Short bursts of intense exercise are all the rage. But a new study finds that a more moderate approach can be just as good.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
As obesity has become a health concern globally, weight loss information has proliferated – with questionable effects on its prevalence.
Genes aren't destiny.
Why that fitness plan you saw online probably won't help you lose as much weight as it claims.
Contrary to myth, sex is not good exercise.
Losing weight is hard enough to do without myths interfering in the process. Information based on evidence, not legend, is important. Doctors aren't enough. Friends, family, media need to be on board.
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
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One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
You’ve probably seen ads and testimonials for this stuff … but what does the evidence say about its effectiveness?
Weight-loss supplement Garcinia Cambogia has had an exponential rise in sales since its marketing on the Doctor Oz show.
The sugar content of your favourite snacks might surprise you.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
There are a raft of weight-loss supplements and complementary medicines available, but is their efficacy proven?
The list of over-the-counter dietary and weight-loss supplements is exhaustive, with the majority based on scant supporting evidence from studies conducted in humans to support their claims.
If it sounds too good to be true ...
Walking briskly for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week is a good start.
Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.
Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight, in fact it’s one of the hardest.
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Some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss need to be addressed before you undertake those resolutions.
Weight loss is never easy.
If you're embarking on post-holiday weight loss, understanding your body’s physiological responses to the excess of the holiday season could give you the edge for a successful New Year’s resolution.
January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.
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Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
Know why stored fat is bad for modern humans?
Finding it hard to lose weight? Here's why this may be.
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.