With global rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes now rising at such breakneck pace, that understanding has become ever more crucial. “I think it's become much worse than I ever thought it would”, Zimmet says. “It's like a rolling stone.”
Paul Zimmet is Foundation Director of the International Diabetes Institute, and Professor of Diabetes at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, and at the Graduate School of Public Health of the University…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 30, 2007 at 8:31pm — No Comments
According to a study by the Boston University School of Public Health, women, particularly Black and Chinese women, who regularly eat foods with a high-glycemic index, have a greater chance of developing diabetes.
US Black Women Study:
The study examined data from 40,078 U.S. black women who filled out a food questionnaire in 1995, and thereafter, every two years until 2003. The results showed that women who ate high-glycemic index…Continue
As the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased in the United States, so have related health care costs--both direct and indirect—due to it.
Direct health care costs refer to preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services (for example, physician visits, medications, and hospital and nursing home care). Indirect costs are the value of wages lost by people unable to work because of illness or disability, as well as the value of future earnings…Continue
The inescapable and implacable relationship between food, weight, and exercise, cannot be stressed enough. Those issues are directly related to the goals and issues of weight loss, overweight, obesity, and healthy living.
Even though this poll might be specious or dubious as to its participant’s answers, the fact of the matter is that everybody knows that regular exercise is crucial to daily life?
Added by Lisa Newton on November 27, 2007 at 6:53pm — No Comments
During this holiday season of shopping, I’ve got wonderful news for you!
Guess what? If you don’t like any form of individual or group exercise, and want to gain some cardiovascular and physical fitness—you can make a trip to the mall a workout.
For starters, you can:
How much food do you think you can eat that is within 1300 calories?
Guess what, a lot! Based on my own personal goal, which I wrote about previously, of losing 15 pounds by the end of the year, another 2lbs bites the dust, and I’m feeling really good.
Now, when I put on a pair of pants, the waist is perfect. At this rate, I will meet my objective. What an excellent Christmas present, for myself!!!
An example of…Continue
Recently, I joined another social network, NaBloPoMo, which stands for National Blog Posting Month. The focus is for its participating members to write a blog post each day for the month of November. Although I missed the November 1 st start date, I’m going to put my own start date as of the date of my joining the group, November 21 st. I’ve already posted a blog entry for November 22 nd and 23 rd.
There are so many beneficial reasons to staying active, which are important to your health, welfare, and well-being. Even if you consider yourself a healthy person, there are unhealthy aspects to not staying active. An active lifestyle can help everybody. You don't have to be as fit as a professional athlete to benefit from physical activity. If you think you're too busy with work, family, and all the other demands in your life, it is important to be aware of that if you don’t…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 23, 2007 at 7:17pm — No Comments
"Beyond the Bird: Here it is, folks: a one-stop
archived shop for all of your Thanksgiving cooking,
sipping, setting, entertaining and digesting needs.
We've collected some of the best recipes published in
The Times through the years, including a porcini bread
stuffing, cranberry orange relish and two-crust
pumpkin pie. You'll even find Eric Asimov's picks…
Added by David on November 23, 2007 at 8:40am — No Comments
To everybody. Enjoy your Holiday.
Remember to eat in moderation!
Added by David on November 22, 2007 at 8:01pm — No Comments
As is our national tradition, Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for everything that we have been blessed with. In honor of that, today, we would like to hear what you all are thankful for, instead of our ongoing regular blog and other posts.
Ok, you arrived at your sister’s house the day before Thanksgiving, and tomorrow the Thanksgiving Day dinner preparations begin at about 5:30am. You need to help her finish the stuffing, prepare the cranberries, roll out pies, and prepare the mashed potatoes, while determining how to get all of this food cooked in an oven housing a turkey that will take 7 hours to cook.
The turkey went in the oven by 7:00 a.m., so dinner won’t be ready until…Continue
Some very interesting Thanksgiving food observations, tips, and recommendations from the WSJ:
Restaurateurs try all sorts of twists on turkey for Thanksgiving, but their best advice is in figuring out how to handle the leftovers.…Continue
Added by David on November 18, 2007 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, many people think the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the time period in which we are supposed to “eat, drink and be merry!”
Well, I don’t drink, I do eat, and I like to think of “being merry” as an everyday pursuit.
One woman’s opinion.
However, overeating and over-indulging are very much a part of the “Holiday Season.”
Added by Lisa Newton on November 14, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I am probably one of the lucky ones--I enjoy a sport that I love, but one that literally burns up to a few pounds a workout.
However, that doesn't mean that I can gorge myself afterward, or eat junk food. I probably could after I work out, but that would seem stupid. At least to me.
What I have learned during my lifetime of both competitive and leisure swimming--and surfing--is that you should try and enjoy what you enjoy, and still lead as normal and healthy lifestyle as you…Continue
Well, I’ve lost 2 more pounds. Although, my total weight-loss, so far, has been 4lbs, I can already tell the difference.
My stated goal was to lose 15lbs. So I am well on my way. I feel really good about myself and what I am doing. Do you?
Have you ever gone to the meat section of the grocery store and picked up 4lbs of meat?
It’s heavier than you think! Try putting on a belt…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 12, 2007 at 4:13pm — No Comments
I can not emphasize enough the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before. However, be that as it may, the importance of this is a fact.
Medical and scientific study after study, is still continuing, reminding us and telling us about the health benefits of eating 5 fruits or vegetables a day. Still, the majority of Americans don’t incorporate this recommendation into their meals.
To be frank,…Continue
A few days ago, a friend asked me why Weight1Minute ™ was different from all the other “diet” websites. Because I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Weight1Minute ™ , the answer was always clear, but I didn’t realize it wasn’t clear to everyone else, so I want to dispel any confusion about this important matter.
In today’s marketplace, there are basically five ways to “diet.” (I’m putting the word diet in quotations because I believe that by…Continue
To follow up on my previous exercise article, my fitness routine of choice is walking, I “power walk” 4 times each week, I walk, at a rate of about 4mph, for about 45min. to an hour.
Of course, everybody has a “speed” or “rate” that is most comfortable for them. But whatever that rate or speed may be, remember to do what you feel is the best and most comfortable. But not too comfortable……………………….:)…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 5, 2007 at 8:02pm — No Comments