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Weight Issues and Children

  • Posted on: 30 April 2010
  • By: jleff

As a parent who has always struggled with weight issues, what, if anything, can I do to help my children avoid a constant battle with their weight?

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Post Bariatric Surgery Diet

  • Posted on: 23 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I had bariatric surgery four months ago. I eat lots of protein, but my hair is falling out, and I don't have room for vegetables and fruit. However, I do take a liquid vitamin and calcium. What type of foods should I be eating?

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Dynamic Circuit Training for Weight Loss

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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When many people decide they want to lose weight, they typically turn to cardio or aerobic training, but there's another option—circuit training—for those who don't enjoy running on a treadmill or cycling indoors.
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When many people decide they want to lose weight, they typically turn to cardio or aerobic training, but there's another option—circuit training—for those who don't enjoy running on a treadmill or cycling indoors.

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The mission of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is to get people moving.

 

by Pete McCall, MS, CSCS, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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The percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may be on the decline, a new study suggests.
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The percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may be on the decline, a new study suggests.

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TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The percentage of overweight babies in poor families in the United States may be on the decline, a new study suggests.

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Does Knowing Calories in Fast-Foods Help People Make Healthier Choices?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Does it help to know that a double quarter-pounder with cheese delivers 740 calories? Probably not, a new study suggests.
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Does it help to know that a double quarter-pounder with cheese delivers 740 calories? Probably not, a new study suggests.

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MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Does it help to know that a double quarter-pounder with cheese delivers 740 calories? Probably not, a new study suggests.

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Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Obese patients who swallowed balloon capsules that helped them eat less lost an average of 15 pounds, roughly two times more weight than patients who just dieted and exercised, researchers report.
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Obese patients who swallowed balloon capsules that helped them eat less lost an average of 15 pounds, roughly two times more weight than patients who just dieted and exercised, researchers report.

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FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Obese patients who swallowed balloon capsules that helped them eat less lost an average of 15 pounds, roughly two times more weight than patients who just dieted and exercised, researchers report.

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More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News)—More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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When Soda Makers Fund Studies, Links to Obesity Weaken

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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If you come across a study claiming that sugary drinks don't cause obesity or diabetes, check to see who's paid for the research.
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If you come across a study claiming that sugary drinks don't cause obesity or diabetes, check to see who's paid for the research.

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MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News)—If you come across a study claiming that sugary drinks don't cause obesity or diabetes, check to see who's paid for the research.

Most likely the study has financial ties to the beverage industry, according to a new review of the scientific evidence.

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More Evidence Links Obesity to Liver Cancer

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.
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Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

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FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

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Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Encouraging more young people to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as lean proteins and whole grains while limiting sugar, red meat and processed foods could have a positive long-term effect on obesity rates, investigators found.
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Encouraging more young people to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as lean proteins and whole grains while limiting sugar, red meat and processed foods could have a positive long-term effect on obesity rates, investigators found.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Teens who eat right may gain less weight later on, researchers report.

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