Acceptable Body Measurements


Listening to health professionals of all walks of life, one would think an average person was morbidly obese, failing to achieve any measure of health, each and every one of us the epitome of laziness and sloth. Throughout the years, I've done quite a bit of research on health, meaning exercise, fitness, eating, low carb, … Continue reading Acceptable Body Measurements

Healthy Thursday: Setting Realistic Goals


  We all want to be healthy, getting to a decent BMI (body mass index), so we can feel better, walk more, enjoy life. Setting realistic goals is the key to keeping your interest in eating healthy and exercising.  Read more about healthy BMI here, http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus#moreWTH. A healthy BMI is one tool doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Setting Realistic Goals

Heavy? You may live three to 10 years less


overweight Extra pounds as bad for health as lifetime of smoking, large study says Being obese can take years off your life and in some cases may be as dangerous as smoking, a new study says.   British researchers at the University of Oxford analyzed 57 studies mostly in Europe and North America, following nearly … Continue reading Heavy? You may live three to 10 years less

Mental Decline Faster for Fatter Men, Not Women


Elderly Great news for those losing weight! NO mental decline. Men in their 70s who are carrying more fat on their frames have a sharper decline in mental function over time than their slimmer peers, according to a new study in the Archives of Neurology.   But for women, there was no link between excess … Continue reading Mental Decline Faster for Fatter Men, Not Women

Latest Study: More Americans Obese Than Previously Thought


body mass index chart Study shows 34% are obese and 32% overweight, per the numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics . As science has proven, being overweight or obese raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis and other conditions, more and more Americans are growing around the middle. Alarmingly, … Continue reading Latest Study: More Americans Obese Than Previously Thought

Study finds another reason to slim your belly


A big waist better indicator of stroke risk than overall weight   large waist circumference, which is known to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, may also raise the risk of stroke or mini-stroke, researchers from Germany report.   A large waistline seems to be a better indicator of a person’s risk for suffering a … Continue reading Study finds another reason to slim your belly