Dieters appear to do better if they have either a “coach” or intensive weight-loss counseling, two different studies suggest. Even if that coach helps out by phone, with no face-to-face contact, it can translate to more weight loss, the experts found. Either approach results in more weight loss than going solo. The studies will be presented this
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New year, same old resolutions. If 2014 marks the start of another year of attempted weight loss for you, set yourself up for success, and learn how to set the right kind of weight-loss goals. After all, one reason why so many dieters abandon their resolutions so quickly is because they often have unreasonable expectations
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Exercise seems easy enough. Throw on some running shoes or hop on a bike and off you go. However, to get the most out of a workout there’s one more thing you need to know: your target heart rate. Target Heart Rate: Setting Your Pace While it may be tempting to take an easy stroll around
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MONDAY, August 5, 2013 (MedPage Today) — Preschoolers who consumed sugary drinks were more likely to gain excess weight and run the risk of being obese compared with non-drinkers, researchers found. Among 4- and 5-year-olds, a higher rate of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption was associated with higher body mass index while a higher odds ratio for obesity was seen
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We don’t always eat because we’re hungry. We eat for a number of different reasons, including external cues such as the sight or smell of food. “It’s been suggested that we make somewhere close to 200 eating decisions a day,” says Edward Abramson, PhD, a clinical psychologist in San Francisco and author of the new
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Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more and get in better shape. Many people start January with high hopes of big success, yet by March find themselves struggling to get to the gym and watching their home treadmill collect dust. What happened in the intervening weeks? A simple thing called, “exercise burnout,”
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The stadiums that will soon host the likes of Serena Williams and Roger Federer in the U.S. Open opened their courts to a smaller set of players on Saturday. Children and their families flocked to Queens to take part in the 18th annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, where they heard First Lady Michelle Obama encourage them
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