A recent survey of adolescents in weight-loss programs has revealed that many overweight teenagers get teased or bullied. Of the participants, apparently 64 percent were bullied or teased and while most of the bullying came from peers, some of them even reported bullying from parents, teachers and coaches.
A new study suggests that people who count calories while picking up their food are more likely to get help from menus that say how far you have to walk to burn off your favorite foods. According to the study, people are more likely to choose a healthier food items if the menu states how much it is going to take them to burn the calories contained in that particular food, instead of the label having only details on calorie intake or no nutritional information.
Everyone is trying hard to be in their best shape during this festive season. People are cutting down on fatty food, going for a jog and trying out crash diets. However, have you tried staying away from your car to lose those extra pounds? It may sound weird, but it is apparently true. A new study by researchers from University of Illinois suggests that automobile travel and calorie intake per day on a daily basis, both are related to body weight. And a reduction in one, even by a small amount, can bring down people's BMI.
So you are you are heading to the gym everyday and sweating it out to lose those extra pounds you hate on yourself. Researchers say, you might as well want to do so before breakfast, to get the best results. A new study suggests that working out or exercising before breakfast will bring quicker results than doing so after eating the first meal of the day. According to the British study, exercising on an empty stomach burns more body fat, eventually helping people lose inches around the waist. Apart from that, an added health benefit is that this also triggers a bigger reduction in artery-clogging blood fats, Mail Online reports.
A research conducted by them on animals shows that the longer mice remained overweight, the more "irreversible" obesity became. Long periods of remaining overweight earlier in life caused the body of the mice to reset its "normal" weight to become permanently elevated, thus remaining overweight. While the dieting works initially to lose pounds, the body soon tries to reach the usual weight, which is already set to being overweight.
Drop that burger right when you are full! A new research gives insight on how overeating could cause a malfunction in brain insulin, leading to obesity and diabetes.
A new study suggests that obese and overweight children are much more likely to take prescription medicines, when compared to children of normal weight.
Social marketing is surely a good motivator for people, in almost all respects. This tool, apparently, can also be helpful in motivating people to participate and indulge in regular physical activity, a new study has found.
Being obese, apart from bringing health complications, also affects a person mentally, by lowering their self-esteem, making them alienate themselves socially and bringing bodily dissatisfaction, etc.
A new study reveals that teenagers who love games like Wii Sports and Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) could be reaching their recommended levels of physical activity better than those who do not indulge in such games.