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Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weight

Even when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests. Over eight weeks, researchers asked 15 overweight and obese adults to focus only on cutting calories and another 21 participants to both cut calories and […]

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Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart disease

The new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides an overview of current scientific evidence suggesting that when and how often individuals eat may affect their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, as well as other cardiac and blood vessel conditions. Research has shown that adult behavioural patterns of eating meals and snacks […]

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Here’s how to improve your bone strength if you suffer from osteoporosis

Here’s how to improve your bone strength if you suffer from osteoporosis

The best prevention for bone-thinning osteoporosis begins early — during the first two decades of life, when you can most influence your peak bone mass by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and doing bone-strengthening exercise. If you are over age 20, there’s no need to be discouraged. It’s never too late to adopt bone-preserving […]

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Mindfulness is a key factor in helping people lose weight, finds study

Want to lose weight? Follow these 5 healthy habits

Often, the hardest part about losing weight isn’t about knowing what to eat. You’ve heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make those healthy choices part of your everyday routine without feeling too deprived. When you come home Where […]

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Being overweight or underweight can shorten your lifespan by four years

  The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by scientists at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, revealed that BMI that’s either too high or too low is tied to increased morbidity from a range of major diseases. Krishnan Bhaskaran, lead author of the study and associate professor of […]

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Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk, finds study

Recent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. The health measurements include body weight, systolic blood pressure (blood pressure during heartbeats), cholesterol, and blood sugar. Essentially, the investigators wanted to see whether or not high variability of these health measurements […]

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Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight loss

We’ve all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes sense: Burning more calories than we consume will lead to weight loss. But this exercise-based approach provides only short-term results. Now, researchers at Loyola University of Chicago confirm that a healthy diet, not exercise, is the […]

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