Posted on March 12, 2015 by Webtypo
This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population. The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.
Filed under: Allegheny County, Depression, Depression, Elderly, food insecurity, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Pittsburgh, Poverty, Research, scientific, Treatment and Support, Weight, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: African-American mental health and obesity, African-Americans and Obesity, Body mass index, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression and obesity, food, Food desert, food insecurity, food need, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, low-income, low-income and depression, Mental Health, mental health and obesity, obesity, poor nutrition, poverty, poverty and obesity | Comments Off on “Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”
Posted on May 15, 2014 by Webtypo
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This May 14, 2014 Disability Scoop article talks about a recent study that seems to sho that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more prone to chronic diseases including but not limited to obesity and hypertension. The study also found that the number of people with Autism who smoke was lower than what is found in the population of people who do not have Autism.
Filed under: autism, Diabetes, Mental Health, Physical Health, Weight, Whole health | Tagged: Adult Autism, autism comorbids, autism research, Autism spectrum, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral health mental health, comorbid, comorbid disorders common to autism, Disorders, Health, Mental Health, Neurodevelopmental, physical health, United States | Comments Off on “Study Finds Adults With Autism More Prone To Chronic Disease”
Posted on March 15, 2014 by Webtypo
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This March 14, 2014 article on the AETNA Intellihealth website talks about ways that parents can teach their kids to eat healthier by including them in meal planning and preparation.
Filed under: Cooking, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Weight, Whole health | Tagged: Cook, Family, food, Health, Meal, parenting | Comments Off on “The Benefits of Cooking with Your Kids”
Posted on March 13, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 11, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about a study that seems to show a link between obesity in girls and an increased risk of poor grades in school.
Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat stores than the mouse on the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Issues, Physical Health, Research, scientific, Teen Issues, Weight, Whole health | Tagged: Education in the United States, obese girls, obeseity, obesity, obesity and school performance, overweight, weight management | Comments Off on “Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests”
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Webtypo
This February 21, 2014 Next Avenue article talks about ways to help overcome our desire to skip exercising on days we don’t feel like doing it. The tips are actually pretty simple and as I read over them I realized I already do a few of them myself. The tip about keeping workout videos in plain sight is one I’ve done for a long time, only in my case its my “Wii Fit Plus” and “Walk It Out” games for my Wii that I keep out in plain sight. I use walking to the store to pickup one or 2 things as an excuse to go for a walk on days I don’t feel like doing it, and as suggested in the tips, I find that if I set a goal of a specific destination to walk that I will get creative and my impulsiveness kicks in and I find myself taking a different route because I’m bored with the usual route (having ADHD can be a benefit sometimes when it comes to walking different routes). Other things I do, is since I’m huge on using my tablet pc to help keep me on track with appointments, I’ll include reminders on it to go for a walk or have my ride drop me off further from the entrance to a building I need to go into, and even things like reminding myself to drink enough water. I also will put little notes of encouragement for myself with little things like “If you exercised today, Keep it up!” or asking myself “How far did you walk today?” simply putting those questions in are helpful to me in reminding myself to exercise.
English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on February 1, 2014 by Webtypo
This February 5, 2014 article talks about the difference in the number of kids who walked or rode bikes to school in the 60’s compared to those who walk or ride bikes now and how this seems to correlate with the change in rates of obesity among teens. The article also offers suggestions on how to help your child combat inactivity by doing as little as 1 hour of physical activity each day.
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Posted on January 20, 2014 by Webtypo
This January 17, 2014, NPR: The Salt article talks about ongoing research that looks at diet sodas and whether they help or hinder with weight loss. The findings seem to be indicating that people who drink diet sodas tend to eat more calories worth of solid food than folks who drink regular sodas. They also found that folks who drink diet sodas tend to gain weight and are more likely to become obese then people who don’t drink diet sodas.
English: Diet Coke Products (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Physical Health, Weight, Whole health | Tagged: diet, diet beverages, diet cola, diet pop, Diet soda, diet soda and weight gain, diet soda pop, diet soft drink, Health, Johns Hopkins University, NPR, obesity, obesity and diet soda, Soft drink, Sugar substitute, weight gain, weight loss | Comments Off on “Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate”