Feb 02, 2:39 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 02/02/19 AT 2:13 AM A top England doctor is urging social media companies to ban celebrity-endorsed weight loss product advertisements saying that they contain potentially damaging messages. His comments come on the back of a rising number of celebrities and influencers who are marketing weight loss pills, drinks and lifestyle changes without first vetting their safety.National Health Service (NHS) medical director Prof. Stephen Powis said in a report by the BBC that influential celebrities’ social media accounts have a huge effect on the mental and physical health of the young. He called out the products that offer weight loss promises that are “too good to be true” and offering quick fixes to their health problems.Prof. Powis also said that social media companies have a duty to ban individuals and brands that are using … [Read more...] about Celebrity-Endorsed Weight Loss Product Ads Should Be Banned, Top UK Doctor Says
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For the past couple of weeks, I've been sharing with you my plan to lose as much weight as I can. I first shared what I'd be doing physically, and then I discussed my diet plans. The cool thing about my plan is that it focuses on using tech to enrich my experience. Until now, that enrichment largely came in the form of making my life easier by way of affordable equipment to support my workouts, apps to keep me informed and keep track of everything, and weird food that I don't have to actually cook (or eat, for that matter). We'll call this phase one of two. So what's phase two, you ask? Phase two is all about taking the momentum from my early weight loss efforts into things I'm passionate about. The idea here is to add things to my daily routine that promote even more activity. It'd be hard not to do this stuff, because it's mostly stuff I already love or have a keen interest in. For instance, did you know I used to be big into photography? When I first started learning, I had dreams … [Read more...] about Tech as reward: The gadgets that keep me moving toward my weight loss goals
Feb 01, 7:59 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 02/01/19 AT 7:37 AM Veganism is on the rise, especially now that music’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé are advocating it. The superstars recently partnered with 22-Days Nutrition to encourage people to adopt a more plant-based diet in exchange for a chance to win lifetime free tickets to their concerts.While the sweepstakes does not force people to go full-on vegan, the effort opens up further discussion on its benefits. Veganism is not a new concept but it is only now that a celebrity of this magnitude has spoken up and actively promoted it.In addition to being more healthy (versus meat-based diets), one main selling point of veganism is that it can supposedly help you lose weight. But, can it really? A recent study has shown that with a properly laid out meal and calorie counting plant, weight loss will happen fast. In … [Read more...] about Vegan Diet Benefits: Can It Really Help With Weight Loss?
Jan 29, 4:40 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/29/19 AT 4:40 AM Since almost everybody is tied to their smartphones, it’s not surprising that even health buffs and health aspirants have gone the mobile route to stay in shape and watch their diets. It’s actually a practical way of monitoring your physical movements and consumption, what with apps that can assist in all stages of fitness, right from the moment you even start thinking of changing your routines to post-workout strategies and maintenance tools.Thanks to these well-designed and personalizable fitness apps, individuals can begin getting in shape in the comfort of their own homes, without having to enrol at the gym or hire a personal coach. Here are 10 of the best weight loss apps that Android users can check out for 2019.1. Eat This, Not That! the GameThis app puts fun into the process of losing weight. Think of it … [Read more...] about 2019 Best Weight Loss Apps For Android Users
Jan 28, 7:49 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/28/19 AT 7:33 AM The start of every year is always the most popular time for people to adopt new fitness and health resolutions. While their goals in theory are entirely disjointed from how they are in implementation, we are never really without novel sets of tricks to lose weight and tone up. We’ve seen so many effective and ineffective diet trends come and go, and then come back again. Happily, some of the strangest fad diets known to man are just too weird for anybody to revive. Here are five of them.1. The “Twinkie” DietThis diet is basically all junk food. In 2010, nutrition professor Mark Haub tried eating only Oreos, Doritos and all sorts of junk snacks for 10 weeks but made sure to limit his intake to just 1,500 calories, or 800 calories below his daily needs. He lost 27 pounds during this experience, but it … [Read more...] about 5 Strangest Weight Loss Diet Fads That We’re Glad Are Over