Diet & Fitness
Salt Intake Tied To Higher Blood Pressure In Kids
September 17 2012 10:29 AM EDT
Researchers found that for every 1,000 mg of extra sodium in the children's diets, there was a one-point rise increase in blood pressure.
New York Bans Sugary Drinks At Restaurants, Movie, Broadway Theaters
September 14 2012 4:11 AM EDT
In a move aimed at curbing obesity, New York City has banned the sale of sugary drinks and supersized sodas in establishments that come with food-service license.
Organic Food No More Nutritious Than Non-organic: Study
September 04 2012 9:07 AM EDT
Researchers found there was no difference in the amount of vitamins in plant or animal products produced organically and conventionally - and the only nutrient difference was slightly more phosphorous in the organic products.
Organic Foods: Top 3 Myths Busted; US Study Links Healthy Eating To Judicious Food Choices
September 04 2012 7:26 AM EDT
Organic foods are as good as conventionally grown foods except for the lower level of pesticides in food items. However, pesticide levels in conventional foods are within permissible limits, according to a new study conducted by the Stanford University.
Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson Criticizes Women Who Do Not Lose Baby Weight Immediately
August 29 2012 11:48 AM EDT
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, who has whipped Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow into shape, believes women who do not lose the baby weight are only using their children as an excuse and are simply lazy
Fight Against Brown Bananas With Crab Shell Compound
August 22 2012 3:24 PM EDT
A spritz of "hydrogel" coating turns out to keep bananas fresher longer, scientists claim.
Obesity Makes You Dumber Sooner: Study
August 21 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Obesity, high blood pressure and other metabolic problems fuel a faster loss of cognitive ability than normal weight people, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. The results add a new layer to the already ubiquitous risks involved with being overweight, and dispels the belief being overweight sans metabolic risk factors is the same as being normal weight.
One-on-one Training Studios Take Fitness Personally
August 20 2012 10:05 AM EDT
In 1999, 4 million Americans were using personal trainers, but now the number hovers around 6.5 million.
U.S. Kids Downing More Diet Drinks
August 16 2012 10:15 AM EDT
Researchers found that by 2008, 12.5 percent of children were drinking artificially-sweetened beverages. That was up from six percent a decade earlier.
FDA Warns Hershey Over Chocolate Syrup Labeling
August 15 2012 9:09 AM EDT
In a warning letter to the company sent in February but made public on Tuesday, the FDA said the labels on Hershey's Syrup+Calcium and its Syrup Sugar Free with Vitamin & Mineral Fortification violate federal law.
First Lady Michelle Obama Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas on 'Tonight' Show For Eating McDonald's
August 14 2012 12:47 PM EDT
Michelle Obama teased U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas during her appearance on the Jay leno Show, for eating fast food from McDonald's.
Jessica Simpson, Kendra Wilkinson And Other Celebs Paid To Lose Baby Weight
July 07 2012 2:23 PM EDT
Jessica Simpson's deal with Weight Watchers is part of a growing trend in which celebs are cashing in on their weight loss goals. This is particularly true of new moms.
Personal Trainer Drew Manning Gains 70 Pounds, Then Loses It - In A Year
June 05 2012 5:07 PM EDT
Drew Manning made himself obese to prove a point, and teach himself a lesson. The personal trainer gained over 70 pounds in six months as an experiment, to see what it takes to lose that sort of weight, while also putting himself in his clients' shoes.
?Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition? Offers Vital Tips For Those Fighting An Uphill Battle
June 04 2012 12:28 PM EDT
Obesity is a national epidemic. ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition aims to help people combat obesity by directly helping those who are fighting the uphill battle. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell offers his weight loss tips for a healthier, happier life.
Forskolin Supplement: 5 Reasons The Dr. Oz-Approved Supplement Can Blast Belly Fat
April 21 2012 8:39 PM EDT
Beach season is right around the corner and many are looking for some weight loss option to help burn those last few pounds left over from the holiday festivities. Most recently, Dr. Oz promoted a supplement called forskolin to blast belly fat. Here are five reasons why the natural supplement can work for you.
McDonald Employee Marvin Washington Jr. Arrested For Spitting In Customer's Iced Tea
April 20 2012 5:10 AM EDT
A customer's worst nightmare came true when a South Carolina McDonald's employee allegedly spit into cups of iced tea that were returned by the customers since they were not sweet enough. The sickening event took place when a mother and a daughter visited McDonald's on Main Street over the weekend and picked up two iced teas from the drive-through, according to Associated Press.
Zumba Fitness: Making Exercise Fun
April 20 2012 1:31 AM EDT
Getting workout drilled into your daily routine is no doubt challenging, leaving you hung up with a hundred excuses not to do it. When it is fun, you’re more likely to find enjoyment in it.
The K-E Diet: New Trend Uses Feeding Tubes For Rapid Weight Loss, How Far Is Too Far To Shed The Pounds?
April 16 2012 10:25 AM EDT
The newest trend in extreme dieting, The K-E Diet, is gaining momentum in terms of popularity, namely with brides-to-be, as the diet boasts anywhere from a 10-20 pound rapid weight loss in as little as 10 days through the use of a feeding tube. But how far is too far when it comes to shedding the pounds?
Obesity in America: Healthcare Costs Double Previous Estimates
April 09 2012 1:23 PM EDT
Healthcare costs related to obesity total more than $190 billion is spent annually - - more than double previous estimates, according to a new study.
Study: Red Wine, Blueberries, Passion Fruit Aid In Weight Loss
April 07 2012 1:49 AM EDT
A new study from Purdue University has discovered the presence of piceatannoI in red wine that has the potential to interfere with fat cell development in the human body. PiceatannoI is a compound found in grapes, blueberries and passion fruit with a structural property similar to the much known resveratrol. The study is seen as a forerunner for anti-obesity measures