Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
It’s been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn’t surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
While 2020 is now behind us, some of us may still be hanging on to a few COVID kilos. Shifting them can start with a few simple changes.
The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
Shapewear for expectant mothers, particularly when it’s endorsed by celebrities, may contribute to body dissatisfaction in pregnancy.
Our “food reward” system is powerful – and is largely behind why we crave unhealthy foods.
Hormonal changes that occur during menopause can alter the way fat is deposited in the body, but weight gain associated with menopause is more likely to be a by-product of ageing.
Without doing more exercise or cutting down on food, most women will gain weight as they go through menopause. But it’s not inevitable.
New research finds taking antibiotics in early life is associated with an increased risk of obesity at age four. But that’s no reason not to give your child antibiotics if they really need them.
You are tired. Would nine more minutes really hurt? Is hitting the snooze button a good idea? Should you just get out of bed? Or is snoozing a sign of a more serious medical issue?
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn’t help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
Robust new study finds weight gain may be due to more than just the calories.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here’s what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
We have a tendency to eat more when we eat with others, but weight gain isn’t inevitable these holidays.
If you’re not a fan of plum pudding or pork with crackling, why not swap them for something healthier, like prawns and fresh fruit salad?
Many foods that seem healthy contain various hidden fats, sugars and salts. If you’re trying to lose weight, it pays to know where they’re hiding.
Spoiler alert: kilojoules affect weight gain more than your genes or gut bugs.
Research shows that young adults who don’t exercise can expect an average eight kilograms of extra fat on their body by 28 years of age.