It's no secret the United States has an obesity problem. More than 93 million Americans are obese and millions more are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a recent study from the Cleveland Clinic shows few people are actually doing anything about it. Researchers found that three-quarters of those they surveyed are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds. Yet, less than half actually tried to make any dietary changes to lose weight.The findings also revealed that many Americans don't fully understand the relationship between extra weight and their overall health. Nearly 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they believe their diet has nothing to do with their heart health and more than half didn't know that obesity is linked to high "bad" cholesterol levels. Two-thirds said they didn't know being obese could lead to a stroke."Most Americans understand abstractly that being overweight or … [Read more...] about Scientifically proven ways to lose weight and improve health
Guidelines to a healthy diet
Staying active, eating a healthy diet and managing blood pressure are hallmarks of a heart-healthy lifestyle, and new research suggests they may also have another benefit. Following the same guidelines that are good for your heart could also significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Every year, about 600,000 Americans die of heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. And about 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, with 90 to 95 percent of cases being type 2 diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.Dr. Janette Nesheiwat says the two diseases are closely related."Diabetes affects the blood vessels and the blood vessels in your heart which can lead to a heart attack or a stroke," she told CBS News. "Most people who have diabetes will have a heart attack or a stroke."The American Heart Association developed guidelines called "Life's Simple 7" that offer proven ways to help prevent heart disease. These behaviors … [Read more...] about 7 simple steps to prevent heart disease may also help with diabetes
Candice Choi, Ap Food & Health Writer Updated 3:40 pm PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 This Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows the "Impossible Burger," a plant-based burger made from wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein and other ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. Released on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, a report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. less This Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows the "Impossible Burger," a plant-based burger made from wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein and other ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. Released on Wednesday, Jan. 16, ... more Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 11:47 am PDT, Saturday, September 8, 2018 Shutterstock McDonald's salads were identified as the possible source of a parasitic illness outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people across 16 states. After more than two decades as a foodborne-illness attorney, food-poisoning expert Bill Marler says there are some items that he will never order at restaurants. The food-poisoning expert eats raw fish at sushi restaurants — but says there is a reason why you should consider skipping salad when going out to eat. With more than two decades working as a food-poisoning advocate and attorney, there are simply some things that Marler has cut out of his diet. Marler has won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases — and has seen how restaurants are being forced to change to prevent more sicknesses. "Chain restaurants, post-Jack-in-the-Box, they went through a sort of rethinking about … [Read more...] about McDonald’s salads were linked to a parasitic illness outbreak that sickened more than 500 people. Here’s why this food-poisoning expert never orders salad in restaurants.
Q: How do I know how much screen time is too much and are there specific screen-time recommendations for children of different ages?A: Senior psychologist and parenting expert Conor Owens wants parents to put away screens and 'pause for play' with their children. He says: "You watch them like a hawk in the play park, make sure they eat a healthy diet and make sure they don't eat too many unhealthy treat foods."Yet in your own home your child can have access to devices that can reduce their sleep, increase their weight and reduce the physical and social skills your child learns from physically playing with other kids."Kids who spend too much time plugged into smartphones, tablets and screens – even the TV – are building up a legacy of unhealthy behaviours, getting less sleep, and consuming more unhealthy drinks and snacks."As part of their 'Start' public health awareness campaign, cross-border body safefood has teamed up with the Public Health Agency and Department of Health … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Screen-time guidelines are straightforward so press pause for play