Humans have been trying to lose weight since as far back as the third century B.C., when Hippocrates advised patients to stay slim by eating light foods, using seawater enemas and wrestling. Diet crazes, exercise fads and other dubious practices in the name of weight loss have been going strong ever since. In the 11th century, William the Conqueror invented the all-liquid diet after he got too fat to ride his horse. (The diet failed and some time later he fell off his horse — a tumble attributed to his corpulence — and died.) Nineteenth-century poet Lord Byron was famously afraid of gaining weight. He spent days eating nothing but red cabbage and apple cider vinegar — and exercising while wearing as many as six coats, to better sweat out water weight. Recent decades have been no different. We’ve cycled through the grapefruit diet, cabbage soup, cookies crammed full of wheat germ and low-fat everything. Today, you’re apt to hear that the only path to … [Read more...] about The new frontiers of weight loss
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Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jalal Poorolajal, Elham Hooshmand, Masoud Bahrami, Pegah Ameri; How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages e95–e102, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw077 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundA 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of hypertension is a global target. This meta-analysis estimated the … [Read more...] about How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?
Plenty of us have gotten hooked on reality TV shows about extreme weight loss. But Drew Stewart actually lived it. Stewart and his two cousins, Naomi and Chitoka, used to collectively weigh over 2,000 pounds. Then they became the subjects of TLC’s Family By The Ton, which documented each of their paths toward weight loss surgery. Stewart alone weighed 673 pounds, and so far, he's lost 175 pounds and counting. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In an interview with Men's Health, Stewart opened up about his ongoing journey to lose an unbelievable amount of weight. Drew Stewart and his family on TLC’s ’Family By The Ton’ TLC The Moment He Knew He Needed To ChangeAlthough he was over 600 pounds, Stewart didn’t realize he had a problem with his weight until a long-time friend brought it to his attention. “I hadn’t seen him in ten years, and when I did, he asked me, ‘Man, did you give up on life?’” Stewart recalled.That … [Read more...] about I Weighed 673 Pounds and Weight Loss Surgery Changed My Life
Credit: iStock.com/IPGGutenbergUKLtd Exercise to lower cholesterol fits nicely into the daily routine of anyone looking to improve their health and lower the risk of heart disease. High cholesterol is a major contributor to coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 20 have dangerously high cholesterol levels. Thankfully, for most, high cholesterol can be controlled naturally with dietary adjustments, weight management, and increases in physical activity. That said, exercise does not have a direct impact on “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Instead, it can help increase the amount of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) that can help shuttle LDL deposits from the arteries to your liver, where can they can be converted to bile for digestion or expelled from the body. High cholesterol in America is largely a result of the SAD (standard American diet) and sedentary lifestyle. The SAD is rich in … [Read more...] about Should You Try Exercise to Lower Cholesterol Naturally?
If they start in time, middle-aged people could reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure from years of sedentary living with a 2-year program including high- and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. This was the conclusion of a recent study, led by researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and published in the journal Circulation, that revealed that exercise can reverse damage to aging hearts. However, the cardiologists who carried out the research emphasize that the exercise must be done at least four to five times per week. The team had shown in an earlier study that two to three times per week is not enough to protect against heart failure. "Based on a series of studies performed by our team over the past 5 years," explains senior study author Benjamin D. Levine, who is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern, "this 'dose' of exercise has become my prescription for life." He urges people to exercise as "part of their … [Read more...] about Heart failure risk could be reversed with exercise program