Published 7:01 am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer. EAT RIGHT Dr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. He is a nationally recognized nutrition consultant and nutrition adviser to Men’s Health, as well as the best-selling author of The MetaShred Diet (2017). “It’s easy to fall into eating calorie-loaded or nutrient-empty comfort foods in the winter, but take time and plan ahead. The optimum winter foods for weight loss and maintenance are packed with nutrients and … [Read more...] about Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain
Abstract BackgroundPrevious research has examined the role of early-life risk factors on childhood weight gain.The extent to which these factors drive socioeconomic differences in weight is unclear. We aimed to quantify the influence of early-life risk factors on the development of socioeconomic inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI) z-score at 10–11 years.MethodsOverall, 2186 children from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children were examined. Socioeconomic position (SEP) was measured as a continuous composite of parent’s education, occupation and income. The Product of Coefficients mediation method was used to quantify the contribution of maternal smoking during pregnancy, gestational diabetes, prematurity, caesarean section, birthweight, not being breastfed, early introduction of solid food, maternal BMI and paternal BMI to the relationship between SEP and BMI z-score.ResultsEach increasing decile of SEP (higher SEP) was associated with a 0.05 unit … [Read more...] about Influence of early-life risk factors on socioeconomic inequalities in weight gain
(Natural News) An easy way to lose weight is to stand instead of sitting. A new study discovered that standing rather than sitting for six hours each day could prevent weight gain as well as help lose weight.The study was carried out by a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York that assessed the difference between calories burned when standing and when sitting. In conducting the study, the team reviewed a total of 46 studies. All in all, there were 1,184 participants who were 33 years old in average and with the average body mass index (BMI) and weight of 24 kilograms per square meter (kg/m2) and 65 kg, respectively.Results revealed that standing burned 0.15 kilocalorie (kcal) per minute more than sitting. Moreover, a person who weighs 65 kg would lose 10 kg in four years by replacing sitting with standing for six hours a day, assuming that there is no increase in food consumption.“Standing not only burns more calories, the additional muscle activity … [Read more...] about Lose weight standing around: New study finds standing rather than sitting for six hours per day prevents weight gain, aids weight loss
Tamoxifen is a medication that has been used to treat breast cancer for more than 30 years. Though linked to weight gain, most studies do not support the link. Tamoxifen is a type of hormone therapy known as a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). One of the brand names for tamoxifen is Nolvadex. Tamoxifen works by attaching to the estrogen receptors in breast cells so that estrogen cannot bind to them. By preventing the estrogen in the breasts binding to the receptors, tamoxifen slows the growth and reproduction of estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells. Some cancers are sensitive to particular hormones. This means that some hormones can cause cancerous cells to grow. Hormones that can affect cancer include estrogen and progesterone. Some cancer cells have estrogen receptors on them. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 80 percent of breast cancer tumors have estrogen receptors in their cells. Women may take tamoxifen to prevent, treat, or prevent … [Read more...] about Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?
As if there weren’t enough factors conspiring to pad us with fat during the winter, we can now add lack of sunshine right behind cookies and eggnog. Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta has found that certain light from the sun’s rays might reduce fat and regulate metabolism, while too little bodily exposure to these rays can make our fat cells plump.It all comes down to scWAT, or subcutaneous white adipose tissue. It's the major form of fat in humans that sits beneath our skin's surface and helps regulate our metabolism, including how much fat we store. These cells shrink when exposed to blue light waves from the sun, according to the study.RELATED: How to Get More Sunlight During the Day"When the sun's blue light wavelengths—the light we can see with our eye—penetrate our skin and reach the fat cells just beneath, lipid droplets reduce in size and are released out of the cell," study author Peter Light, professor of pharmacology and the … [Read more...] about Your Answer to Offsetting Winter Weight Gain May Be More Sunlight