One of the hardest challenges of losing weight, is keeping that weight off for good. This is such a difficult feat, that only 1 in 6 people who lose weight will keep it off long-term. One reason is because as a person’s body weight decreases, so does their metabolism. In other words, as they lose [...]
As the father of a 2 year old boy, and with another newborn on the way, I am very familiar with the ‘unique’ sleeping schedules that come with being a parent. I am also familiar with no less than a dozen different theories on the best techniques to get your child sleeping through the night. [...]
Many people drink diet soda as an alternative to traditional soda in an attempt to lose weight or prevent weight gain. The benefits of maintaining a healthy weight are well known and too numerous to list, but include a lower risk of all the major causes of death in our country such as cancer, stroke, [...]
Has your neck been killing you, but you’ve been afraid to let anyone touch it because you’ve seen too many Steven Seagal movies? Well, remember that song, “The hip bone’s connected to the back bone. The back bone’s connected to the neck bone….”? Well it turns out that song your child’s been singing since kindergarten [...]
Every athlete is always looking for an extra edge, no matter which sport they play. But what that edge is exactly may can vary from sport to sport. Speed, however, is one strength that will help just about any athlete in every sport. This month the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published a study [...]
One of the most challenging aspects of losing weight is avoiding the dieting rollercoaster, where your weight yo-yos back and forth with each new fad diet that comes along. Recently the American Journal of Preventative Medicine published a study attempting to understand why this diet rollercoaster phenomenon exists…
The common saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has even more truth when trying to lose weight. But what are the best types of food to eat at breakfast to help lose weight?
Remember when your mom always had to remind you to slow down when eating, and to chew your food properly? Well, it turns out she was right in more ways than she may have known.
Researchers recently tested a theory that obese people may chew differently than others, and wanted to see if changing chewing patterns would affect food intake.
Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions each year. A recent experiment published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism looked at the effects of grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and water on food intake and weight loss…
Christmas presents aren’t the only thing we gain during the holiday season. Between the time of thanksgiving and New Year’s, and all the holidays in between, most Americans will eat more than their fill of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, sweets, pies, and more…