“I have been on a diet for two weeks and all I have lost is two weeks.” Totie Fields (1930 to 1978) Born Sophie Feldman in Hartford, Connecticut, Totie Fields was a Jewish-American comedian who started singing while still in high school, taking the stage name of Totie Fields. Fields gained fame during the 1960’s… Read More
Is Military Service a Factor in Weight Perceptions & Weight Loss Attempts?
Research Paper Title Weight Perceptions and Weight Loss Attempts: Military Service Matters. Background People who do not perceive themselves as overweight or obese are less likely to use weight loss treatments. However, little is known about weight perceptions and their association with weight loss attempts among people who have served in the military. They represent… Read More
Does Losing Weight following Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Boost The Chance of Remission?
Research Paper Title Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of Type 2 diabetes: a community‐based prospective cohort study. Background To quantify the association between behaviour change and weight loss after diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and the likelihood of remission of diabetes at 5‐year follow‐up. Methods The researchers conducted a prospective cohort study in 867… Read More
How Does Adding Sauna Sessions to your Fitness Routine Make You Healthier?
Living life in a fit and healthy body is the aspiration of many people. For so long, saunas have been known to help people trying to maintain their health. What some people may not be aware of, however, is that getting sauna sessions along with their regular fitness routine can have many health benefits. Fitness… Read More
5 Steps to Meet your Body’s Nutritional Needs & Aid your Fitness Goals
Okay, so January is nearly over, but you may still (just) be sticking to that New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting fit! If you are trying to shed weight or gain muscle, you may have heard of macronutrients – or macros for short. However, calculating how much of your calorie intake should come… Read More
Avoid Diabetes, Eat Avocados!
Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes. A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles. In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks. For the next five… Read More
Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Good Health
You cannot predict someone’s health just by looking at them. Many thin people are not as healthy or as strong as someone heavier. As measured by body mass index (BMI), some people are overweight, despite being extremely active and otherwise healthy. For example, I am 5′ 7”, just under 13 stone, and have a BMI… Read More
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