HEALTH 05/08/2018 07:22 pm ET Research around similar programs pointed to a 55 percent drop in medical costs for patients who received free nutritional meals. By Anna Almendrala Caren Latney was too weak to do simple household chores. The 51-year-old had been diagnosed with lung cancer and, as she began treatment, struggled to stand over her stove long enough to prepare a meal. She didn’t really want to eat, anyway ― her intensive chemotherapy and radiation left her nauseated and exhausted. But high-calorie, protein-rich meals are essential for cancer patients, who face extreme weight loss, according to cancer experts. The American Cancer Society recommends eating with other family members to make meals more enjoyable, and has suggestions for caregivers like fixing six to eight small meals, making smoothies and preparing bland foods to keep nausea at bay. But Latney, single with no family and on a fixed income, had no one available to help her prepare … [Read more...] about A New Program In California Makes The Case For Making Food A Medicaid Expense
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If you want abs like Jennifer Aniston or "jacked" shoulders like Hugh Jackman, you better work. These fit famous people hit the gym hard to sculpt their hard bodies. But they've been open about the diet and exercise strategies that help them get results. Here's what it takes to look (and sweat) like a celeb. Chris Pratt Actor Chris Pratt prepared to defend us all in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" with what he called "straight conditioning, like high-intensity interval training and CrossFit-style moves," according to Men's Fitness. While in Star-Lord training, Pratt would do five rounds of eight exercises, including pushups, high box jumps, ball slams and burpees. While training for a triathlon, Pratt said he also focused on flexibility with vinyasa hot yoga. Gal Gadot Gal Gadot transformed herself into Wonder Woman with a full-body workout, designed by Mark Twight, according to Muscle and Fitness. It included rowing, burpees with broad jumps, crab walks and pull-ups, … [Read more...] about Celebrity fitness tips and diet plans
There are many different ways to manage weight, but which is better for our long-term health? A new study has found a link between multiple types of weight loss surgery and lower all-cause mortality rates overall. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a third of adults in the United States lives with obesity. This is particularly worrisome as the condition is also linked to other negative health outcomes, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The most common ways to manage excess weight are dieting, physical exercise, weight loss drugs, and bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. Individuals aiming to get back into shape may opt for one or a combination of these treatments, depending on what choices are most suitable for them. Bariatric surgery is usually offered to individuals diagnosed with "severe obesity," which is defined as a having a body mass index (BMI) of over 35. This surgery type aims to make the stomach … [Read more...] about Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes?
(Natural News) A new tax on sugary drinks that went into effect in Seattle at the beginning of the month has caused the price of some products there to double, and residents are voicing their unhappiness with the new rule.Seattle joined several other American cities in taxing sodas and other beverages sweetened with sugar. The city’s tax is 1.75 cents per ounce, and it’s aimed at discouraging people to buy these drinks because of their health repercussions.While it doesn’t sound like a lot of money at first glance, it does add up quite a bit when you buy in bulk. For example, people have taken to Twitter to call attention to the fact that a 35-bottle package of Gatorade that once cost $15.99 is now $26.33 thanks to the $10.34 tax on it. The item is displayed at Costco alongside a reminder that the same drinks can be purchased at their locations outside of the city without the “sweetened beverage tax”.Research shows that sugary drinks cause higher obesity … [Read more...] about Sugar sticker shock in Seattle: New tax on sweetened beverages more than DOUBLES the price on some items
When it comes to New Year's resolutions, eating better is at the top of our list. But which diet plan is the best? A panel of health experts — on behalf of U.S. News & World Report — reveal the top-rated diets for 2018. It is estimated that around 45 million people in the United States go on a diet each year, with weight loss being the primary goal. However, whether you're dieting to lose weight or simply to improve overall health, sticking to a specific eating plan can be challenging. With so many diets to choose from, how can you tell which one will work for you? U.S. News & World Report put together a panel of health experts every year to evaluate the most popular diets in the U.S. This year, the experts assessed 40 diets, ranking them from lowest to highest in seven categories, including the best diets for weight loss, diabetes, and heart health. So, we take a look at some of the key results. For the majority of dieters, weight loss is the ultimate goal, but … [Read more...] about What are the best diets for 2018?