weight loss

Weight loss: How exercise tells the brain to eat less

Polls and Trends Commentary: I figured there was a stronger connection between exercise and weight loss. Yes, weight loss for most people over 40 is probably at least 75 to 90 percent diet-dependent. However, exercise apparently not only burns calories but can help reduce our appetite...

Weight loss: Is it 75-90 percent diet?

Obviously, most people lose weight by implementing a combination of dietary and exercise regimens. However, is watching your diet of greater consequence than physical activity when wanting to shed pounds? Hence, is it more detrimental to splurge on a diet day than stay in bed and...

Is it possible to lose a pound a day?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it may sometimes seem like a time-consuming process. In fact, it often takes weeks, months, or even years to achieve your long-term weight loss goals. For this reason, you may wonder whether there are ways you can lose weight more...

Bananas: Weight loss benefits confirmed

When the time comes to get in shape and burn off some stomach fat, picking the right foods to incorporate into your weight loss regimen proves crucial. Even if an item appears healthy on the surface, it might hold some nutritional secrets that hamper weight loss...

BMI calculator metric: Woefully outdated and flawed

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, body mass index (BMI) is a trendy topic these days. Some states are including BMI, along with age and pre-existing health conditions, as an early qualifier for receiving the vaccine because obesity has been connected to more severe cases...

Pandemic weight gain: The average American has added how much?

Most of us have heard of the expression Freshman 15, an arbitrary estimate of weight gained by first year college students who, while on campus, are believed to increase their alcohol intake and indulge in fat and carbohydrate-rich food from university cafeterias and nearby restaurants. (In...

Men: 6 reasons you’ve suddenly gained weight

Sometimes, you don't have to think too hard about why you picked up a few extra pounds. Like all those "special occasions" (hey, it's Tuesday night!) that involve special-occasion foods like wings and brownies. Or a crushing workload at the office or at home that doesn't...

Walk This Much Every Day to Burn More Fat, Says Top Doctor

If walking is your exercise of choice, here's how far you need to go. Contrary to what many hardcore gym-goers believe, walking is indeed a worthwhile way to exercise and stay healthy. According to the leading experts, walking is an excellent way to keep your weight in...

What is the average daily number of steps, and how can I increase them?

Although there are no strict rules about how many steps per day a person needs, staying active and making efforts to increase their average step count per day may help people reach their health and fitness goals. Using step trackers, smartphone apps, and other fitness-friendly devices...