Archive | August, 2013

Weight Watchers trying to cash in on desire for healthy workers

13 Aug

That’s up from 57 percent in 2009. But employers are not required to report their participation in these programs, so it is hard to gather exact data, said Harald Schmidt, a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. Weight loss programs are still a minority of those programs, he said. LuAnn Heinen, vice president of the National Business Group on Health, said the healthcare reform could create buzz and spur further implementation of employee wellness programs.
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Weight Loss With A Twist

. Exercise: Taylor says he was fairly athletic until his son was born 13 years ago, which reduced his workout time. Getting older also has gotten in the way. Ive had some knee issues, so I had to stop running, and I havent done vigorous exercise for a long time, he says. Taylor currently hits the gym twice a week to ride the elliptical machine for about 30 minutes, walks at lunch and tries to get in a long bike ride on the weekends.
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A gruelling two-hour gym workout every day. An ultra-strict diet: SADIE NICHOLAS explains why she’s an exercise addict at eight months pregnant

11 Aug

One in ten never even manage a five-minute walk: Survey reveals ‘shockingly low’ exercise levels of couch potato Brits

People who say I’m putting my needs before my baby’s welfare should focus on the expectant mums I see smoking outside the local maternity unit and those who eat for two (you actually need only an extra 200 calories a day during pregnancy and only then in the final trimester). Research shows overweight women are not only more likely to have babies who go on to be obese adults, but that excess weight gain can trigger diabetes and life-threatening pre-eclampsia, and lead to foetal abnormalities. Dr Jessamy Hibberd, a consultant psychologist who is pregnant with her second child, believes there are several reasons why modern women are increasingly distressed by the way pregnancy changes our bodies. ‘We’re used to being able to control all the elements of our lives and our figures, but during pregnancy we can’t do that,’ she says.
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Sadie Nicholas

JAM, ONE OF THE 5-A-DAY FOR SCOTS KNOWN for being the land of the deep-fried Mars bar, perhaps few of its food habits are shocking. But health experts in Scotland were still alarmed to discover that one in five in the country are piling jam on their toast each morning in the mistaken belief it counts towards their five-a-day. Despite it containing up to 66 per cent sugar and as little as a fifth fruit, jam is seen by 21 per cent of Scots as one of the daily recommended portions of fruit and vegetables, the Food Standards Authority Scotland found. More than two-thirds 68 per cent also wrongly thought a jacket potato would count.
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Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction Article and Video Released by Health News Wires

Exercise can also have a negative effect on your period. If you’re exercising excessively or obsessively, and have a lower percentage of body weight than is normal for your height (possibly from anorexia), your body could go into rescue mode. Working out takes a ton of energy, so in order for your body to keep up, it will begin to shut down unnecessary functions to use what little energy it has to keep your basic life functions going. Since menstruation is not vital to your (its purpose is to reproduce) your body will turn off the function to save energy. The good news is that usually when you begin cutting down on the exercise, and your body gets the nutrition and calories it needs, your periods should come back.
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Can Exercise Affect Your Menstrual Cycle?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter . Page 1 of 1 Exercise for anxiety and stress reduction releases endorphin that result in a euphoric runners high and increased levels of excitement while simultaneously decreasing anxiety and stress levels. Health News Wires has published an educational article and video detailing the benefits of Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Exercise for anxiety and stress reduction releases endorphins that result in a euphoric runners high and increased levels of excitement while simultaneously decreasing anxiety and stress levels. Probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in the digestive tract and several food sources, have also been found to alter brain function associated with anxiety and stress. Health News Wires has published an educational article and video detailing the benefits of Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction. Findings released by Princeton University demonstrates that exercise produces new brain cells in the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with cognitive functions like stress and anxiety.
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8 Aug

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