Category Archives: Obesity

Neighborhoods Are Healthiest When Everything Is Walking Distance

Walking for as few as 30 minutes a day is the easiest way to jumpstart a fitness routine, according to the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, many aspects of our lives, notably our jobs and the places we live, have led to less walking and more sitting and driving. Researchers from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute… Continue reading Neighborhoods Are Healthiest When Everything Is Walking Distance

A Sour Solution To Stevia’s Bad Aftertaste

Leave it to science to come up with the recipe for a healthier fruit juice that won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth! Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Fruit juice may contain beneficial vitamins and antioxidants, but it’s also chock full of sugar and lacking in fiber. A high intake of sugar is one of the… Continue reading A Sour Solution To Stevia’s Bad Aftertaste

New Study Suggests Eating Two Breakfasts Is Less Fattening Than None

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Breakfast lovers, our prayers have been answered! That is, of course, if we go ahead and assume a new study based on middle school children applies to us adults. Said research indicates that two breakfasts are better that none, as found stated by Marlene Schwartz, who is part of the team of researchers who conducted the… Continue reading New Study Suggests Eating Two Breakfasts Is Less Fattening Than None

Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

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Overweight teens aren’t just gaining weight, but also increasing the risk of colon cancer for future generations. Colon cancer patients are being diagnosed at younger ages than normal, and it may have something to do with the climbing rates of childhood obesity. A recent study, published in the journal Gut, is the first to demonstrate teenagers… Continue reading Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

Stress May Cause Kids To Overeat

Kids’ stress levels are rising and so are the ubiquitous rates of childhood obesity. A new study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reveals a new link between a child’s stress and the amount of food they eat. Researchers believe this could be the groundwork for a new generation of emotional eaters. Researchers studied… Continue reading Stress May Cause Kids To Overeat

Old Orchard Brands Introduces New Healthy Balance Juice Drinks In Accordance With New Dietary Guidelines Calling For Reduced Sugar

New Tropical Varieties Feature 75% Less Sugar Than Similar Varieties of Traditional Juice* SPARTA, Mich., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading juice innovator Old Orchard Brands has expanded its Healthy Balance line of reduced-sugar juice drinks to include two new tropical flavors that easily fit within the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s dietary recommendation for a… Continue reading Old Orchard Brands Introduces New Healthy Balance Juice Drinks In Accordance With New Dietary Guidelines Calling For Reduced Sugar