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.
Your kids just put in a great game! Win or lose, they went all out and worked their tails off. Now it’s time for a post-game snack! They earned it, right? It’s a tradition, after all. But is it a tradition that’s actually making your kids fatter and less healthy?
Meal timing for weight loss, fat loss and gaining muscle has long been a kind of turf war in the fitness/nutrition profession. Should you eat breakfast to lose weight? Are late night snacks bad? Each time one question seems to get answered, more pop up. One study may have actually provided a real answer. Maybe.
Every parent would like their preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables. For many, if not most, it’s a constant battle that many don’t win. Is there a “secret weapon” for getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?
The Mediterranean Diet is often touted by nutritionists, dietitians and even doctors as the healthiest diet for the largest number of people. Is it possible that one common element found in a Mediterranean Diet staple might be a proverbial “fountain of youth?”