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Could Your New Year's Exercise Goals Make You Gain Weight?

Could Your New Year's Exercise Goals Make You Gain Weight?

Did you make a New Year's resolution to get to the gym more often in the hopes of slimming down? What are the chances you'll succeed? 

Many fitness professionals lament the fact that they watch gym clients faithfully working out several times a week without ever changing their bodies. Some of us are those very gym rats who might console ourselves by thinking that our bodies would be far worse off but for the burn. We tell ourselves that we would be obese if not for our dedication to a daily walking, running, swimming, spinning and lifting program. But is the very exercise that everyone knows you have to do, keeping some people fat?

Low-Fat Foods Lead to Weight Gain

Low-Fat Foods Lead to Weight Gain

The diet food industry's solution to the spread of obesity has been to reduce the calories in processed foods on the theory that the same volume of food will satisfy your appetite regardless of nutrient content. They had great hopes especially for the idea of low-fat potato chips as a weight loss aid. But it turns out that the artificial fat substitutes used in low-fat foods may actually lead to weight gain and obesity.

Study Type : Meta Analysis, Review

The Sitting Sickness: Is It Silently Killing You?

 

The Sitting Sickness: Is It Silently Killing You?

The Sitting Sickness

If you've heard that life is movement, it's true.  If you've heard that just sitting around can kill you, it's also true.  Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide![1] You may have heard the media reporting recently on several studies showing that prolonged sitting significantly increases the risk for death, including death from heart disease and cancer, but I'm not sure this news has really hit home yet[2],[3],[4].  

Most people know that exercise is critical for health and preventing disease, but the issue of physical activity and inactivity is much bigger than exercise.  Regardless of the amount of exercise one performs, the level of aerobic fitness one exhibits, or whether a person is thin or overweight, stillness still kills[5].  Apparent health and leading an otherwise healthy lifestyle does not compensate for extended periods of sitting around, and we Americans do a great deal of sitting around.[6],[7],[8].  We've even built over 4 million miles of roads so we can sit still while we go places!  In fact, the infrastructures and cultures of most developed nations seem to be perfectly designed for physical inactivity. 

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