The Best Type of Exercise? A Blood Test Holds Clues

Researchers are studying the proteins in blood to learn why some of us respond to certain forms of exercise better than others.

#exercise, #longevity, #weight

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How to Build Healthy Habits

It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our new challenge will show you how.

#exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #psychology-and-psychologists, #weight, #yoga

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As Covid Lockdowns End, Diet and Wellness Profiteers Move In

Don’t let the weight-loss industry shame you into thinking “back to normal” means a return to intermittent fasting and appetite suppressant lollipops.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #weight, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Metabolic Health

Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diabetologia-journal, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #heart, #weight

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I Feel Great About My Neck

It took me to my mid-40s to learn not to depend on anyone else’s approval of my appearance.

#metoo-movement, #beauty-concept, #ephron-nora, #neck, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Is B.M.I. a Scam?

It can be a helpful health measure for large groups of people, but it won’t tell you much about yourself.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #weight

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New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.

#bariatric-surgery, #chronic-condition-health, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #novo-nordisk-a-s, #obesity, #obesity-journal, #research, #weight

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Diet Companies See Gains as Americans Try to Drop Pandemic Pounds

In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight.

#diet-and-nutrition, #food, #medifast-inc, #noom, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

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Post-Covid, the Weight Loss Industry Wants You to Diet

Don’t worry about the “quarantine 15” or pay for expensive diet products. Take small steps and make healthier choices instead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Earlier Diabetes Onset Could Raise Dementia Risk

The younger the age at diagnosis for Type 2 diabetes, the higher the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia years later.

#alzheimers-disease, #children-and-childhood, #dementia, #diabetes, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #obesity, #weight

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Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

Here’s what parents need to know.

#anorexia-nervosa, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight

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It’s OK Our Bodies Have Changed During the Pandemic

The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It’s OK.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Gearing Up for the ‘New Normal’

In “The New Normal,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton explores the mental health repercussions of the pandemic and ways to rebuild our overall health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Lena Dunham Debuts Plus-Sized Clothing Line

The actor-writer-director-controversy creator is back with a new project: a plus-size clothing line. The whole body positivity thing? She has thoughts.

#11-honore-inc, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresses, #dunham-lena, #fashion-and-apparel, #social-media, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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Action Bronson, Eater by Trade, Finds a New Craving: Fitness

The rapper, chef and TV host has shed 130 pounds during the pandemic, dieting and exercising with the same intensity he once brought to the table.

#_____-thats-delicious-tv-program, #action-bronson-1983, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #east-rutherford-nj, #exercise, #food, #weight

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‘How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows

Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #obesity, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight

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How Much Weight Did We Gain During Lockdowns? 2 Pounds a Month, Study Hints

Many Americans know they’ve put on weight during the pandemic, but it’s been difficult for experts to detail the scope of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #jama-network-open, #quarantines, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

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A Changing Gut Microbiome May Predict How Well You Age

People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.

#bacteria, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #immune-system, #microbiology, #weight

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Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Personal Health Wake-Up Call

Too many Americans fail to take measures to combat obesity, the second leading risk factor for death from Covid-19.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #obesity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Severe Obesity Raises Risk of Covid-19 Hospitalization and Death, Study Finds

A large new study has confirmed an association between obesity and patient outcomes among people who contract the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #obesity, #weight, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Vaccine and BMI? Yes You Should Get Vaccinated.

A body mass index, or B.M.I., that indicates a risk for obesity can qualify someone for the Covid-19 vaccine, even if the measurement is outdated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harvard-medical-school, #obesity, #stanford-fatima-cody, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight, #your-feed-selfcare

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Exercise vs. Diet? What Children of the Amazon Can Teach Us About Weight Gain

What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.

#calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #indigenous-people, #obesity, #weight

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Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

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Semaglutide Brings Significant Weight Loss in Obese Patients

In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average.

#clinical-trials, #diabetes, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #northwestern-university, #novo-nordisk-a-s, #obesity, #weight

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Baking as a Mindful Break From Zoom School

How making healthful treats helped me enjoy desserts again.

