Are Plan B and Body Weight Interconnected?

Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #obesity, #plan-b-contraceptive, #research, #weight, #women-and-girls

Declaring Curry and Samosas Enemy No. 1 to Whip the Police Into Shape

The police chief in an Indian island territory had a theory: If the boss was watching his officers’ weight, they would too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #india, #obesity, #police, #weight

Intense Exercise Could Curb Your Appetite, Study Suggests

In a study done with mice, horses and people, researchers found clues as to which types of exercise suppress appetite and why.

#exercise, #food, #obesity, #research, #stanford-university, #weight

The Sunday Read: ‘I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.’

A diet app helped writer Sam Anderson shed his extra Covid pounds — and reminded him that he was still his old self.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mobile-applications, #weight

Weight Loss Tied to a Dramatic Drop in Cancer Risk, New Study Shows

Researchers found that subjects who underwent weight loss surgery also showed a sharp decrease in their likelihood of dying from cancer.

#bariatric-surgery, #cancer, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #obesity, #research, #weight

The Doctor Prescribed an Obesity Drug. Her Insurer Called It ‘Vanity.’

Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.

#chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #novo-nordisk-a-s, #obesity, #weight

Can Protein Powders Help Aging Muscles?

Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #elderly, #exercise, #health-foods, #muscles, #weight

Do Waist Trainers Work?

Some claim the corset-like garments help wearers slim their midsections. Here’s what the experts say.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #muscles, #obesity, #weight, #women-and-girls

I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.

A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old me.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #diet-and-nutrition, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

Can Your Diet Help Prevent Dementia?

Here’s what the science says about whether your diet can counteract cognitive decline.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #animal-behavior, #dementia, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #health-foods, #longevity, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #research, #vegetables, #weight

Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists

Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.

#content-type-service, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #mobile-applications, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #federal-trade-commission, #fines-penalties, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #privacy, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Yes, Your Pets Can Also Put on Pandemic Pounds

Dogs and cats have surprised their owners by gaining weight during the coronavirus pandemic. Veterinarians blame the extra treats and table scraps.

#animal-behavior, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

Brazil, Land of the Thong, Embraces Its Heavier Self

A country known for beach bodies is confronting soaring obesity rates with new laws that enshrine protections for people who are overweight.

#anitta-singer, #brazil, #discrimination, #mendonca-marilia-1995-2021, #obesity, #recife-brazil, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #weight

A 2,700-Year-Old Figurine Revives a Weighty Mystery

A bronze statuette recovered from a river in Germany may have been part of an early Scandinavian weight system, some archaeologists believe.

#antiquity-journal, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #baltic-sea, #bronze-age, #germany, #praehistorische-zeitschrift-journal, #scandinavia, #sculpture, #weight, #your-feed-science

Looking for Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists are exploring whether the onset of diabetes may in some cases herald the existence of one of the most deadly of all cancers.

#alcoholic-beverages, #diabetes, #genetics-and-heredity, #obesity, #pancreatic-cancer, #smoking-and-tobacco, #tests-medical, #weight

What is ‘Body Neutrality’ and Can It Change Your Work Out?

The key to staying active long term may be to care less about how you look and more about how you feel.

#exercise, #weight

8 Lessons About Intuitive Eating From the Eat Well Challenge

It’s not always easy to change your eating habits, but mindfulness can help you improve the quality of your daily diet, without food restrictions.

#diet-and-nutrition, #eat-well-challenge-2022, #food, #intuitive-eating, #mindfulness, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

When Is the Best Time to Exercise?

Working out at different times of the day might have unique benefits for health, an ambitious new study in mice suggests.

#biorhythms, #cell-metabolism-journal, #diabetes, #exercise, #muscles, #weight

Try Intuitive Eating to Break the Diet Cycle

Today’s Eat Well Challenge will help you avoid the “what-the-hell” effect and tune into your body instead.

#calories, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

The Eat Well Challenge: A Guide to Reshape Your Eating Habits Without a Diet

Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.

#diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

Why Do Women Gain Belly Fat in Midlife?

And is there any way to target it through diet or exercise?

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #menopause, #weight, #women-and-girls

How to Mindfully Manage Your Food Cravings

For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.

#candy, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #potato-chips, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

If You Made New Year’s Resolutions?Don’t Give Up Yet!

Almost everyone fails at making changes, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

#alcoholic-beverages, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists, #walking, #weight

The Benefits of Working Out for Strength

It’s high time for women to reclaim the real strength behind exercise.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #muscles, #weight, #women-and-girls

Diet Culture Is Unhealthy. It’s Also Immoral.

Resolve, this year, to just say no.

#diet-and-nutrition, #philosophy, #pinker-steven, #weight

In This New Year, Can We Change More Than Ourselves?

Resolutions aren’t worth much without deeper change.

#conversation, #new-year, #weight

Diets Make You Feel Bad. Try Training Your Brain for Healthy Eating Instead.

