Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

Survey: Supplement users make healthier lifestyles choices

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

When it comes to healthy habits, dietary supplement users appear to make healthier lifestyle choices overall than nonusers, according to a recent study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition released Thursday. According to the most recent CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, supplement users engage in the following healthy habits in higher percentages than do(read more)

Simple, Realistic Diet and Exercise Guidelines Needed

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

Consumers need to be provided with simple, clearly written, realistic, and tailored guidelines for healthy eating, physical activity, and weight-related recommendations, according to research published online March 8 in Obesity Reviews. Sinead Boylan, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney in Australia, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of the literature and identified 46 relevant studies that(read more)

Multiple strategies needed to flight obesity, study, suggests

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

By: Nanci Hellmich Students should be physically active for 60 minutes every day at school, fast-food restaurants need to offer healthier foods to kids, and communities need to have trails and other safe areas for residents to encourage physical activity, says a report out today.It’s going to take many strategies like these and a full-scale(read more)

Longer Commutes May Steal Health And Fitness

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

By: Ann J. Curley  Anybody who has a long daily commute knows the frustration of sitting in traffic with nothing to do but wait. Now, a study suggests that long commutes can take away more than just precious time – they also negatively impact your fitness and health. Previous research has linked longer commutes with(read more)

Fitness in the workplace benefits employers and employees

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

By: TJ Fjelseth Helping employees get healthier and helping to curb the rising cost of health care should be priorities for all employers. And May, designated as National Employee Health and Fitness Month, is the perfect time for employers to start taking an active role in their employees’ health. Not only will your employees and(read more)

Exercise video games offer fewer health benefits than many assume

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

By Leslie Mann Three-quarters of Americans believe video games that involve physical activity can be part of a fitness regime, according to a recent study by the UnitedHealth Group, a health insurance company in Minnetonka, Minn. The same study also found that some 60 percent of people with children at home believe kids should be(read more)

Diet, Exercise Beats Pills, Fads: Study

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

Surprise! Eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising helps obese Americans lose more weight than those who turn to diet fads and pills. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical Center analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was conducted by the CDC. The data came from more(read more)

Balancing Act: Companies encourage employees to join wellness programs, get healthy

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

By: Cindy Krischer Goodman A friend of mine is overweight, probably about 100 pounds more than what would be considered healthy. She works long hours, eats when she is stressed and says she has no time to exercise. Her employer is much less cavalier than she about the situation. After a health assessment showing she’s(read more)

Americans spend only about two hours each week in sports and fitness activities

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

Americans spend, on average, only about two hours each week participating in sports and fitness activities, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Maryland who examined U.S. government data from the American Time Use Study. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults aged 18 to 64 get about(read more)

10 Ways to Fit in Fitness

Posted on by Foot-com • Comments disabled

Treat it like business “Schedule your workout on your calendar like you would a work meeting,” says Laura Lee Bloor, a holistic health coach based in San Clemente, Calif. “My clients are ambitious, professional women. They wouldn’t skip an important business meeting, so the key is to treat exercise with the same mentality.” “Take your(read more)