#content-type-service, #desserts, #grain, #sugar, #weight, #women-and-girls

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The Best Time of Day to Exercise

Men at risk for diabetes had greater blood sugar control and lost more belly fat when they exercised in the afternoon than in the morning.

#biorhythms, #diabetes, #exercise, #obesity, #physiological-reports, #sleep, #weight

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There’s No Easy Fix for Children’s Weight Gain

Experts advise families to avoid blaming themselves and to look for opportunities to congratulate children for healthy behaviors and good decisions.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #families-and-family-life, #food-insecurity, #income-inequality, #obesity, #weight

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The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #running, #walking, #weight

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Should You Worry About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain?

Think of body changes as something to be curious about, not a problem to be solved.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Why Is a Woman’s Body Always in Question?

“As a child, I thought that it was a bad thing to be born a woman, because that body clearly limited your liberties.”

#brazil, #documentary-films-and-programs, #elderly, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #menopause, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vagina, #weight, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Carne

Five women share the experience of being treated less like a person than like a body — like flesh.

#black-people, #brazil, #elderly, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #menopause, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health

A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #health-foods, #heart, #microbiology, #nature-medicine-journal, #obesity, #research, #vegetables, #weight

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Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #new-year, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weight

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To Create a Healthy Habit, Find an Accountability Buddy

Whether it’s a person or an app that sends us reminders, we make better choices when we’re being watched (even by ourselves.)

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #meditation, #mobile-applications, #obesity, #social-media, #wearable-computing, #weight

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.

#agriculture-department, #alcoholic-beverages, #breastfeeding, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #men-and-boys, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Nancye Radmin, Pioneer of Plus-Size Fashion, Is Dead at 82

The Forgotten Woman boutique, which she opened in 1977, spoke directly to the nascent idea of body acceptance. It soon became a chain.

#deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #nancye-radmin, #shopping-and-retail, #the-forgotten-woman, #weight, #women-and-girls

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‘I Wouldn’t Have Known That My Mom Had Gone Through Menopause’

Why are we so unprepared for one of life’s inevitable transitions?

#anxiety-and-stress, #documentary-films-and-programs, #england, #estrogen, #hormones, #menopause, #vagina, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Comfort Eating for Parents During the Pandemic

For parents like me, it’s sushi in my car for 15 blissful minutes — and here’s why that’s OK.

#eating-disorders, #food, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #sushi, #weight

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Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Need

The retail giant claims that its health product is extremely precise at scanning body fat. I found otherwise.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #fitbit, #mobile-applications, #obesity, #watches-and-clocks, #wearable-computing, #weight

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Exercise for Weight Loss: Aim for 300 Minutes a Week

Overweight men and women who exercised six days a week lost weight; those who worked out twice a week did not.

#calories, #exercise, #hormones, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #university-of-kentucky, #weight

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Yes, Many of Us Are Stress-Eating and Gaining Weight in the Pandemic

A global study confirms that during the pandemic, many of us ate more junk food, exercised less, were more anxious and got less sleep.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #obesity, #sleep, #weight

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Leave Fat Kids Alone

The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.

#children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #obesity, #parenting, #united-states, #weight

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Ashley Graham Talks Breastfeeding, Postpartum Hair Loss and Her Best Beauty Hack

How the supermodel is adjusting to a new normal beauty routine.

#breastfeeding, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #exercise, #graham-ashley-1987, #hair, #skin, #weight

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.

#elson-karen, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #the-red-flame-book, #weight, #your-feed-fashion

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Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19

Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #disease-rates, #fat-tissue, #great-britain, #international-journal-of-obesity, #obesity, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

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Where You Carry Body Fat May Affect How Long You Live

Extra weight in some places may lower your risk of dying prematurely.

#deaths-fatalities, #weight

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Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19

People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting

A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.

#calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #fasting, #food, #muscles, #obesity, #weight

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #medicine-and-health, #obesity, #surgery-and-surgeons, #weight

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