Do sugary drinks cause obesity? State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, who dismissed New York City’s proposed “soda ban,” isn’t convinced.
As Healthy Living’s Meredith Melnick reported:
Tingling made clear that the city’s Board of Health was only meant to intervene “when the City is facing eminent danger due to disease,” he wrote in the decision. “That has not been demonstrated herein.”
To us, the case is pretty clear: Sugary beverages are not just loaded...
There’s no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we’ve had to exert ourselves — often quite strenuously — to get food, find shelter and simply survive. We naturally spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun, walking, hunting, gathering, and performing various other physically-oriented tasks. We had no concept of this as “exercise” or “working out.” It was just life.
Things are different today. Most people...
Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain in Two Studies
By Roni Caryn Rabin, NY Times
Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Now scientists have handed the ban’s advocates a potent weapon: strong evidence that replacing sugared drinks with sugar-free substitutes or water really can slow weight gain in children.
Two-thirds of all American adults and one-third of children...
A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals – have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. But until now no one has understood why massage has this apparently beneficial effect.
Now researchers have found what happens to muscles when a masseur goes to work on them.
Their experiment required having people exercise to exhaustion and undergo...
Pumping weights five times a week can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by a third and if combined with aerobic exercise can curt the risk by almost 60 per cent, a study has found.
Even small amounts of weight training had an effect on type 2 diabetes, it was found, which is important for those people who cannot cope with aerobic exercise, the authors said.
However, combining both weight training and aerobic exercise gave the biggest benefits, they said.
Type 2 diabetes affects around two million people in Britain,...
“A great article on why High Intensity is Key for Both Cardio and Weight Benefits, although would not agree with their stretching protocol at the end of the document. Nonetheless a worthwhile read.”
Researchers looking to confirm the benefits of resistance training for cardiovascular fitness found that myocardial function appears to be maintained, and perhaps enhanced, by high intensity resistance training. The results, however, depend on performing the exercises to what is referred to as “muscular failure.”...
It’s an unfortunate rule of the road: take up running and there’s a good chance that injury will follow. It starts off as a minor twinge, something you think you can avoid. You try to run through it. But it morphs into grimace-inducing pain that threatens to suck up all the joy of running.
Most running injuries are due to overuse, overtraining, improper shoes or a flaw in the way the body moves. The problem is, many of us don’t know what exactly is causing the aches and pains we experience.
Dylan Crowe, a sports...
We are, on average, 3st heavier than we were in the 60s. And not because we’re eating more or exercising less – we just unwittingly became sugar addicts.
Jacques Peretti – guardian.co.uk – June 11, 2012
Up a rickety staircase at the Newarke Houses Museum in Leicester, England hangs a portrait of Britain’s first obese man, painted in 1806. Daniel Lambert weighed 53st (335kg) and was considered a medical oddity. Too heavy to work, Lambert came up with an ingenious idea: he would charge people...
Ireland ranked 10 places higher in 8th on World Obesity Stats than their FIFA rankings. That’s shocking considering the population of the country. The country needs to eat properly and get moving!!
Source: Huffington Post
“Doctors urged NOT to use the word Obese for fear of upsetting patients. Instead they should encourage people to aim for a “healthier weight”, according to new advice from an NHS watchdog.”
I wonder will the doctors be rewriting the BMI (Body Mass Index) charts now?