Pumping iron: Is it really all worth it?
Does working out really cut the mustard in the battle against the bulge? The verdict's in.
Tip the scale.
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The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
Food, food, everywhere.
Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year's Eve, it can be an effort not to gain weight.
The new you: harder than it sounds.
Thanks to our ancestors, we're designed to hold on to fat.
Chewing your food for longer gives your brain more time to realise you’re full, meaning you’re less likely to overeat.
While 32 is an arbitrary number, chewing your food for longer could actually aid weight loss.
A metrobus driver performs squats at Rio de los Remedios metrobus station in Mexico. To combat growing obesity, lawmakers have introduced a new campaign encouraging physical activity.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Mixed martial arts athletes are risking serious injury and death through crash dieting, a new report warns.
Smaller portion sizes can help decrease food intake, but multipack options don’t.
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While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
There are many reasons why some people get very grumpy when they haven’t eaten for a while.
"Hangry" is an amalgam of hungry and angry that describes the distinct grumpiness that some people experience when they haven't eaten for a while. Ring a bell?
Scientists have developed an online "brain training" game designed to make you associate unhealthy foods with saying no.
The dimpling of cellulite is caused by alterations to the layer of fat beneath the skin.
Most women (85%) and a small number of men have cellulite, usually on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. It's a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes.
What? Eating chocolate doesn’t help lose weight? But I read it in the newspaper!
A recent hoax study suggesting chocolate helps people lose weight highlights many problems with the way science is conducted and reported by the media.
Weighing people may do more harm than good by giving an unreliable picture of the complex realities of health and weight.
Weight and girth have become shorthand for health but these are blunt instruments that provide an unreliable and reductive snapshot of its complexities.
Sales of protein-based health products are booming.
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Protein-based health products have been criticised for inappropriate marketing but are they even worth the money?
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Backlash to 'throwback' slimming ad is a win for the bikini terrorists
It sounds too good to be true, and it is.
Deadly pill DNP has claimed another young life.
Cutting your kilojoule intake by 2,000kJ a day will help you lose 5kg – a clothes size – in three months.
Want to drop a dress or pants size? Then losing five kilograms, or about 5% of your body weight will help that zipper start to close with ease. In case you need another reason, keeping a small amount of…
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The energy imbalance gap is how many calories you consume versus how many you burn. Understanding how it differs among different populations could lead to better policies to target obesity.
Daily kilojoule requirements are based on many variables, and no two people are the same across all of these parameters.
Dietary guidelines broadly recommend a daily intake of 10,000 kilojoules (2,400 calories) for men and 8,000 kilojoules (1,900 calories) for women. But what do these figures mean in the context of the number…