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June 24th, 2010 - 4:00 pm § in Exercise, obesity

It’s Time for New Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the USDA and HHS publish “dietary guidelines,” which serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs. Last week the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted a report with proposed revisions for the 2010 ones. Some hot debate has started over whether [...]

June 19th, 2010 - 7:25 pm § in Running Through My Mind

Do Dads Need an Image Makeover?

Tomorrow marks the centennial celebration of Father’s Day and I think the perception of fathers in America needs a change. I am a very lucky girl. Growing up my dad took a vested interest in everything I did. From coaching my basketball team to attending my musicals, he was always there supporting[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm § in Exercise, obesity

Obesity Rate Increases

A recent CDC survey reports that 34.7 percent of people claimed they participated in regular leisure physical activity in 2009. But, obesity rates among adults aged 20 and over is just a few percentage points above 2008 at 28%. How is that possible? Are people lying about their physical activity? Ar[...]

June 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm § in obesity

Eating What You Watch

A study published this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, says if you follow a diet based on the food advertised on television you won’t get the proper nutrients. Basically you will consume 25x the recommended amount of sugar, 20x the amount of fat and not nearly enough fru[...]

June 5th, 2010 - 12:10 pm § in Exercise

Skip Breakfast, Burn More Fat?

Results of several new studies have totally blown my mind. Apparently, exercising while your body is low on food may be a good way to trim excess fat. Usually, you are told to carbo load before a big race to fuel you muscles but scientists say if you don’t eat before you are forced to […][...]