In a previous post I talked about how too little sleep may be the missing piece in the puzzle for weight loss. Especially if you've tried everything else. So the opposite may sound like the answer. Get all the sleep you can, and poof, the weight will come off. Makes some sense. At least while… Continue reading Sleeping Too Much Causes Weight Gain
Being overweight can affect your heart, lungs, joints, and cause diabetes and strokes, just to name a few areas of concern. Now we're learning it can be bad for your brain, too. Recent research offers a stunning new possibility that brain injury may be a consequence of eating a typical American diet high in fats.… Continue reading Being Overweight Can Impact Brain Function
Genes influence every aspect of human physiology, development, and adaptation. Obesity is no exception. Yet relatively little is known regarding the specific genes that contribute to obesity and the scale of so-called “genetic environment interactions” - the complex interplay between our genetic makeup and our life experiences. Does genetics play a role in obesity? Obesity… Continue reading How Much Does Genetics Impact Weight?
Obesity has risen exponentially in developed nations like the United States and the United Kingdom and has become a public health problem in most nations. Did you know that 75% of the American population is likely to be overweight and obese by 2020? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36% of American… Continue reading Obesity And Fast Food
For many, excess weight is a lifetime battle. The extra weight is about much more than just your clothing size or how you look. It can seriously affect your health. Your whole body feels it, from your joints to your heart, lungs, kidneys, sugar and lipid levels, as well as a whole host of other systems. Obesity… Continue reading Weight and Your Health