Globally the prevalence of obesity has seen a dramatic increase, which has prompted the World Health Organisation to label the disease a global epidemic. Increasingly research studies are showing that this epidemic has important implications for education, demonstrating lower academic achievement among obese students and in particular females. A recent study published
It's never fun having to pick at your green salad while your partner wolfs down a saucy steak and onion rings. And then three weeks later turns up his nose at your burger because he's decided to lose a few kilos. Following an eating plan together will not only make cooking easier, it will also help you make healthier choices on a daily basis, resulting in sustainable weight-loss and all-round health benefits.
Does your weight yoyo during the week, but increases over the weekend? Don’t worry , research suggests that you are perfectly normal. Dr. Brian Wansink from Cornell University, in collaboration with researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology, looked into the impact that
A research report from the University of Southern Carolina published in journal Cell Metabolism, suggests protein controls the growth hormone IGF-I, which has been linked to cancer and hence a high-protein diet during middle age could increase your risk of dying early. According to the researchers, meat and cheese lovers
Thanks to a balanced diet and daily four-mile runs Victoria Beckham is fit and fab at 39. In an interview with Allure magazine the Spice Girl-turned-fashion-powerhouse said she maintains her girlish figure by running on the treadmill at 6 am every morning and following a portion-controlled diet. While her rail-thin
Match your physical exercise for total wellbeing Cardiovascular exercise for unwinding What activities can I try? Running, cycling, fast walking, stair-climbing. What does it do? Increases the heart rate and flow of oxygen to the muscles. How can it help me to unwind? When done consistently over a period
Comparing three different meal options for a South African family of four highlights what meal is the healthiest. If you think that healthy eating is more expensive than fast food, think again. A healthier meal can be more affordable as well as quick and easy if you plan in advance.
In June 2013, the American Medical Association formally recognised obesity as a disease itself (rather than a prediction of disease). Now a new joint study, out of the University of Minnesota and the University of Richmond has found that those who understood that they were not only overweight, but had a
A new study from Loma Linda University shows that there is an association between diet type and weight, with vegetarians having a lower body mass index than non-vegetarians. This study has shown that vegetarians may not only be more likely to outlive their meat-eating counterparts, but they could also have