A soft cohesive substance designed to be chewed without being swallowed, defines chewing gum. Today's chewing gum is composed of gum base, sweeteners, softeners, flavors, colors, and typically, a hard or powdered polyol coating. Here Lisa Drayer, CNN, reflects on chewing gum and weight loss: "Should you chew gum if you're trying to lose weight? Possibly, though you certainly don't have to start a gum habit if you don't already chew gum. Here's the lowdown: Chewing a stick or two … [Read more...] about Can Chewing A Stick Or Two Of Gum Help You Shed Pounds?
Coconuts grow on large palm trees known scientifically as Cocos nucifera. Despite the name, the coconut is botanically considered a fruit rather than a nut, as previously mentioned. Here Michelle Simmons, Food.news, reflects on the many health benefits of coconut oil: Image courtesy of: wuestenigel "Coconut oil – derived from mature coconut kernels – is considered a superfood, which makes it a great addition to your diet. Although it can be consumed throughout the … [Read more...] about Surprising How Coconut Oil Offers Certain Benefits When Consumed Before Bed
A feeling of exhaustion, in need of sleep or rest, describes being tired. However, the terms burnout, fatigue, exhaustion, lack of energy, weariness , are also part of the equation of being overworked. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on reasons you may be tired all the time: "Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I so tired all the time?” If the answer is yes, there are many possible reasons why you’re feeling this way. Fatigue can impact your life to the point where … [Read more...] about Why Are You Tired All Of The Time?
Exercise is performed for many reasons, maintenance or weight loss, growth, muscle building, development, increasing athletic skills, enjoyment and cardiovascular health. Here Jenn Sinrich, RD.com, reflects on workouts that burn the most calories: Image courtesy of: smilla4 "When it comes to workouts, go big or go home. That’s why we tapped hard data along with the experience of top trainers to bring you the workouts that clock the biggest, baddest burn. Fast-paced … [Read more...] about 15 Exercises To Burn The Most Calories
A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition, adequate calories, macronutrients, micronutrients, and fluid, as previously mentioned. Some nutrients can be lacking in your diet and cause an array of symptoms. This is where vitamin supplements come into play. If you are trying to lose weight, your deficiencies may have increased. Here Sergio Pedemonte, LifeHack.org, reflects on whether vitamins can help you lose weight: "Have you ever had a friend that told you they lost … [Read more...] about Can You Lose Weight By Taking Vitamins?
Diet soft drinks have been marketed as healthier than regular soft drinks, yet a growing body of evidence has suggested that artificial sweeteners may also harm your health. Past research has linked diet soda to a higher risk of diabetes, as previously mentioned. Here Baltimore.CBSLocal.com, reports on diet soda new study: "More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart … [Read more...] about Drinking Artificially Sweetened Beverages Linked To Heart Attack And Strokes, Says Study
When it comes to losing weight and being healthy does eating breakfast really matter? It seems that breakfast sets the beginning tone of the day as previously determined. Traditionally breakfast refers to breaking the ‘fasting period' of the prior night, as previously mentioned. Here Nina Avramova, CNN, reflects on a recent study contrary to weight loss advice, that shows people who eat breakfast do not slim down. "If you're trying to lose weight you've probably been told not to skip … [Read more...] about Eating Breakfast Is Likely To Make It More Difficult To Lose Weight, Says Study
In many groups the subject matter on weight reduction, centers around keeping active, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, not smoking, and drinking alcohol moderately. These seem to be positive guidelines to follow and there has been some success, when you stick to it. Here Nadja Hermann, TheGuardian.com, reflects on five dangerous 'fatlogic' myths, debunked: "As far back as I can remember, I was overweight. My parents were morbidly obese, just like three of my … [Read more...] about Is ‘Fat Logic’ Just A Problem For Fat People?
Burning calories doesn't just happen when you exercise—you burn calories every minute as your body keeps you alive, says Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., CSCS*D, associate professor and director of the applied physiology laboratory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as previously mentioned. Here Andrea Downey, Digital Health reporter, TheSun.co.uk, reflects on the struggles short girls have to lose weight: "JUST when you thought life was already unfair enough for short … [Read more...] about Surprising How People Who Are Short Find It Harder To Lose Weight
When it comes to losing weight and being healthy does eating breakfast really matter? It seems that breakfast sets the beginning tone of the day as previously determined. Traditionally breakfast refers to breaking the ‘fasting period' of the prior night. Here Jessica Brown, BBC.com, reflects on breakfast being the most significant meal of the day or perhaps something else: Image courtesy of: Ewan-M "Along with old classics like ‘carrots give you night vision’ and ‘Santa doesn’t … [Read more...] about Does Eating Breakfast Make Us Healthier And Thinner?