other times, you think, "did I dream that?"Since nobody should have to suppress a Choco Taco craving, or embark on a roadtrip to the magical Taco Bells that still stock them, follow these steps to make them at home.(thanks Erin)........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:22:39 PM)


Network Star's JAG Gets New Gig

Network Star's JAG Gets New Gig
Those of us who have watched Next Food Network Star the past few years have long lamented the disappointing finale of season 3.  JAG (Joshua Adam Garcia) was sure to be a runaway star, much in the mold of Guy Fieri who won season 2.  Well, that didn"t happen but all who watched NFNS 3 knew that JAG was far too talented not to be a cheflebrity Food Network"s loss is Tampa"s gain as JAG is heading up the kitchen at POSH 27, an exciting new........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:25:31 PM)


Regular physical activity linked to better quality of life

Regular physical activity linked to better quality of life
Survivors of early-stage lung cancer who take part in regular physical activity have a better quality of life, as per a research studyin the recent issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, available online now. Patients who are more physically active report better mood, more vigor, and greater physical functioning, the study shows. "The take-home message is that early-stage lung cancer survivors appears to........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 2/4/2009 6:29:49 AM)


Two Hundred Sit-Ups

Two Hundred Sit-Ups
If you are serious about increasing your core strength, follow this six week training program and you will soon be on your way to completing two hundred consecutive sit-ups.Think there"s no way you could do this? All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal.There"s also One Hundred Push-Ups.........Go to the Weight-watch-blog (Added on 1/31/2009 9:33:45 AM)



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