Obesity is on its way to becoming the leading cause of preventable cancer, second only to tobacco usage. According to research from the American Cancer Society, excess body weight is responsible for about 8% of all cancers in the United States, as well as about 7% of all cancer deaths. Being overweight or obese is… Continue reading Obesity Is Linked To Cancer
As we discussed last week, there are a slew of weight loss programs that promise quick results. The question is- are they long lasting? Weight loss programs can be a way to jump start a diet and learn healthy habits to encourage long term results. When deciding which may be best for you, there are… Continue reading 12 Weight Loss Programs- What Actually Works?
If you are unlucky enough to have inherited those bits of DNA called “obesity genes” a new study shows 5 exercises can help keep those predisposed pounds off. It seems you can run away from genetics after all!
In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines
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