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Physical Activity Definitions Broadened to Include Daily Activities

Even moderate types of exercise provide health benefits. For that reason, a state-based survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time includes a broader definition of physical activity. The survey provides a more comprehensive picture of Americans? daily lifestyles and includes physical activity measures such as gardening, vacuuming, […]

The Best Life Diet by Bob Greene

Losing weight is not that complicated. Eat fewer calories than you burn and the pounds will drop off, your clothes will loosen up, and you’ll see a lower number on the scale. It’s that simple. Only it never really is that simple. Bob Greene Bob Greene attempts to make dieting a little simpler for all […]

YOU: On a Diet by Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Roizen

No doubt you’ve heard of Drs. Roizen and Oz, two of Oprah’s favorite guests. The doctors have shocked and awed us with real – on the table – examples of healthy vs. unhealthy internal organs, leaving it clear as to what our lifestyle choices do to our bodies. They’ve shown us what a healthy heart […]

More Studies Link Lack of Sleep to Overweight

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research As the numbers of obese continue to rise, researchers are exploring the possible connection between obesity and how too many of us -both adults and children- are getting too little sleep. A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association observed that a […]

Nutrisystem

Following a nutritious and balanced diet can take time and dedication to prepare menus, shop, cook, and stick to it. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would do it all for you? Several diet programs can do just that. They will prepare your menus, cook the food, and ship it to you. All you need […]

Light, Lite, Low? What do the nutrition labels mean?

Food labels may claim the item is light, lite, or low in sugars or fats. What does this mean? The FDA has established guidelines for nutrient descriptives so that manufacturers claims will have meaning. Below are the current FDA guidelines: Sugar Sugar free: less than 0.5 grams (g) per serving No added sugar, Without added […]

How Long to Cook Whole Grains

According to the new USDA Pyramid, we should get at least half of our daily grains in the form of whole grains instead of refined. Many whole grains are a mystery to us because we’re just not that used to them. Some take a very long time to cook, so if you don’t prepare in […]

Cabbage Soup Diet

The premise of this diet is that your body burns more calories digesting this soup than it contains. This is a myth! You will probably lose weight with this diet, because it is extremely low in calories. However, most of weight loss will be water or lean mass, and you will regain it quickly. The […]

Dean Ornish Plan

Dr. Dean Ornish has been promoting his diet for many years. His primary goal was to help reduce heart disease, and weight loss seemed to be a perk to his plan. The Ornish program promotes a vegetarian lifestyle, includes 10% fat, recommends stress management and exercise as part of this lifestyle change. The diet can […]