Date: 09 May 2013
Mothers are in an enviable position to ensure their daughters grow up with good eating habits, self-esteem and positive body image. A large-scale study of over 5300 adolescent girls found that girls’ desire to be thin or lose weight was based in part on their perception of what their mothers wanted for them.
Top 10 to Add Intensity to Your Water Workout
25 April 2013
Can you walk in the water for 30 minutes at moderate intensity, then its time to add variety and intensity to your workout routine. If you like being in the water but get bored swimming up and down lanes, or just want to vary your routine, consider trying some pool exercises.
Stress: a factor in abdominal weight gain
02 April 2013
Stress can affect virtually any part of the body and produce physical, mental
and emotional symptoms including allergies, dizziness, headache, heart
palpitations, environmental sensitivity, impaired coordination, impaired
immunity and weight gain.
Building Healthy Gut Bacteria: Key to Weight Loss
02 April 2013
A study published in Science magazine found that mice without a protein known as toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) in their gut gain excessive weight and develop full-blown diabetes and fatty liver disease when fed a high-fat diet.
Top 10 Rewards for Achieving a Weight Loss Goal
28 March 2013
Losing 5lbs or 5 kilos on the scale is quite a challenging task. Every effort put in needs to be recognized and rewarded, so that the person in question keeps up the great work. Reward could pour in the form of cash or treatment tickets to enjoy all the effort put in.
Fish: A Nourishing Weight Loss Food
21 March 2013
Food plays a vital role in weight loss for what you consume makes up your body composition. A balanced low calorie diet should include enough protein, fat, carbohydrates and minerals, along with plenty of water.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
19 November 2012
Body shape is closely linked to self worth and self confidence. With rising incidence, obesity, seems to be becoming a complex long term problem, involving several categories of treatment- lifestyle modification (reduction of energy intake and an increase in physical activity), medication & surgical treatment.
Top 10 Tips to Manage Food Intake Post Bariatric Surgery
05 November 2012
Bariatric Surgery is the most effective treatment against obesity and is being recognized as a potentially valuable tool in the fight against diabetes related to obesity. Significant weight loss has been observed as a result of the surgery but latest study has shown an association of obesity with bone loss, with or without surgery. The more invasive the surgery heightened the bone turnover and the associated bone loss.
Bariatric Surgery: Benefits Beyond Slimming Down
25 September 2012
More than 500 million people worldwide are obese, according to the World Health Organization. Other research in the journal found that children with high levels of bisphenol A, a chemical in consumer products, were twice as likely to be obese and that some types of body fat are more dangerous than others..