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Is my job making me fat?

According to a report from the University of Montreal, office-workers have become less active over the last three decades. This decreased activity may partly explain the rise in obesity. The findings are published in the early online edition of Preventive Medicine, To … Continue reading

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Is being a ‘weekend warrior’ bad for your health?

(PhysOrg.com) — Work and family obligations keep many people from exercising on a regular basis. But working out only once a week or less puts you at risk of injury. Jeffrey Spang, MD, an expert at the University of North … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding small babies can set them up for a life of heart disease and obesity

At least 20% of adult obesity is caused by over-feeding in infancy, study reports. The study, lead by Prof. Singhal (MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre at the Institute of Child Health in London) soon to be published in the American Journal of … Continue reading

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Does sitting on an exercise ball help in good body posture?

Sitting on an exercise ball burns more energy than sitting on an office chair, but no evidence is still available that it improves posture. In addition, the extra caloric expenditure is minimal — roughly 30 extra calories in a typical workday. In … Continue reading

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Nutrition and medicine

A notorious absence of nutrition knowledge exists among American doctors. According to Dr. Chen, “Research has increasingly pointed to a link between the nutritional status of Americans and the chronic diseases that plague them. Between the growing list of diet-related … Continue reading

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Making own meals does not necessarily mean better diet quality

In a study of 2,800 Australians between the ages of 26 and 36, researchers found little evidence that those who typically helped prepare the main meal on a workday had more healthful diets than those who left the cooking to … Continue reading

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On Calories and Cheating

Don’t say “no.” Say “See you on Sunday.” “Cheating should be planned and deliberate,” says Ann Kulze, MD, author of Dr. Ann’s 10-Step Diet: A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality (Top Ten Wellness and Fitness, 2004). “Avoiding … Continue reading

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CDC report: Adults eating less fruit, not enough veggies

According to an article of The Washington Post, a new government report from the  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Americans still don’t eat vegetables often enough. Not only that, but fruit consumption is dropping a little. According to the … Continue reading

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On Depression, Anti-Depressants, and Jane’s Crazy Stressful Life.

So Jane goes to the doctor. The following is thier dialogue: I’ve been feeling very tired and sad. For how long? On and off for the past seven months. Have you been experiencing any other physical symptoms? I wake up … Continue reading

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Occupational Sedentariness: A fancy name for “I’m trapped in my chair and I can’t get up!”.

People call me crazy — some even call me ridiculous.  Why? Because I workout while I’m sitting at my desk. I use Flow, a software program I invented myself.  Every hour, my “virtual coach” pops into my computer screen to guide … Continue reading

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