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?”
Are your goal-setting efforts just not getting you there? Are you setting goals, only to realize you underestimated what it would take to execute on them? New research has zeroed in on what may be torpedoing your goal-setting efforts.
Every day there seems to be a new herbal weight loss supplement on the market. Each one claims to be the second coming for those anxious to lose pounds. With so many herbal weight loss solutions on the market, why are so many people still struggling with their weight?
American adults eat a lot of restaurant meals. Those restaurant meals may not be so good for their nutrition or their health.