The new Eat Well Challenge will show you how to reshape your eating habits without dieting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #brewer-judson, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #new-year, #weight

10 Lessons We’ve Learned About Eating Well

Water vs. seltzer? Can food affect the brain? We’ve rounded up useful research on diet and nutrition to stay healthy in the new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #health-foods, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #microbiology, #obesity, #vegetables, #water, #weight

What Are Your Food Resolutions for the New Year?

Join us for the Eat Well Challenge starting in January.

#content-type-service, #food, #internal-sub-only-nl, #weight

The Year in Fitness: Shorter Workouts, Greater Clarity, Longer Lives

The most vital exercise science of 2021 provided a reminder that our bodies and minds can flourish, no matter our circumstances.

#creativity, #dementia, #exercise, #medicine-and-health, #research, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #weight

Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.

#blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #estrogen, #hypertension, #nicotine, #nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #steroids, #weight

How Exercise Affects Metabolism and Weight Loss

A new analysis of data from “The Biggest Loser” highlights the complex ways the body compensates when we drop pounds.

#calories, #exercise, #muscles, #obesity, #obesity-journal, #reality-television, #weight

The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find

The research may help explain why people who are overweight and obese have been at higher risk of severe illness and death from Covid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fat-tissue, #immune-system, #obesity, #weight, #your-feed-science

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

#age-chronological, #arteriosclerosis-and-atherosclerosis, #blood-pressure, #calcium, #cholesterol, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #doctors, #heart, #obesity, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

How Exercise Affects Your Appetite

For most of us, exercise impacts our hunger and weight in unexpected and sometimes contradictory ways.

#calories, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #hormones, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #obesity, #tanya-halliday, #walking, #weight, #weight-lifting

Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk for Severe Liver Disease, New Study Finds

Obesity is a leading cause of fatty liver condition. Patients who had weight-loss surgery showed fewer signs of the disease progressing.

#bariatric-surgery, #cleveland-clinic, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #liver, #obesity, #research, #weight, #your-feed-healthcare

What Is HIIT and How Does the Training Benefit Your Health?

What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #heart, #longevity, #muscles, #weight

Body Shaming Dressed Up as a Fitness Goal

When women are urged to change their bodies to perform, is it really about aesthetics?

#athletics-and-sports, #body-shaming, #dexa-scans, #eating-disorders, #internal-sub-only-nl, #track-and-field, #university-of-oregon, #weight, #women-and-girls

Testosterone Levels: Can Specific Foods or Diets Boost Them?

What you eat or drink may affect levels of the male sex hormone, but whether a diet can increase libido or energy depends on many things.

#calories, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fatigue, #obesity, #testosterone, #veganism, #weight

Should You Get a Microbiome Test?

Companies can tell you the kinds of microbes that live in your gut, but the results may not help you lose weight or fend off disease.

#bacteria, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #genetics-and-heredity, #microbiology, #obesity, #weight

How Cutting Out a Little Salt Can Have Benefits for Health and Blood Pressure

For many, reducing sodium in the diet even modestly can have an outsize impact on lowering blood pressure.

#blood-pressure, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #heart, #salt, #weight

Fat Bear Week Winner: Otis Takes Title for 4th Time

The brown bear was named the winner of the annual contest in which people vote for their favorite chunky bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

#alaska, #bears, #fat-bear-week, #hibernation, #katmai-national-park-alaska, #weight

Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss for a Longer Life

People typically lower their risks of heart disease and premature death far more by gaining fitness than by dropping weight.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #exercise, #heart, #iscience-journal, #longevity, #obesity, #weight

Can a Low-Carb Diet Help Your Heart Health?

Overweight people who ate fewer carbohydrates and increased their fat intake had significant improvements in their cardiovascular disease risk factors.

#american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #carbohydrates, #cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #fiber-dietary, #food, #heart, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #weight

Why Exercise Alone Isn’t Enough to Lose Weight

Our bodies compensate for at least a quarter of the calories we expend during exercise, undermining our best efforts to lose weight by working out.

#calories, #current-biology-journal, #exercise, #weight

Eating After You Exercise May Provide Added Fat-Burning Benefits

Cyclists who had pedaled on an empty stomach incinerated about twice as much fat as those who had consumed a shake first.

#exercise, #fasting, #insulin, #muscles, #weight

Breaking Down the ‘Wellness-Industrial Complex,’ an Episode at a Time

The “Maintenance Phase” podcast interrogates the science behind health food trends, fad diets and popular nutritional advice.

#diet-and-nutrition, #gordon-aubrey-podcast-host, #hobbes-michael, #maintenance-phase-radio-program, #obesity, #podcasts, #weight

Overweight Adults Should Be Screened for Diabetes at 35, Experts Say

Nearly one in seven Americans now has diabetes, a record rate. The condition also raises the risk of severe illness after coronavirus infection.

#black-people, #diabetes, #hispanic-americans, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #obesity, #united-states, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #weight, #your-feed-science, #youth

5 Diet and Lifestyle Measures to Ward Off Heartburn

Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #heartburn, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight