It’s been widely accepted as conventional wisdom that weight loss is a “young person’s game.” The thinking has been that our metabolisms aren’t as efficient at 60 as they are at 30, making weight loss harder if not nearly impossible. New research say that isn’t really the case.
Meal planning and preparation might be the thing that separates those who succeed in their fitness pursuits from those who fail. Whether your goal is weight or fat loss, muscle gain or just better performance, learning this skill and sticking with it might be your not-so-secret weapon!
Do you find yourself indulging in high-calorie, high-fat and -sugar foods a bit too often? We all crave “comfort foods” or treats now and then. But consistent overeating can create negative health results beyond the obvious.
Most people ascribe to the idea that obesity is connected to eating too much and moving too little. Most also believe the idea that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses stem from obesity. But what if there’s something else at work. The “mismatch hypothesis suggests exactly that.
Be honest. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, you’ve indulged on an oversized meal once or twice. An extra slice of pizza, extra sweets or second helping of comfort food. Occasional overeating probably won’t ruin your health. Making it a habit, however, is a recipe for serious health issues.
Everyone wants strong, healthy children. Good cardiovascular health is the foundation of health. New research tells us that one key to ensuring that your children are heart-healthy later in life is for mom to eat well and exercise while pregnant.
Fat loss seems to be a goal for just about every dieter and health and fitness enthusiast on the planet. Maybe that’s why so many “miracles” for fat loss hit the market every year. But one tried-and-true, science-backed key does exist. Eating more protein is that key.
For parents, rewarding children with food can sometimes seem like an easy fix for behavioral challenges. Kids respond to delicious treats, after all. But is this a dangerous habit that threatens the health of children?
Obesity puts you at risk for a variety of life-altering or life-threatening conditions and diseases. These include cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, decreased cognition and a weak immune system. These are all common “side effects” of aging, too. Is obesity just accelerated or premature aging?
This article, written by a University of Alberta writer, highlights some of the challenges and realities of adopting a healthy lifestyle. It also discusses some of the realities of biology and physics when it comes to weight loss and weight management.