May 2 2010
Most people seeking treatment for depression or anxiety face two choices: medication or psychotherapy. But there's a third choice that is rarely prescribed, though it comes with few side effects, low costs... View More
March 20 2010
This is not a nation of teetotalers or regular exercisers, new government data show. The National Health Interview Survey, based on interviews with 79,000 adults over three years, has found: •61%... View More
March 17 2010
This may call for a toast. Healthy-weight women who drink a light to moderate amount of alcohol -- no more than two servings a day of red wine, white wine, beer or liquor -- tend to gain less weight over... View More
Feb. 12 2010
About one in five people can train all they want but, because of their genetic makeup, are not likely to see much improvement in their endurance levels, an international team of researchers reported Thursday.... View More
Feb. 2 2010
One thing, and one thing only, got Jim Stritzinger to take up running. It wasn't new running shoes or a desire to trim down or get away from the computer, he says. It was a small sensor in his shoe that... View More
Jan. 29 2010
Melissa Dilling, 28, of Indianapolis is losing weight by playing a numbers game. Every day she tries to limit her calories to 1,500 and burn off 500 or more with exercise. As a result, she lost 25 pounds... View More
Jan. 27 2010
Calling obesity an epidemic and one of the greatest threats to America's health and economy, first lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she would launch a major initiative next month to combat the problem... View More
Jan. 18 2010
Americans may be tightening their belts. Or at least not expanding them. The percentage of adults who are obese hasn't increased much over the past 10 years after several decades of skyrocketing growth,... View More
Nov. 16 2009
If Americans continue to pack on pounds, obesity will cost the USA about $344 billion in medical-related expenses by 2018, eating up about 21% of health-care spending, says the first analysis to estimate... View More
Oct. 4 2009
Obese people with sleep apnea who lose 10% of their weight have a good chance of improving their condition, a study shows. "This is good news because it shows that a little bit of weight loss can go a... View More
Sept. 2 2009
Extremely obese people - those who are 80 or more pounds over a normal weight - live three to 12 fewer years than their normal-weight peers, a new study shows. Just being overweight or moderately obese,... View More
July 30 2009
As Congress searches for ways to control health care costs, a new report provides a sizable target: obesity. Americans who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight cost the country an estimated $147... View More
July 20 2009
The percentage of underweight U.S. children and adults has dropped significantly in the last 30 years, a new government study shows. Among the findings: •3.3% of children and teens, ages 2 to 19,... View More
July 17 2009
Children burn about three times more calories playing some exercise-oriented video games than they do just sitting around watching TV, a study shows. In fact, when kids play Nintendo's Wii Sports boxing... View More
July 17 2009
Managing a personal training department requires a number of skills, not the least of which is creating and enforcing systems to ensure that results are generated in a reproducible fashion. As the leader... View More
July 17 2009
The vast majority of personal trainers entered the field because they care deeply about helping people. But many personal trainers do not realize that the teaching they give and information they share... View More
July 15 2009
If you find yourself wolfing down a bag of chips or a package of cookies after a bad day at the office, here's some news that might interest you: Overweight men and women tend to pack on pounds from job... View More
July 10 2009
Health experts are sounding the alarm over the possible effects on young athletes of popular energy drinks such as Red Bull, the leading brand in a growing market. High school and college athletes are... View More
June 18 2009
The answer to managing nagging back pain might prove counterintuitive: A new study suggests pushing those sore muscles with weight training and improving overall body strength could help, researchers say.... View More
June 11 2009
The United States has been dubbed the fast-food nation, but that may be changing - at least in one respect. About 44% of people in the USA say they like the taste of fast food too much to give it up, but... View More