Reality T.V. shows on weight loss are sending the wrong message about health, says Natalie Ingraham, of the University of California and author of an ongoing study of “The Biggest Loser.” Ingraham presented her work at the 2011 American Public Health Association conference where she spoke on a panel about “The Politics of Obesity.”
At first blush, “The Biggest Loser” seems to demonstrate that anyone can lose weight. Yet ... Continue Reading →
We all know we should probably pack more vegetables into our diets but with busy schedules and the temptations of junk food, forgoing the greens is an unfortunately common reality. This of course is an age-old problem for chiropractors and other health professionals trying motivate patients to engage in preventive health measures.
To try to fix this conundrum, researchers turned to something most of ... Continue Reading →
There’s more to weight loss than fitting into your favorite jeans — it just may be your ticket out of chronic pain. So, how?
Research shows obesity not only increases your risk of lumbar disc herniation and pain in the lower back, it inhibits the effectiveness of back pain treatment. Like a smoker who continues to blow through a pack a day even as she receives ... Continue Reading →
What’s more unhealthy: carrying a few extra pounds or lighting up a cigarette? It’s turns out that both may be equally hazardous for your health, suggests to the results of a new study from the National Cancer Institute in Maryland.
For many years, excessive weight was considered to be a concern of vanity rather than health, until scientists started discovering that the fat cells were not cells that did nothing; instead ... Continue Reading →
Pick up most any weight loss book and one of the first things the authors usually address is scaling back on portion sizes and reducing your calorie intake. However, Medical News Today reports that a study just published by the American Journal of Medicine now points to lack of exercise as the biggest culprit in the growing obesity crisis, potentially changing the focal point behind what it takes ... Continue Reading →
Why do obese and overweight patients have a higher risk of back pain? A new study has a partial answer to the question: the height of spinal discs.
The results show additional risks suffered from those who are obese – an actual loss of disc height in certain segments of the lumbar spine. Reduced disc height means that the cushioning in the spine has deteriorated, leaving an opportunity for ... Continue Reading →
When it comes to weight, there is no doubt that there are major benefits to getting rid of excess fat in the name of good health. Your heart becomes stronger, your lungs function better and more easily, and your muscles are able to better handle whatever load you place on them.
However, researchers have just found yet another reason to entice individuals to lose any extra weight and it’s one that has ... Continue Reading →
Trying to trim your waistline this spring? Working with your chiropractor could help. A new study demonstrates that chiropractors trained in nutrition and exercise therapies can support patients in achieving their weight loss goals. The study outlined how a chiropractic weight-loss program helped patients lose an average of 15 pounds over the course of 13 weeks.
Although chiropractors are typically thought of as ... Continue Reading →
Sitting is the new smoking, and here’s another reason why: a new study shows that every hour you spend sitting during the day increases your likelihood of suffering from a disability.
Researchers publishing in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health analyzed the health records of 2,285 adults over the age of 60 who wore accelerometers to track their daily physical activity levels. Their disability levels were calculated ... Continue Reading →